UK Specialists in H&S Approved Floor Pendulum Testing for Businesses
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Floors wear out, it’s to be expected and planned for, especially if you have high footfall and in particular spots – for example a door entrance.
So how do you know if a floor is worn? Have a Pendulum Test and it will prove or disprove it, simply, efficiently and cheaply
Compare the cost of a new floors costing from £3,000 to £300,000 with a Pendulum Testing at very affordable prices -
We can advise on a course of events to follow. Typically: -
Have the floor deep cleaned and test again – some* floor slips are caused by poor cleaning or incorrect cleaning solutions and may not be the floor itself
*Note carefully -
Identify if the wear is in one spot or all over -
Consider if furniture can be moved -
Floor Slips are caused by multiple issues, cater for these and you are moving towards a decent floor safety record; the prime are: -
The floor is used for a different purpose than what it was originally intended for. Running, Pushing and Turning quickly also contribute to floor slips
Hard smooth floor surfaces such as marble contribute excessively to floor slip; particularly when wet. The HSE reports over 90% of slips occur on wet smooth slippery floors. It is an owners, developers and architects responsibility to ensure the floor type chosen is chosen for floor safety – not just for looks
Wet Floors from rain and snow (and cleaning!). Most floor slips occur on wet floors.
Poor, inadequate, incorrect or no floor cleaning all cause floor slips and leaving floors wet after cleaning – assign floor cleaning to quieter times -
Poorly sized and placed mats or no mats used to prevent rain water tracking to inside flooring and inadequate drainage of the drained off water / snow melt from non slip mats.
From Owners, Managers and employees; Health and safety is everyone’s issue and legal responsibility (Including employees) and serious breaches Can result in a year in prison or a £20,000 fine (2019)
We can not stress enough that regular floor testing to prevent floor slip issues far is better than cure in terms of cost and consequences – We can perform Pendulum Tests from very affordable prices
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