ASA takes a proactive approach to help our clients assess the slip resistance of both proposed flooring selections and completed projects for compliance with ADA, OSHA and ANSI standards.
ASA can work with you and your team to:
Document compliance of proposed flooring choices with ANSI wet COF standards.
Provide comprehensive, on-site floor surface testing to document compliance of installed flooring with ANSI wet COF standards.
Develop risk management and maintenance strategies with your clients to minimize the frequency and severity of slip and fall accidents after completion.
Identification and Assesment
By conducting both pre and post installation wet SCOF tests, and analyzing the data generated, ASA can help architects, interior designers and their clients identify slip and fall hazards and document compliance with national testing standards. This enables architects and interior designers to minimize the risks to their clients while reducing exposure to future slip and fall litigation. Architects and interior design professionals can document through independent, objective testing that the flooring choices they make will not endanger their clients or their customers and employees in the future.
Strategies and Improvement for Your Clients
Safety does not stop when you hand over the keys. Implementation of an effective slip and fall prevention program requires the right tools, people and communication. ASA can help your clients risk management team document the ongoing compliance, safety policies and procedures needed to effectively reduce slip and fall accidents within the facilities you have designed and built. We also can aid your clients business in developing the tools needed to document a sound walkway testing and OSHA compliance program.
Training and Education
ASA can also assist in providing training for architects, interior designers and engineers. Our professionals are available to conduct onsite training to education in Walkway Safety Management. ASA’s training programs can help you improve standards awareness for all your design employees. ASA can provide half day training courses to educate your design employees on the dangers of slip and fall hazards and how proper design and testing can reduce future injuries for your clients and litigation for your firm. We also provide information on the latest national standards for slip and fall prevention.
Partnering for Safer Designed Facilities
Let ASA, LLC partner with your architectural, engineering and design professionals to help your firm design and build the safest projects possible. Contact ASA for a project quote customized to fit your specific needs. Let ASA demonstrate how to provide your clients a safer project while protecting you, your firm, and your clients from future slip and fall litigation.
We can examine your project to ensure compliance to all current ANSI/NFSI standards for slip resistance testing:
• ANSI/NFSI B101.0-2012: Walkway Surface Auditing Procedure for the Measurement of Walkway Slip Resistance
• ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009: Test Method for Measuring Wet SCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials
• ANSI/NFSI B101.3-2012: Test Method for Measuring Wet DCOF of Common Hard-Surface Floor Materials (Including Action and Limit Thresholds for the Suitable Assessment of the Measured Values)
• ANSI/NFSI B101.5-2012: Standard Guide for Uniform Labeling Method for Identifying the Wet Static Coefficient of Friction (Traction) of Floor Coverings, Floor Coverings with Coatings, and Treated Floor Coverings
• ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012: Standard Guide for Commercial Entrance Matting in Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls
BOT-3000 Slip Tester
The BOT-3000 is a drag-sled meter, which means that it crawls along the floor under its own power at a constant speed, measuring the resistance to slip of a standardized piece of rubber loaded into the bottom of the machine. The BOT-3000 performs a test without human input except for the pressing of a button, making it more difficult for the operator to manipulate the results of the test. The BOT-3000 is no longer being manufactured or serviced by the manufacturer. The BOT-3000E, a different model, takes photos of the floor in front of itself while running the test.
ASA brings guidance and leadership to flooring performance testing. We stay informed concerning all the latest standards affecting the walkways designed into all your projects. By verifying compliance to standards and validating conformity to codes, we help design professionals document the performance of the flooring selections while protecting themselves and their customers from preventable slip and fall accidents and unwarranted litigation. By utilizing the services of ASA, architectural and design firms can distinguish themselves from other firms as safety conscious and forward thinking. This presents architectural firms with the opportunity to distinguish their services from those that are not safety driven. ASA’s traction compliance testing service can play a critical role in the selection process of clients and others who make important decisions about an architectural firm’s integrity and acceptability.
Alex McLaurin receiving Most Valuable Professional from Fred Anderson and Pilgrim Mat Services.
Fred getting dirty testing out some new techniques.