Determining the slip coefficient of friction for a given surface is an important task for professionals in many industries, from insurance to property management.
Building owners and risk managers are responsible for taking reasonable steps to ensure the safety of guests and employees who enter their buildings. With a few simple, digital measurements made by the GS-1, you can find out whether your floors are safe to walk on when wet and dry. Any surface can be measured—tile, wood, linoleum, cement, and others. All it takes is the push of a button.
Studies show that more than 40% of worker compensation claims paid out involve slip and fall accidents. Reduce the number and severity of accidents and claims by preventing problems before they arise. The GS-1 makes it easy for you to save money while keeping your patrons safe.
For insurance professionals and claims adjusters, knowledge is power. Knowing who is at fault in the case of a slip and fall accident is vital. The GS-1 give you the the ability to obtain accurate measurements of the slipperiness of any surface, in a highly-controlled, reproducible manner.
The GS-1 Slip Meter was conceptualized and designed by Johnson Forensic Labs and engineered by Eran Associates. It is sold exclusively by Impact General, Inc. It is the most advanced and accurate tribometer available today, but it's simplicity and ease-of-use are what make it the preferred option among professionals. The GS-1 is the only tribometer approved for measuring both wet static and dynamic coefficient of friction by the National Floor Safety Institute.