When guests come onto your property, what if they slip, trip, fall, get struck or otherwise get injured? TAI helps establish causation with advanced tools and common sense. Building Codes and national standards play a key role. The Excel Variable Incidence Tribometer (English XL VIT) is used for precise floor slip-resistance measurements. Staircase treads, landings, ramps, handrails, accessibility rules (ADA), and other Premise Liability vulnerabilities are routinely analyzed.
Evaluate surface traction (slip index) using XL Variable Incidence Tribometer, pull dynamometer, or other test equipment.
Determine presence and effect of contamination.
Evaluate tripping hazards with respect to geometry, stability, visibility, and warnings/markings.
Analyze and advise as to applicable standards and industry procedures.
Evaluate operations and maintenance.
Boyer, T., “A Closer Look at Premises Liability: The Property Manager’s View,” Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, pp. 40-43, Spring 2012.