Train Station Slip Resistance Testing

Train station platforms are regularly inspected by an independent slip testing company such as Surface Performance Ltd.

Platforms are tested using slip resistance pendulum equipment in order to determine that they achieve a PTV (pendulum test value) of 36 or above.

The slip test value must achieve a result of 36 or above in both dry and wet slip testing conditions. A slip test value of 36 or above is deemed to be “low risk of slip” by The HSE.

Surface Performance Ltd undertake slip testing to major train stations in London and throughout the Network Rail Network.

Slip resistance testing is also carried out at underground stations, station walkways, station bridges and station concourses.

For more information regarding slip testing of train stations please contact us.

 

Slip resistance pendulum testing being carried out to a train station platform.

Slip resistance pendulum testing being carried out to a train station platform.

Slip Resistance Testing of Walkways and Bridges

Pendulum slip resistance testing is carried out to the surfacing installed on pedestrian walkways. Testing is carried out in accordance with HSE guidelines for slip resistance and is performed in both dry and wet conditions.

Surface Performance recently carried out pendulum slip testing to a footbridge in London, however we also offer slip resistance testing services in locations such as Bedford, Bradford, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle.

For slip test information or if you would like a pendulum slip resistance quotation for either a laboratory on on site test then please contact one of our slip resistance engineers by emailing info@surfaceperformance.com and we will be happy to assist.

Slip testing being carried out to a pedestrian footbridge in London using the pendulum slip tester (Munro).

Slip testing being carried out to a pedestrian footbridge in London using the pendulum slip tester (Munro).

Pendulum Slip Testing in Hotels and Kitchens

Slip resistance testing is carried out in hotels and kitchens in order to ensure the safety of end users.

Slip testing in commercial kitchens is particularly important as these are confined spaces and the flooring is prone to contamination which will increase the risk of slips and accidents.

Slip testing in kitchens is carried out in dry and wet conditions, however we also offer a service whereby the floor can be artificially contaminated using liquids that are regularly used in kitchens such as food spillages. Surface Performance ltd can then provide a HSE compliant slip resistance test report for your surfacing, enabling you to make changes to the floors performance if required. This test report can also be used to demonstrate compliance with HSE regulations.

If you require slip resistance testing to be undertaken in a hotel or commercial kitchen area then please contact Surface Performance Ltd and one of our slip safety experts will be happy to assist.

 

Slip testing being carried out in a commercial kitchen area in a London hotel.

Slip testing being carried out in a commercial kitchen area in a London hotel.

Slip Testing of Access Ramps and Disabled Ramps

Surface Performance Ltd are experts in the slip analysis and pendulum slip testing of disable ramps and building access ramps.

Our slip testing laboratory in London are able to test and certify your products prior to them being installed on site. Our research and development team are able to advise you on slip resistance guidelines and help to develop your products from start to finish.

Testing is carried out to assess the slip resistance qualities of disabled ramps to ensure that they are fit for purpose prior to final installation.

We also offer an on site ramp slip resistance service throughout The UK in locations such as Chichester, Brighton, Cranleigh, Durham, Liverpool and London.

If you require help with your products pendulum slip resistance performance then please contact us and our slip testing engineers will be pleased to help.

UK Slip Resistance Guidelines

 

Slip Resistance Testing - an access ramp being tested by Surface Performance Ltd

Slip Resistance Testing – an access ramp being tested by Surface Performance Ltd

 

Slip Testing for Architects

Surface Performance Ltd provide pendulum slip testing services to architects and building design engineers throughout The UK.

We have carried out slip resistance testing in London, Brighton, Bristol, Bath and Swindon for clients wishing to determine the slip resistance value and pendulum test value (PTV) of surfacing products prior to installation on site.

Slip testing is carried out using pendulum slip resistance equipment and can be performed either on site or in our environmentally controlled test laboratory in South West London.

Slip testing is an economic method of determining the safety and slipperiness of flooring to ensure the safety of end users. Testing is carried out in three pendulum slip swing directions in both dry and wet conditions. A full pendulum slip test report is then issued within 48 hours after completion of the slip test. The test report is compliant with BS 7976 and The UK Slip Resistance Guidelines.

For slip testing in London, Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Of course, we also provide testing services throughout the rest of the country.

Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing

Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing

Slip testing being carried out at a building project in Scotland

Slip testing being carried out at a building project in Scotland