How It Works
Each anti-slip treatment is applied by one of our certified technicians. Our technicians will conduct an assessment of the surface being treated and determine a customized ratio of treatment and SCOF (Static Co-Efficient of Friction) designed for your surface material. Once the product is applied, there is no need for curing or drying time. Your daily operations can proceed as normal.
|By Having ourAnti-Slip treat-|
|ment applied to your floor, you are eligible for a tax credit of almost 50% of the cost through the Americans With Disabilites Act.|
|The penalty for a commercial|
|building’s floor being found in violation of the American’s With Disabilities Act, for a first time offender, is $50,000. Second time offenders incur penalties of $100,000.|
|What is a Tread Pattern?
A tread pattern is best described as the fingerprint of the surface. All silica sand
based surfaces have a smooth fingerprint. Our treatment enters into the pores
of the surface and microscopically changes that fingerprint by widening and
deepening the powers. The end result is the creation of a non-slippery tread
|Customers who have had our|
|treatment applied have successfully reduced their liability and workers compensation fees by up to 20%.|
|As an added benefit, our|
|preparatory cleaning process will remove caked in dirt, grease, and residue from your floor’s grout, restoring it to like new condition. Take a look at the before and after picture below.|
What is Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF)?
The SCOF between two solid surfaces is defined as the tangential force required to produce sliding divided by the normal force between two surfaces. SCOF is measured with a “Slip Meter” such as the ASM 825 pictured below.
|These devices are used primarily by insurance agencies when investigating slip and fall injury claims. Our technicians employ the same technology to insure your floor goes above and beyond the standards of OSHA and ADA for safe floor compliance. Our customers have successfully lowered their Workers Compenation and Liability insurance costs, as well as avoided steep fees for violation of ADA standards, by having our treatment applied to their floors.|
|.60 or above................Very Safe
.50 to .59.............Relatively Safe
.40 to .49..................Dangerous
.35 to .39............Very Dangerous
.00 to .34......Unusually Dangerous
|As adopted by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (A.S.T.M.), “A static anti-slip coefficient of friction of .50 or above is considered a safe walkway surface with a dry condition. A reading below .50 is considered an unsafe walkway surface.”|
|Source: “The Slip and Fall Handbook” by S.I. Rosen, Hanrow Press, Columbia, MD|
Because our technicians test your surfaces for a SCOF of .50 or higher under wet conditions, you will be able to say your floor is actually safer
wet than it is when its dry!
|Other treatment benefits include:|
Eliminate the need for costly floor mats and other coverings
Insure Compliance with OSHA and ADA requirements
Reduce Workers Compensation and Liability Insurance Premiums
Reduce Bacteria and Other Health Risks
Make Your Business A Safer Environment
Create a More Positive Impression On Your Customers (They Will