AMERICAN SLIP METER (ASM) CORRECTS DISINFORMATION APPEARING IN SURE STEP BLOG POST
“ANSI A326.3 Test Method for measuring dynamic coefficient of friction. (which is tested using a BOT-3000E) supplanted the ASTM International test method C1028(tested using an American Slip Meter) because the latter is unable to measure resistance when people are in motion, which is a relevant measurement in slip and fall prevention since individuals are technically moving when they lose their balance.
Therefore the ASM is obsolete. That standard and the device used to measure it (ASM) is irrelevant. Only the BOT can measure new Industry standards. Slipdoctors are giving you a typewriter in the age of the most advanced computers and Ipads. Sure Step keeps up with the times and new standards. We provide our Distributors with state of the art technology. We are the only company in this industry that uses Safe Space Ingenuity patented floor-auditing software designed for the BOT3000 and recognized in a court of law throughout North America.
ASM Responds to SURE STEP Blog
Let’s clear the air on the postings about standards being withdrawn. The ASTM C1028 standard was withdrawn in 2014 and our operating manual was revised to reflect that. The NFSI B101.1 standard that the ASM 825A meter tests to HAS NOT BEEN WITHDRAWN. The standard is current and the meter continues to test to a nationally recognized standard. There are a lot of postings and a recent blog on Sure Step’s website contains false information in stating the the C1028 is used by American Slip Meter.
The ASM is not obsolete and to say that it is obsolete and irrelevant are false statements. It is anyone’s choice to pick the instrument and test method that best suits their needs. Please make sure you do your research on the information that is being presented out there on the web. There is a problem with individuals and companies drawing a line in the sand over standard organizations and spread a lot of false information. They are trying to take away the consumers choices and write standards to force people to purchase a specific instrument.