Floor Slip Badge man Slipping on Floor Floor Slip whirl Pendulum Testing and Floor Safety Advisory Service

Tel UK North 08719 15 25 35

Tel UK South 08713 15 57 89

Contact Us by E-Mail

Floor Test Prices Start from £7.50 per month

Pendulum Testing  - Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Chester, Cumbria, Preston, Lancashire, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Rochdale, Southport, Stockport and Wirral (Contact Northern Regional Office - 08719 152535)

Pendulum Test - Banbury, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Coventry, Daventry, Derby, London, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Reading, and Swindon - Contact Southern Regional Office  08715 155789)

NewFloor Testing Offices opening soon to more easily cover  Leicester, Nottingham, Solihull, Stoke, Stafford,  Telford, Wolverhampton and Walsall (Contact FloorSlip for more information)

Don’t worry if you don’t live in the above mentioned areas, we can still send a Pendulum Tester to your area starting from just £347 and from just £97 for Surface Roughness Testing.


FloorSlip Limited, Reg No: 07757686


Pendulum Testing for Floor Safety, Risk Assessments and Slip Claims

Pendulum Test Equipment used for floor test and skid test and risk assessment

FloorSlip carry out Pendulum Testing for: -


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!)



About the Pendulum Test


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.



How Long does Pendulum Floor Testing Take?


We conduct between 144 and 512 swings for EACH floor test area. We expect to take a minimum of 2-3 hours – for further detail see Conducting the Pendulum Test



Will Pendulum Testing disrupt my business?


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



Call or Contact FloorSlip today for your Surface Roughness Test from £99 of your floor Pendulum Test from just £347 or road skid test from £397


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


Read More on Pendulum Test Prices




The Pendulum Tester