Skid, pendulum, resistance & slip testing

We help businesses save
millions in slip & trip claims 

Independent, UKAS accredited slip testing services across the UK and worldwide

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    Case Study

    problem

    Paying compensation for slip/trip claims Safety of visitors, employees

    solution

    Surface Performance have reduced slip and trip claims by 60% Saved £2.4M

    Site Testing

    Safeguarding visitors,employees and members of the public with fully accredited slip testing.

    We provide thorough and effective UKAS accredited pendulum testing supported by an accurate UKAS report within 48 hours.

    Lab Testing

    Safeguarding your flooring products and systems with our best in class slip testing service. 

    The pre-testing of flooring material across multiple industries, as well as retail customers is a specialism and led by our team of qualified laboratory technicians.

    problem

    Need Product certification of tiles

    solution

    Show the certificate to sell their products. Reduction of insurance premium : 20% potential savings

    What
    is UKAS?

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole accreditation body recognised by Government to assess internationally recognised slip resistance testing standards such as BS 7976.

    Why you should go with
    UKAS accredited slip testing.

    The Report will comprise of slip testing evidence that is far more likely to be accepted by the Court as credible evidence.

    The UKAS approved training system ensures that all site and laboratory technicians are highly skilled in their field.

    UKAS accredited laboratories can demonstrate a full audit trail for the slip resistance test, including calibration and consumables.

    As a UKAS accredited company, Surface Performance will never temper reports to upsell other anti-slip products or cleaning services.

    Why you not to go with
    non-accredited UKAS slip testing

    You cannot verify that the testing company is independent and notlinked to companies involved in the cleaning, maintenance, and installation of surfaces.

    Lack of experienced resources can lead to inadequate and incomplete work and the possibility of incorrect test results being reported.

    You may be exposed to future claims, and reports are less likely to be accepted by the Court as credible evidence.

    There may be no formal complaints procedure in place, and the testing company has no accountability to UKAS.

    Did you
    know? Facts

    In 2018/19, self-reported injuries reached 581,000. As a result of these injuries, £54.5 million in fines were issued to duty holders found guilty of health and safety offences, an average fine of £150,000 per case. 

    Sentencing outcome by type of convictions secured by HSE or COPFS Fine

    Fine (78%)
    Suspended sentence (9%)
    Immediate custody (3%)
    Other (10%)

    Non-fatal Injuries

    581,000 self-reported

    69,208 reported by employers under RIDDOR

    £54.5 million

    In fines issued to duty holders found guilty of health & safety offenses

    £150,000

    average fine per case

    147

    fatal
    Injuries

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      Services

      Surface Performance offers a full spectrum of accredited slip resistance testing services. We comply with industry standards for slip risk assessments, product certification, BS 7976 Pendulum slip testing, and more to mitigate liability.

      Floor Safety

      Material Testing

      Slip Testing

      Pendulum Testing

      Ramp Testing

      Stair Safety

      Enquire

      Receiving an enquiry with all relevant information allows us to assist you

      Quotation

      We make sure you receive the best possible quotation the very same day

      Fix date & Assign Technician
      (within few hours)

      We employ experienced/technically sound technicians who are are fully trained and qualified to test to BS7976

      Attend sites on fixed date (Chosen on Step 3) & Generate Results (Same day)

      The technicians conduct thorough test and bring the lab data.

      Issue the test reports
      (within 48 hours after site testing)

      Issue the test reports We deliver the results within 48 hours of the site visit after analysing the data for all possible scenarios.

      Enquire

      Each inquiry is replied to within 24 hours of receiving it; that’s our policy! 

      Quotation

      With your vital inputs, we generate the best possible quote on the same day 

      Ship the Samples

      Track shipping details provided by you & inform you when the samples arrive

      Sample Conditioning

      Samples are conditioned for 24 hours following UKAS requirements

      Test and Report

      Various lab tests are performed & a test report is issued within 48 hours

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      We Help Business Save
      Millions In Slip & Trip Claims

      About Us

      Surface Performance is a leading surface testing laboratory.

      Our in-depth experience and knowledge of flooring systems allow us to offer independent expert slip testing services & advice to our clients. 

      Surface Performance offers a mobile BS7976-2 slip testing service across the UK. All of our test equipment is modern and regularly calibrated. All of our on site slip testing is carried out in line with the HSE guidelines. 

      2000+
      Site jobs

      5000+
      Sample tested

      Our Vision

      Safe spaces all across the UK

      Our Mission

      To make all flooring, indoors and outdoors safe from the dangers of slippery surfaces

      Our Team

      Callum

      Callum has worked in the industry for over 15 years’. He holds extensive experience in UKAS accredited material and slip testing supporting many organisations.

      Dave

      As an ex Law Firm Partner with over 20 years of experience, Dave holds extensive experience in dealing with slipping litigation & product liability. Dave’s expertise in the preparation & consideration of evidence in such litigation has provided many successful outcomes in presenting creditble evidence in court.

      Our Achievements

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        Businesses
        (OnSite Testing)

        Warehouses & Factories
        Facilities Management
        Airports, Train & Bus Stations
        Universities, Schools & Colleges
        Office Buildings
        Bridges and Walkways
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        Museums
        Hospitality Services
        Contractors / Architects / Builders / Project Managers / Engineers
        Sports Playgrounds (Cover Cricket, Tennis & Football Courts)

        Products
        (Lab Testing)

        Stones and marbles
        Floor and ceramic tiles
        Metal floors and walkways
        new2
        Glass floors and resins
        Swimming pool
        Slip and Fall Hazards
        Wood and laminates
        On Site Testing
        Anti-slip products
        Shower trays

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        Faq

        It is correct that low-cost slip resistance services are available. However, the only slip resistance test results that are credible in litigation are more likely to be the ones that come from the UKAS Certified Labs.

        We are one of the three labs in the UK that hold UKAS certification. Though the low-cost slip testers will give you results, but how dependable are they? This should be considered before investing anything at all.

        Once our technicians have visited your premises and conducted a thorough test, they bring back all the data to the Surface Performance laboratory. Our technical analysts analyse the data for various possible scenarios and prepare the report. The reports are then delivered to you within 48 hours of our technicians leaving your premises.

        There is no definitive guidelines to this, however, a general rule of thumb is to have tests conducted once a year as a minimum, with more frequent tests carried out in high risk, busy environments.

        If there is any chance of anyone visiting the property, or if the property has any such arena that anyone might pass through (even by chance), then we recommend getting the property tested. After all, it is a small investment that keeps you safe from slip, trip and fall claim.

        If you own multiple properties, we would recommend a retainership agreement that will take off the pressure of scheduling which property is to be tested and when. We will provide you with fully auditable reports to ensure you are covered.

        When you employ our services on an ad-hoc basis, it would be a contractual slip testing service. However, most of our clients who initially contacted us for contractual services hire us on a retainership. A retainership agreement for slip-testing services takes the pressure of booking the services every two years off your hands.
         

        Guidance

        Need more information or have doubts about too much mixed information available on various sites? Here is a list of information that will help you understand various aspects of slip resistance floor testing.
        If you have any doubts, we are here for you. Feel free to get in touch with us via our contact us page.

        What is Slip Testing?

        Floor slip resistance testing is a scientific method of assessing the risk of slip, trip and fall on any flooring surface.

        Why Slip Testing?

        Underestimating the risks and not taking them seriously. Little to no comprehension of the causes

        What is R rating?

        ‘R’ ratings for the floor slip assessment are Ramp Test Rating range of values.

        What is UKAS certification ?

        UKAS certification and UKAS accreditation are both quality assurance process that ensures impartiality and competence

        Why UKAS certified Lab?

        UKAS Accreditation assesses the lab’s competence, impartiality, work compliance with recognised national & international standards

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        testimonial

        Surface Performance Ltd have been working with us since 2012 on a monthly basis. They provide ongoing assessments relating to the performance and quality of the flooring across all of our sites. Through providing independent and accredited test results, we can manage our internal property development plans and ensure that our liability is minimised

        Premier League Football Club

        We have instructed Surface Performance to carry out slip testing at all of our warehouses that have high foot and vehicle traffic. The flooring is tested after initial installation to check that our contractors have achieved the PTV values that we specify in both dry and wet conditions. Surface Performance are always available at late notice and their reporting time is exceptionally efficient.

        Amazon Warehouse

        Surface Performance Ltd have carried out UKAS accredited BS 7976 and UKSRG testing and certification to our entire range of 35 products. We enjoyed a fascinating tour of their laboratory during the process and we cannot recommend enough the professionalism of the laboratory team. We now provide all new clients with copies of the UKAS reports as part of our product marketing literature.

        Decking Manufacturer

        We were delighted with the last minute slip test that we arranged with Surface Performance at one of our London properties following an incident that happened in a canteen area. We were able to demonstrate that the flooring was fit for purpose in both dry and wet conditions through accredited testing.

        National Health Service

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          Our Service Area

          We provide our slip testing services all across the United Kingdom