Slip, Trip & Falls

American Bio Engineers utilizes the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer for slip resistance measurements of any walking surface. The XL adheres to the most current ASTM F2508 Standard Practice for Validation, Calibration, and Certification of Walkway Tribometers Using Reference Surfaces. Additionally, it is recognized by ANSI/ASSE 1264.2 Provision of Slip Resistance in the Workplace and NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus. It is also the slipmeter of choice among competent experts and is widely accepted in the courts. Slips don't occur on clean dry surfaces, thus the XL was designed primarily for valid measurement of wet or otherwise lubricated surfaces, while incorporating dynamics that mimic certain parameters of a pedestrian's gait. It is the only slipmeter equipped with a stair fixture that enables the metering of traction on step nosings parallel to the direction of pedestrian travel.

  • The XL can be used on wet or oily surfaces with reliable results
  • The XL is the most portable slipmeter approved for wet testing
  • The XL mimics heel contact during normal ambulation

American Bio Engineers was originally certified by the International Safety Academy for operation of the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer.