Tel UK North 08719 15 25 35
Tel UK South 08713 15 57 89
FloorSlip Limited, Reg No: 07757686
Businesses to prove, prevent or eliminate floor slips for your risk assessments so you can meet your duty of care
Road and Vehicle Transport Agencies to skid test roads and particularly corners or to check if a pedestrian walkway is safe from skids
Solicitors, Lawyers and Accident Claim Specialists who have clients who have slipped and injured themselves where businesses have failed to Pendulum Test and maintain floor safety
Architects and Persons Specifying Floors
To conduct floor sample checks for the TRUE Slip Resistance value before floors are specified (Our experience has taught us technical leaflets specifying slip resistance values aren’t always accurate!)
The Pendulum Test is used for floor testing to determine the slip properties of pedestrian floors; or can be used to conduct a skid test for roads...
...the floor test is required to ensure you meet the legal required UK standards for floor safety and should be included in your floor risk management plan.
... the skid test determines road surface friction; the pendulum was adapted by the Transport Road Laboratory (TRL) for this purpose and uses a different consistency of rubber on the ‘slipper’ or ‘foot’ to imitate vehicle tyres
Floor testing (Or the road skid test) is often just referred to as ‘Pendulum Testing’. It is the only recognised method in a court of law and as approved by the Health and Safety Executive.
There are many other methods of testing floors but over time and through proving by the Health and Safety Laboratories in the UK, Pendulum Testing has proven the most effective and reliable at slip testing of floors – particularly wet floors, which the HSE has reported are probably responsible for the highest majority of floor slip accidents.
Both the government and the HSE have reported that floor slips are responsible for the highest number of accident claims.
We conduct between 144 and 512 swings for EACH floor test area. We expect to take
a minimum of 2-
Not if we can help it, we will try to arrange to do the tests in periods out of hours or weekends or in quieter time; even during the night if required – we are flexible
Or we can Pendulum Test your floors annually from just £37 per month, which also includes Surface Roughness Testing every 6 months; or get surface roughness testing alone from just £15 per month
The Pendulum Tester