Slip Resistance Testing

The HSE states "Floors need to have enough grip for pedestrians to walk safely, but what does this mean? Grip is measured as 'Coefficient of Friction'. For safe pedestrian walking on the level this should be 0.36 or higher." It also says "it's no good testing a clean and dry floor then expecting it to be slip resistant in the wet."


Using a SlipAlert Meter to check the dynamic coefficient of friction


Whether you are responsible for operating in a Public Environment or Workplace the management of floor surfaces is Key.

The only true way to assess the slipperiness of your floor surface and monitor the effectiveness of your floor cleaning regime is by periodic testing of your floors.

We provide:

Floor Safety Consultancy Services

  • Independent slip assessment test
  • Independent verification of DIY floor testing
  • Fully managed floor safety solutions


Slip Resistance Testing and Reports

  • on a one off basis
  • as a periodic monitoring service

Benefit from Slip Tests services with:

  • Report of floor surface slip analysis
  • Monitor effectiveness of cleaning regime
  • Monitor wear of surface
  • Compliance to Health & Safety Guidelines
  • Compliance within the Workplace Act
  • Reduce the risk of cost to your business from employee absence through injury
  • Reduce the risk of expensive litigation claims from injury
  • Reduction of Insurance Premium

We use calibrated equipment to take accurate measurements from your floor surface area to project a comprehensive analysis of the Slip Resistance. The projected results are collated to establish compliance to Health and Safety Executive Guidelines and compliance within the Workplace ACT. When tested periodically the results can determine effectiveness of your cleaning regime and be used to assess when some floor surfaces need refurbishment or replacement.

Health & Safety Executive State:

   
THE
Major
Cause of Accidents
Slips & Trips

"Slips and trips account for over half of all reported injuries to members of the public.

Over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused as a result of a slip and trip (the single most common cause of injuries at work).

These cost employers over £512 million per year in lost production and other costs.


Legal actions brought as a result of an injury can be extremely damaging to business, especially where the public are involved. Insurance covers only a small proportion of the costs."
Source: Health & Safety Executive


Annual Cost
to
employers


£512
million

Places where Slip Resistance Testing is Relevant.

Any floor area that can be contaminated by water and other substances that result in a slippery surface should be tested and monitored.

  • Pedestrian Areas
  • Leisure Centres
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Swimming Pools
  • Shopping Centres
  • Supermarkets
  • Schools & Colleges
  • Hotels
  • Offices
  • Factories
  • Hospitals
  • Care Homes
  • Catering Areas
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs, Wine Bars & Coffee Shops
  • Airports
  • Sea Terminals
  • Coach Stations
  • Train Stations
  • Motorway Service Areas
  • Garage Forecourts
  • Car Showrooms
  • Passenger Ferries
  • Cruise Ships

Any floor area where a slip or fall incident occurred should be tested.

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