Be Safe and Reduce Exposure to Liability with UKAS Accredited Slip Resistance Testing

Ensure the Safety of Pedestrians, Employees and Visitors at all types of stations.

    Slips and falls are the most common work hazard at construction sites. Slip and fall accidents cause serious injuries and the payoff can be even more fierce.

     A slip and fall incident can not only cost you financially, it might affect your business, damaging reputation.

    95% of major slips result in broken bones. The claims compensation for can range from modest sums to in excess of £1 million

    Slips and falls is the most prominent cause for the reported injuries. *
    29% of all the reported injuries are slip, trip, and fall injuries. *

    Usual scenarios of slips and falls at construction sites can include:
    ·       Different levels
    ·       Wet surfaces or slippery surfaces
    ·       Uneven surfaces
    Poor design of floor surface material

    The Labour Force Survey in 2019/20 found that workers self-reported that they sustained a non-fatal injury: 693,000
    Employers reported that their employee suffered from non-fatal injuries at work: 65,427
    Injuries that led to up to 7 days of absence from work: 525,000


    * Data Source:

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      Claims Compensation

      95% of major slips result in broken bones. Claims compensation can range from
      £1,300 to £379,100

      Slip, trip & Fall

      Slip, trip and fall is the most prominent cause for the reported injuries.* 29% of all the reported injuries are slip, trip, and fall injuries.*

      Top causes of injuries

      ·Slip and trip on a wet or dirty floor Trip on imperfect floor coverings Slipping and Falling off the stairs

      Self Reported Injury

      The Labour Force Survey in 2019/20 found that workers self-reported that they sustained a non-fatal injury: 693,000

      Injury At work

      Employers reported that their employee suffered from non-fatal injuries at work: 65,427

      Absence from work

      Injuries that led to up to 7 days of absence from work: 525,000

      Get your building’s floor safety tested and be in the clear!

      Case Study


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


      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.


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

      Why Get Certified Slip Resistance Testing for the Sites under Development?

      Slip resistance testing ensures safety of employees and visitors across construction sites. The test result certification from Surface Performance’s Laboratory is an important document if it is necessary to defend litigation and assists with demonstrating the discharge of your duty of care. In addition, it assists in protection to your organisation / authority from:

      Financial losses

      Personal injury claims


      HSE or Environmental Health prosecutions

      Long-term Damage

      Reputational damage of brand or authority can occur should a claim or prosecution be upheld against your organisation. This will take a lot of effort to repair and can be expensive.

      Significance of
      UKAS Certification

      The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole accreditation body recognised by Government to assess and certify slip and fall resistance testing laboratories. Certified laboratories have to follow strict national standards (such as BS 7976) and parameters laid by The UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG). We must comply with internationally recognised slip resistance testing standards (such as ISO standards) as well.
      Surface Performance is a UKAS accredited laboratory for slip resistance and field testing and are accredited to ISO 17025 standards. the internationally recognised standard for the competence of laboratories.

      We hold slip resistance test methods BS 7976 and The UK Slip Resistance Guidelines as per UKAS accreditation guidelines. 

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

      UKAS Certified Slip Testing Labs Serving Across UK

      We Care to
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        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


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


        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.


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


        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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          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. 

          Site jobs

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

          Our Achievements

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          Why Us?

          By choosing Surface Performance as your slip resistance testing laboratory, you ensure the following:

          Minimise Risk

          While risk can never be removed altogether, employing the services of a UKAS accredited laboratory such as Surface Performance ensures technical competence.

          Employing Credibility

          A UKAS accredited laboratory must comply with all the guidelines and procedures for slip resistance testing at all times. Surface Performance has a UKAS approved training system that ensures all the equipment utilised is standardised and calibrated. All the laboratory technicians are qualified, skilled and competent to carry out the assessments.

          Reduce Costs

          Slip resistance testing carried out both on-site and to surface products in the laboratory represents an investment in the safety of your staff and visitors. To make sure this investment holds value, you need to be sure of the reliability and competency of the report.. It will be an essential part of your ongoing requirement for risk assessment audits.

          Defence against Litigation

          The use of a UKAS accredited laboratory is a powerful demonstration that you have discharged your Duty of Care in the selection and appointment of your slip testing supplier. The report is much more likely to be accepted by the court as reliable evidence than non UKAS accredited reports.

          We have helped our clients save over £10 Million in Slip and fall claims.

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            (OnSite Testing)

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

            (Lab Testing)

            Stones and marbles
            Floor and ceramic tiles
            Metal floors and walkways
            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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            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.


            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



            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.

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              Our Service Area

              We provide our slip testing services all across the United Kingdom