Slip Testing in the Workplace

Regular Slip Testing of floors is essential to comply with Health & Safety and Building regulations and provides a defence against potential claims.

You have a duty of care to ensure your building meets all regulations. You could be liable for a costly claim from an employee or member of the public.

The test is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike. When a pedestrian heel strikes a wet floor a fluid film is created between them, this can cause a slip.

The test is performed in wet conditions, replicating a similar fluid film between the potential slider and the floor and measures the dynamic coefficient of friction (CoF).

The slip test can accurately test the slip potential on clean or dry floors, as well as as contaminated floors. The test can also be carried out on dry contaminants.

All testing is in accordance with:

BS 7976 1-2-3 & BS EN 13036-4
(Floor Testing in the UK)

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