Important points related to Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing

Our exclusive knowledge and expertise on pendulum slip resistance testing has emerged on behalf of our exclusive dedication to the floor safety for the masses. As a part of the UK slip resistance group we have some information that on Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing, its benefits and about the legal mandate..

I have often found that many owners of various kinds of premises have had a few issues that keep troubling them. Hence I would like to answer a few questions on pendulum slip resistance testing to help one and all.

What if my floor fails to clear the pendulum slip resistance tests?

  • It is defined by HSE that a PTV of 36+ is considered safe and hence it is not just recommended but mandatory as per law to ensure that your floor is safe for you as well as your visitors. In case your floor fails to clear the pendulum slip resistance test, I would suggest you to find out the best possible ways to make your floor safe. As independent pendulum slip resistance testing services and being a part of the UK slip resistance group we incorporate the best possible measures in our reports in the recommendations segment.
    It is better to be safe than sorry and hence, go an extra mile and bring in the changes required (provided if the cost to bring in those changes in not bigger than the risk of slip, trip and fall and your PTV is not between 34 to 36).

My floor is shiny, how can I make the floor safe without losing the gloss so that my floor is safe and clears the pendulum slip resistance tests?

  • Go for water based slip resistance treatment. This will not affect the aesthetics of look and feel of the floor yet, will make it safer. For a few mineral based floors, especially in the food services related areas, it is recommended to go for chemical based treatments. This would make the floor a bit rough (say 10%) however it will increase the safety levels.

How to make my floor less slippery when it is wet? 

  • Apart from the floor treatments mentioned above you can try a textured coating that picks up the slip resistance levels of the floor when it is wet.

How do I relate to the absolute slip resistance value of different flooring materials? 

  • The slip resistance of the floor material is not absolute. It depends on various factors and in addition there are various grades of floor materials. An expert knows how to conclude the value of the flooring material using guidelines laid by UK slip resistance group.

Surface Performance Ltd are The UK’s leading independent slip testing laboratory for all types of floors and surfaces. We operate our pendulum slip testing services throughout London and The South East. We also provide pendulum slip testing in places such as Milton Keynes & Nottingham. Our slip testing engineers are all fully qualified and can test the slip resistance of flooring in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Leicester.


Please contact us if you would like a quotation for a slip test anywhere within The UK.

We offer slip testing in cities throughout The UK. Slip Testing in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston, Falkirk, Leith, Stirling, Dundee and Inverness. Floor Safety Slip Testing Assessments can be carried out in The North East England in Cities such as – Walker, Middlesborough, South Shields, slip testing in Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington. Floor Slip Pendulum Resistance Testing in North West England in places like Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Runcorn, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn Bury, Bolton, Warrington, Widnes, St.Helens, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Crewe, Oldham, Stockport, Trafford Park. Rochdale, Congleton, Sandbach Macclesfield, / Floor Friction Testing in Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Colwyn, Rhyl, Bangor / Pendulum Tests in Northern Central England – Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford (Yorkshire), Rotherham, Wakefield. Slip Resistance Tests in East England in Hull, Humberside and Lincoln / BS7976-2 Pendulum Tests in the Midlands in– Nottingham, Derby, Rugby, Stoke, Stafford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, / Slip Resistance Flooring Tests in Central England – Northampton, Rugby, Derby, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough / HSE Approved Floor Testing in London and Home Counties – Watford, Milton Keynes, St.Albans, Cambridge, Newbury, Reading, Andover, Heathrow / Pendulum Floor Tests in South England – Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Isle of Man / Floor Friction Tests in South West England – Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Warwick / Cheap Floor Tests in South East England – Dover, Margate, Rochester, Folkestone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells. Our slip testing head office is located in South West London in Putney. Our slip test engineers can be contacted using the form below and can answer any questions you may have about the pendulum skid testing equipment.