Based on our expertise on pendulum slip resistance testing, we would like to help those who are new to the industry and extend our exclusive dedication to the floor safety for the masses. As a part of the UK slip resistance group we and bring to light some information that on pendulum slip resistance testing that will help the novice and newbie..
It has been observed that there are a few common questions that all those who are new to the floor testing and safety industry like to be aware of. A few of the most common questions have been answered hereunder.
Where can we have our testing pendulum calibrated?
- You must get your testing equipments and pendulum calibrated with a lab that is suitable to provide you with a proper certification to do so. You can go for such pendulum calibration within London and all across UK. You can even get such certification from a certified lab outside UK.
Can we test slip resistance on floor as well as on the footwear?
- Testing slip resistance on floor and testing slip resistance of footwear is not one and the same. While the members of UK slip resistance group offer the pendulum slip resistance testing for floor safety, it is HSL and (Health & Safety Laboratory) SATRA (Shoe and Allied Trades Research Association) that offer slip resistance services for footwear. The methodologies used by both happen to differ. UK slip resistance group has yet declared either of them as their preferred method.
Is training mandatory to use the Pendulum?
- While the training is not mandatory is to use the pendulum for slip resistance testing, it most certainly recommended. Unless you gain insight on various aspects of flooring material, various types of contamination issues and various standards of testing the floor for slip resistance, it is going to be extremely challenging for you to provide concrete results that the property owners can truly rely on.
We would recommend that any new user undertake some training with an experienced operator
What is the legal perquisite for slip resistance testing in UK?
- The law is vast and there are various regulations for various kinds of properties, premises, activities and more. However, above all there is a general conscious of the legal mandate and that is to keep the floor safe for all visitors at all times. Testing the floor for slip resistance, getting it treated or replaced and obtaining the anti slip ratings on annual basis are all meant to lead to the same ideology of ‘safety first’.
Slip-testing.co.uk is part of Surface Performance Ltd. We offer a comprehensive pendulum slip resistance testing service in the following locations;pendulum slip testing in The North of England including skid tests in Carlisle and Bolton. Floor slip tests in Sheffield, Manchester, Bradford and Hull. Pendulum slip resistance Munro testing in; Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle. Slip testing in Darlington and floor slip checks in Crewe. Floor testing and pendulum slip tests using the Munro slip tester in Lancaster, Runcorn, Preston, Bolton, Warrington and Cheshire. Slippery floor check testing in Blackpool, Chester, Crewe and Oldham. We also offer a full floor slip resistance testing service in Stockport, Rochdale, Sandbach and slip testing in the North East & North West of England.
Slip testing is carried out throughout the North & South of England in areas such as Humberside, Lincoln, Nottingham, Birmingham. Pendulum testing can be performed in places such as The Midlands, Rugby, Stoke on Trent, Wakefield, Leeds, Yorkshire. Our slip testing technicians are based in Derby, Oxford, Cambridge & Grantham. We have qualified surface slip test assessment technicians in Loughborough and slip testing can be arranged in the East Midlands.
We are the only London based company that offers pendulum slip resistance and skid testing in Watford, Milton Keynes, Reading, Putney, Central London. Our slip testing head office is located in Putney, London. We carry out floor checks and tests throughout Central London and the surrounding areas such as Brentford, Wimbledon, Cranleigh, Guildford and Weybridge. We offer a floor testing service to schools, hospitals, airports and hotels in London, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Brighton and Eastbourne. Our pendulum slip test machine is easiliy transportable to all of these locations. Our technicians have availability to carry out floor testing and well priced checks in locations in the South West of England such as Bristol & Bath. Pendulum testing to floors can also be performed in Plymouth, Exeter, Cornwall, Chepstow (slip testing throughout South Wales) and Downend. We have a great slip test report turnaround service of 48 hours in Dover, Hastings, Swansea (pendulum slip resistance floor tests in Wales) & Sevenoaks. Our pendulum slip testing service really does cover the entire of The UK & Scotland. Scotland slip resistance tests and Munro slip testing is carried out in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Livingston. Surface Performance have a track record for carrying out pendulum slip testing in Dundee, Leith, Inverness and Stirling. We even carry out floor slip tests in the Isle of Wight and Ireland, Pooleand Pembrokeshire. Please contact our head office and laboratory in London for slip testing in any UK location.