A Better Way to Avoid Slips and Falls

Good news for Healthcare Interior Designers!

The new DCOF (Dynamic Coefficient of Friction) introduces a new industry standard in place for measuring the slip resistant properties of a flooring material. This provides better information for slip resistance than the minimal and previously used standard. This new test measures dynamic friction (movement) across the surface and is more widely used worldwide to assess slip potential occurring while a person is in motion.

Additionally, the test can be used on-site (post installation) as many slip factors of a floor are affected by wear, contaminants, and cleaning products. This article is worth a read!