What is DCOF and SCOF?

By |2024-01-31T14:25:51+00:00January 31st, 2024||

SCOF- Static: Measures the amount of force required to initiate movement or cause slipping when a person is standing still on a surface. It is important to note that standards for measuring SCOF have all been withdrawn. DCOF- Dynamic: The dynamic (or kinetic) coefficient of friction (DCOF) is the measure of the resistance to

What is a Pendulum Test Value (PTV)?

By |2024-01-19T19:48:09+00:00January 19th, 2024||

PTV stands for the Pendulum Test Value, a measurement of how slippery a surface is, measured with a tribometer called the British Pendulum, which stimulates a foot swinging across a surface.Check out the graphic below to understand where your PTV should be at in order to be considered in the 'Low Slip Potential' category.

Do you provide legal documentation?

By |2024-01-12T18:37:58+00:00January 12th, 2024||

Yes, our testing concludes with a legal document that is in accordance with both the ASTM F1694-14 "Standard Guide for Composing Walkway Surface Investigation, Evaluation and Incident Report Forms for Slips, Stumbles, Trips and Falls" and the ASTM F2048-00 "Standard Practice for Reporting Slip Resistance Test Results." Our testing follows the Daubert Principle and therefore

What test method do you use?

By |2024-01-19T19:51:40+00:00January 12th, 2024||

We are able to provide testing for the following standards: ANSI A326.3 (DCOF) ANSI A137.1 (DCOF) NFSI B101.1 (SCOF) ASTM E303 (PTV)* Please note that classifications under the ASTM E303 Test Method is also compatible with the following international standards: CEN/TS 1615:206 BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013 We test using the BOT-3000e and the British Pendulum Skid Tester.

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