No more slip ups
23 January 2013
Arco the safety company is offering a surface testing service using the HSE's SAT Site Assessment tool. Arco will provide this service through a new surface measuring device that calculates flooring substrate and prov
Arco will provide this service through a new surface measuring device that calculates flooring substrate and provides a profile of the floor using a small probe that takes ten readings. This information is then fed into the HSE's SAT Site Assessment tool and a number of questions answered about the type of floor, the cleaning regime, the type of soiling and the footwear being worn. This produces a score of low, medium or high risk. By altering some of the answers to the questions, such as type of footwear, it will show a different risk factor illustrating to businesses the effectiveness of sufficient slip-resistant footwear.
A range of surfaces including tiles, steps, linoleum, marble and wood can be assessed using the device and it measures Rtm (Rz) parameters.