Analyze & Test
Our team of CERTIFIED auditors and technicians will evaluate the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) of your floors using a state-of-the-art tribometry instrument known as the BOT-3000E
There are 2 types of friction involved in a slip and fall: the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) and the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF). The SCOF is the force required for one surface to begin sliding over another. The dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) is the force needed to keep a surface in motion sliding over another. When discussing the coefficient of friction (COF) in relation to a slip and fall, the SCOF represents the point at which the slip is first initiated and the DCOF the point at which the initial slip turns into a slide and then an eventual fall.