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Kaivac's AutoVac system NFSI certified
The National Floor Safety Institute NFSI has awarded 'High-Tractio'" product certification to Kaivac's new AutoVac system.
The AutoVac is part of Kaivac's NFSI-Certified OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System product line. This technology was required to pass rigorous NFSI testing when used as a system in order to qualify for this certification.
The AutoVac system is designed to provide high-speed cleaning in hard-surface areas (such as hallways, cafeterias, lobbies, warehouses, and fitness areas) without the cost, bulk, or complexity of a standard automatic floor scrubber.
This makes it ideal for a wide range of facilities and especially in organisations where budget constraints are an issue.
"Our internal testing using the BOT-3000* demonstrated that the AutoVac equipment deep cleans and removes all types of soil and residue from floors, leaving them very slip resistant," says John Richter, Technical Director for Kaivac.
"NFSI has validated our own SCOF data to officially confirm the floor safety benefits of Kaivac's AutoVac system."
The NFSI introduced its product-certification system - which certifies floor coverings, mats, polishes, finishes, treatments, cleaning chemicals, and equipment - in June 2002 with the goal of reducing the growing number of slip-and-fall incidents, injuries, and fatalities in commercial settings.
"NFSI product certification is intended to provide product manufacturers with the means to have their products independently evaluated for wet slip resistance," says Russell Kendzior, Founder and President of NFSI.
"The end result of this comprehensive evaluation process is to provide the end user with relevant information to make a more informed buying decision. Kaivac is to be congratulated for this safety achievement, and for its leadership in this product category."
* BOT-3000 refers to Binary Output Tribometer and is used to measure both static and dynamic coefficient of floor friction on a variety of surfaces in both wet and dry conditions; SCOF refers to Static Coefficient of Friction or the slip resistance of a floor.
22nd November 2012