Pendulum Slip Testing – Boats and Cruise Ships

Surface Performance are frequently asked to carry out pendulum slip tests for the nautical industry. Slip testing is widely used in various areas, for example:

  • Pendulum slip testing a marina jetty / marina platforms.
  • Slip resistance testing of decking installed at marinas or lifeboat stations.
  • Slip resistance testing on board larger vessels or cruise ships.
  • Slip testing to ferry terminal walkways.

A recent application was the pendulum slip testing of a bar area on board a large cruise ship. The testing was instructed by a solicitors firm who were acting on behalf of their client who slipped whilst on holiday in the bar area. Through our specialist pendulum slip testing services we are able to ascertain if the flooring was within HSE  pendulum slip testing requirements.

If you require advice or assistance regarding pendulum slip resistance testing then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Pendulum slip testing being carried out to a bar area in dry and wet conditions on board a cruise ship.

Pendulum slip testing being carried out to a bar area in dry and wet conditions on board a cruise ship.

Bathroom tile slip resistance testing

Surface Performance carry out slip resistance testing to all types of bathroom tiles. Testing is carried out using a pendulum slip tester using both soft rubbers (to replicate barefoot traffic) and hard rubbers (to replicate footwear).

Tiles are tested in accordance with the HSE guidelines for slip resistance in a temperature and humidity controlled laboratory. Test reports are then issued to the client within 2 x working days following receipt of the test sample.

Surface Performance carry out slip testing for tile manufacturers from across the world and are recognised as a premier slip resistance laboratory.

Slip resistance testing being performed to a bathroom tile sample in the Surface Performance Ltd laboratory.

Slip resistance testing being performed to a bathroom tile sample in the Surface Performance Ltd laboratory.

Warehouse – slip resistance testing to warehouse flooring

Pendulum slip resistance testing should be carried out to warehouse and factory floors in order to determine that the risk of slip accidents in marginal. Slip resistance testing is carried out in accordance with HSE guidelines for slip testing and will determine if the factory floor has a low, medium or high slip potential.

Surface Performance Ltd recently carried out the slip resistance testing Amazon warehouses in both England and Scotland.

If you would like to arrange a slip test to a warehouse, factory or office flooring surface then please contact us and we will be happy to assist. Our slip resistance technicians operate throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.

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HSE pendulum slip testing in schools and universities

A pendulum slip resistance test being carried out at a school in London by Surface Performance Ltd.

A pendulum slip resistance test being carried out at a school in London by Surface Performance Ltd.

Surface Performance Ltd carry out pendulum slip resistance testing at schools and universities throughout The UK. Testing is carried out in accordance with The HSE guidelines for slip resistance and ascertains if the surfacing is safe for use through a low / medium / high risk classification.

Slip testing at schools is important in order to ensure that children are safe in areas such as corridors, playgrounds and other sports areas. Slip testing takes around two hours to complete and the school is then sent a formal PDF slip resistance test report.

For further information about slip resistance testing and pendulum slip testing in schools then please contact us.

 

Tile / flooring slip resistance independent testing (HSE pendulum slip testing)

Surface Performance offer a full laboratory slip testing services to manufacturers of tiles and other surfacing products.

Tiles can be tested for slip resistance in the Surface Performance Ltd accredited laboratory in order to ascertain their slip resistance performance values. Slip testing is performed in both dry and wet conditions in three slip test pendulum swing directions. The test results are then used to produce a slip resistance test report specifically for your tile or surfacing product that demonstrates that the product meets HSE guidelines.

The process is very simple, a small sample of the tile should be delivered to our pendulum slip testing laboratory and clearly identified with your company name. After the tile is booked into the laboratory then one of our qualified slip testing engineers will perform the pendulum slip test to the tile in our temperature and humidity controlled area. A test report will then be issued and we will also be happy to discuss slip testing results for tiles over the telephone should you require further advice.

Slip resistance testing performed in the laboratory to samples of bathroom flooring tiles.

Slip resistance testing performed in the laboratory to samples of bathroom flooring tiles.

If you would like to book a tile into our laboratory for slip resistance testing then please contact us and we will be happy to help. The Surface Performance laboratory phone number is 0208 2465562.