Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Hotel Safety Solutions and our anti slip services. We hope you can find your answer. If not, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Q. What is Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF)
It is the measurement that represents the resistance to slippage from the sole of the shoe and contact with the floor surface. The higher the values, the more resistance to slippage.
Q. Will the Anti Slip Treatment damage the surface?
The anti-slip treatment process effects are so small that it can’t be seen by the naked eye. The changes in the surface composition is at approximately 30 microns. For example, 1 micron is equal to 1/247,000 of an inch. Nevertheless, all installations will require performing a small test area prior to performing the work.
Q. How much of an increase in friction can I expect?
It depends on the SCOF rating before treatment and the nature of the material to treat. The main objective is to meet or exceed OSHA and ADA standards in both a wet or dry state. It is not uncommon to see a 50% to 150% increase in surface friction when wet.
Q. Will your specialty products prevent lawsuits?
While we can’t guarantee that you will never be involved in legal litigation, we surely can say that you have done more than most in trying to prevent safety related accidents. By installing our products you will make it very difficult for any prosecutor to prove negligence on your part. In addition, you are able to contract our documentation services in which we provide you with detailed documentation of the SCOF test records. This documentation will serve as additional proof of your enhanced safety program.
Q. Can I reduce my insurance costs?
Please consult with your insurance carrier. Many carriers do provide discounts for adopting additional safety measures. Workman’s Compensation Insurance premiums have been affected favourably the most. With a significant reduction in injury claims, for some businesses it becomes a substantial insurance cost savings.
Q. How does Hotel Safety Anti-Slip work?
Hotel Safety Anti-Slip Solution is a process that increases the coefficient of friction on a tile floor or a porcelain or acrylic bathtub. It is not a coating that can wear off, but a process that creates a tread design on the mineral surface itself.
Q. Does the treated surface look or feel any different?
There is no discernible change in appearance. However, when wet, the feeling is SAFE.
Q. Why is there a need for Hotel Safety Anti-Slip?
Slip/Fall accidents are the #2 accidental killer. Over 9 million disabling injuries every year. Business insurance rates are skyrocketing. Increases of 25% annually are common.
Q. How long is the guarantee?
Pool decks, bathrooms/tubs showers etc. are guaranteed for 5 Years. High traffic areas like metro stations and lobbies are guaranteed for 3 years.
Q. Is Hotel Safety Anti-Slip difficult to apply?
Hotel Safety Anti Slip has to be applied by professional and skilled works to get an equal results and to make sure your floorings are within the compliance regulation. No, a floor can be treated at the rate of 500 square feet per hour, per worker. Bathtubs require less than 10 minutes with no strenuous work.
Q. Does Hotel Safety Anti Slip kill germs?
When you apply Hotel Safety Anti-Slip to floors, bathtubs and other surfaces, the chemical is known to inhibit the growth of, and kill some bacteria and fungi. Test data is still being accumulated on this and will be available at a later date.
Q. If my floor is sealed, can Hotel Safety Anti-Slip still getting applied?
Yes, Hotel Safety Anti-Slip will work through most floor seals and effectively apply the “invisible tread” (It may take two application).
Q. Can I wax over the Hotel Safety Anti-Slip Solutions?
NO. By waxing over the Hotel SafetyAnti-Slip application you will fill in the “invisible tread” that Hotel Safety Anti-Slip has placed on your floor. We recommend a dry buff to bring up the shine.
Q. Is Hotel Safety Anti-Slip dangerous?
Hotel Safety Anti slip is environmently safe and specially developed to use in hospitality industry. f.i It doesn’t effect you pool water.
Q. How do I proceed when Hotel Safety Solutions doesn’t have an office in my country?
Based on 18 years of experience, Hotel Safety Solutions developed a special program to handle “remote” projects.
Please contact us for more information.