Slip Resistance Research
Testing and Field Slipperiness Surveys
Last updated January 30, 2010
William English, Inc.
has been a leader in development of tribometry methods for evaluation of
traction properties of various flooring materials and shoe products under
a wide range of real-world conditions. I do laboratory
testing here in my shop or field
surveys at your location. My testers have high validity on dry or wet
- Floor and Shoe Testing
- The English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer measures the slipperiness
of any walking surface and is recognized by ASTM/ANSI F1679, ANSI
A1264.2, and other specialized
test standards for its use by ASTM, NFPA and ANSI committees as well
as OSHA and ADA compliance. It is also the slipmeter of choice among
US insurance companies, and it is widely accepted in the courts.
The English XL is engineered like no other slipmeter. Besides its unsurpassed
validity, it is the lightest-weight and most easily portable slip resistance
tester available. Since dry surfaces are not normally slippery, the XL
was designed primarily for valid measurement on wet surfaces, incorporating
dynamics that mimic certain parameters of a pedestrian's gait.
William English, Inc. performs laboratory testing
of floor samples in the laboratory as well as conducting field surveys
and consulting with clients concerning remediation measures for slipperiness
under foot. For details on lab testing or field survey services, click
Charges for Lab Testing Services
- My minimum charge for testing walking surfaces or shoe materials is
Call 239-728-3254 to discuss your needs.
for further information on how to engage slipperiness testing services,
call me at 239/728-3254.
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