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Various combinations of floor and footwear are possible. This device has not be put through a F approval to date. Such documentation or certification shall be based on the appropriate ASTM standard test method conducted by a laboratory capable of performing the test.

Using the new ASTM slip standard

This testing method was also specific to a device called the Brungraber Mark II. The method understates the slip-resistance when used in wet testing. The method utilizes the whole shoe, so it seems to offer a more complete picture than those methods which require sections of the footwear to be tested. The is the testing method which was specific to the English XL tribometer. To be meaningful, walkway tribometer results must correlate the slip characteristics of a surface or contaminant, or both, to the actual propensity for human astj.

Standards Related to Slip-Resistance There are many different slip-resistance testing standards. This standard addresses the recommended format and content of reports addressing slip resistance evaluations. In addition, this method would generate sticktion problems on wet surfaces, so it is not recommended for evaluating wet slip-resistance.

Footwear set f49 STM cradle prior to slip testing. If you are a SATRA member but not yet registered for online access please register as a new user below. SATRA offers a wide range of unique member awtm and products designed to enhance technical knowledge and help improve profitability and global sales.

Once initiated, the program brings the footwear into contact with the test surface and applies a pre-set vertical load before translating the floor zstm at a controlled speed.

This allows the f4489 of slip to be determined in different stages of the walking gait — for example, f4899 strike, forepart lift-off, astmm shoe flat to floor. In addition to the coefficient of friction result, the loads, speeds, horizontal distance covered and a continuous calculation of coefficient of friction are recorded graphically for the duration of the test. To simulate cold weather conditions, an optional piece of SATRA equipment allows a temperature-controlled block of ice to be produced and used in the STM slip test machine.


A proposed standard for Subpart D does make a reference to a 0. OSHA requires the use of slip-resistant surfaces in several locations in their standards.

It can also validate these products against a footwear specification in which a required coefficient of friction has been specified.

This section of the standard was never enacted and eventually removed from the standard. The coefficient of friction is defined as the ratio of the horizontal force to the vertical force as the shoe slips.

Standards Dealing with Design Requirements: This method uses the stationary James Machine. In Europe, the US and in many other countries around the world, there are a growing number of legal obligations requiring retailers to only place safe products on the market. Because of the leather pad specification and problem with sticktion, this method should not be used for wet testing.

ASTM Slip-Testing Methods – HighEHS

A slip test machine can be used as a development tool to verify the slip resistance of new footwear products. The machine and associated test methods have gained wide acceptance in the global footwear industry, with sales made to brands, manufacturers, test laboratories and institutes around the world. The method can be ast on nearly all surfaces. The SATRA STM has been developed with the benefit ast, extensive research into slip and slip testing methods, together with the experience gained from the daily practical use of the machine in the SATRA footwear testing laboratories.

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Articles by Our Staff. The footwear is mounted on a foot forme which, in turn is mounted onto the loading frame. Hence, a low coefficient of friction indicates that only a low horizontal load would be needed to cause the shoe to slip against the flooring type used in the test.


The STM Slip Resistance Test machine offers a powerful tool for use in both product development and safety validation, with regard to footwear slip resistance. Because most slips and falls occur on contaminated water surfaces, the value of measuring dry COF is limited. However, this f498 was never promulgated as a final rule. The aztm is adjustable to allow the inclination of the footwear to be set relative to the flooring.

SATRA TM aztm to provide a comprehensive basis for the development and approval of footwear, with respect to slip, within the global footwear industry.

Slip resistance testing is a complex process, and an effective slip test machine needs to control and measure a number of key criteria reproducing the critical factors relating to slip when walking.

The testing method however, is still valid and an effective way to evaluate hazards on floors. The OSHA steel erection standards contained a provision for slip-resistance requirements for painted structural steel upon which ironworkers would walk.

View comments provided by High Safety Consulting Services. The machine console incorporates a data acquisition computer, which gives graphical output and full numerical results. Rise height and tread width shall be uniform throughout any flight of stairs including any foundation structure used as one or more treads of the stairs. The proliferation of standards creates confusion by both consumers of slip-resistance testing services and even those offering such services.

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How can we help? The English XL F was the first tribometer to be validated under this standard.

The James Machine can still be used to test floor or shoe material, but has limitations of dry-testing only. The horizontal and vertical forces are measured during the test. This was primarily driven by those in the coating industry whose coatings did not meet the safety specification.