Having a walkway audit conducted is easy:
- We collect all the unique and pertinent information about your facility.
- A Flooristics certified auditor then determines the specific sites in the facility in need of testing.
- We identify any potentially hazardous areas that require immediate attention.
- Using a National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) certified auditing device, the Flooristics auditor takes coefficient of friction samplings of each walkway area.
- The data is analyzed to formulate a complete and detailed certified report of the conditions.
- The report is then turned over to you with recommendations for improvement.
Equipment we use during the walkway audit process.
This is the GS-1 Tribometer manufactured by Impact General. It is used to assess the slip resistance of flooring using standard test methods ANSI B101.1 Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) and ANSI B101.3 Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF). It is currently one of the few tribometers certified by National Floor Safety Institute (NSFI). Not using a NFSI certified tribometer can lead to erroneous data and a poor audit, and reports based on non-NFSI’s certified tribometers can lead to a weak legal case if they are brought into court as evidence.
We understand and apply current standards.
ASTM withdrew (and didn’t replace) the ASTM F1677-05 and ASTM F1679-04e1 standards, because they couldn’t be proven to be accurate methods for measuring the safety of floors. ANSI and NFSI adopted new standards for floor safety centering on coefficient of friction (COF). These standards are ANSI/NFSI B101.0, ANSI/NFSI B101. 1, and ANSI/NFSI B101. 3. We have been trained and certified by the NFSI in the standards and methods of measuring coefficient of friction.
We respect your privacy.
We understand and respect the sensitive legal nature of “finding” problems, since once you are aware of a problem, you are obligated to mitigate it. We treat all customer reports and information as sensitive and privileged.