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.

 

Supermarket flooring slip resistance testing (Pendulum slip testing)

Surface Performance – The Slip Testing Company have recently completed the slip testing assessment to a large supermarket chain in The UK.

Testing was carried out by the supermarket chain operators as part of their due diligence and risk assessment policies using the pendulum slip tester in accordance with HSE guidelines.

For information on slip resistance testing (PTV) please contact our London head office on 02082465562 and we will be happy to help.

Slip resistance testing performed for a major UK supermarket chain

Slip resistance testing performed for a major UK supermarket chain

 

We offer slip resistance and pendulum slip testing in accordance with HSE guidelines throughout The UK. Slip resistance expert witness services are offered from our head office in London. However we also have pendulum slip testing technicians located in Hampshire, Southampton, Hastings and Portsmouth.

Surface Performance have specialist slip testing technicians located throughout Scotland and offer a comprehensive skid resistance service in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston, Sterling and Aberdeen.

Please contact us for more information.

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The future of slip testing

Slip testing standards differ from one country to another, but there are certain standards that seem to be congruous to all affected countries. Slip testing is mainly done on flooring and flooring products, under various types of conditions. However, some industry insiders think that more needs to be done to increase safety against slip accidents especially at work.

The hospital industry, for example, has insisted that all workers wear a special kind of shoe that is resistant to slips, even if there are spills on the floor. What of the restaurant industry, and others? Slip testing officials feel that there is need for standardization of workplace footwear, to reduce slip and fall accidents especially amongst employees.

Other issues arise such as standardization of the quality of the flooring materials across all countries. Although this may be a bit embellished, they do raise an important issue. Imported flooring material should be properly tested according to the standards of the destination country. If it is tested to lower standards, then slip and fall accidents may happen when the new building is put up and used for a while.

The standards of the slip resistance test are governed by the resident country, but there should be an international standard that should be adhered to by all nations that are signatory to such a standard or organization.

This may be a big ask at the moment, but it is important that all slip resistance experts do see a way of standardizing slip resistance test requirements.

Today, most will use other materials to make up for any differences in these standards. Some will insist that imported floors are subjected to treatments to improve the friction, or certain mates are placed on the floors to stop slippage. This is an extra cost to the owner of the building, and if the floors were imported to certain international standards, such costs would not be necessary.

The whole issue of a global slip resistance test standard may seem like a fairy tale, but probably all international organizations started off in the same way. It just requires that the experts and public do their due diligence and come up with standards that are equal all over the world.

If you are a slip resistance testing expert, then this is something that you should mull over, even as you go about your work. Discuss it with other experts and see if there is a way to start such an organization. Petition the government and national standards body and ask for deliberations to be made for international standards that are similar all over the world.

If you are a member of the public, do give your input and see how much your opinion matters. If you want more information on slip resistance test standards, kindly do give us a call, and our team will be ready to explain them to you, and why they are very important to public health and safety.

Custom made HSE slip resistance protective case. Here at Surface Performance Ltd we carry out HSE slip testing throughout London and The UK.

HSE slip testing – London – slip testing custom cases

Here at Slip Testing UK, we have developed our own custom made cases for our slip testing equipment.

Whilst our UK slip testing head office is based in London, our custom built carry cases for the pendulum slip resistance equipment allows us to carry out HSE slip resistance tests throughout The UK and even Internationally.

The slip resistance equipment is extremely fragile and needs to be maintained to the highest of standards to ensure that test results are accurate. Our custom slip test case is extremely durable on the outside with hard plastic panels, however the inside is custom cut-out foam that is perfectly moulded to the slip testing equipment. This allows out HSE slip testing engineers to travel with the equipment in the knowledge that the pendulum slip tester will be in perfect condition when they arrive on site to conduct the test.

To contact our London head office about your slip testing / pendulum slip resistance enquiries then please call 0208 2465562 or use the online enquiry form here.

Below is a photograph of our custom made slip resistance protective case.

Custom made HSE slip resistance protective case. Here at Surface Performance Ltd we carry out HSE slip testing throughout London and The UK.

Custom made HSE slip resistance protective case. Here at Surface Performance Ltd we carry out HSE slip testing throughout London and The UK.