Be Safe and Save Millions with UKAS Accredited Slip Resistance Testing
What would happen if an occupant, staff, or guest slips and falls in your building?
Medical expenses, slip and trip claims, insurance cost would go up, but, above all, the owner of the building might not renew your contract.
A slip and fall incident can not only cost you financially, but it might also repress your business forever!
Ensure peace of mind, keep your occupants safe, and keep the reputation of your Facility management business intact with UKAS certified Slip Resistance Floor testing.
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Top causes of injuries
·Slip and trip on a wet or dirty floor Trip on imperfect floor coverings Slipping and Falling off the stairs
Get your institute floor safety tested and be in the clear!
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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Why Get Certified Slip Resistance Testing for Buildings, Offices, Shopping Complexes & more?
Safety assurance is a mandatory legal requirement. Slip resistance testing ensures safety against slip and fall accidents. Certified Slip Resistance Testing saves the facility management companies from
A building owner will not be able to place their trust in a company that has let them down by being negligent enough to let a slip, trip and fall accident happen.
The person responsible for the premises, usually the owner/in-charge of the venue, bears the financial burden, including but not limited to medical expenses.
Legally, responsibility can cover stiff accountability pay-outs that can soar to millions of pounds.
Due to such claims, your insurance premium can get hiked, and administrative costs would increase as well.
With a commitment to top-notch service, staffing resources are the backbone of a facility management company. If someone from the staff gets injured at work, the shortage of hands-on-deck is painful.
Hardship & Trauma
Slip and fall accidents cause physical and emotional trauma, which is contagious and lowers morale and all.
The damage to the hard-earned reputation might take a long time to repair and is way more costly than the financial damages
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole accreditation body recognised by Government to assess against internationally recognised slip resistance testing standards such as BS 7976 and The UK Slip Resistance Group.
Surface Performance Ltd is accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025, which is the internationally recognised standard for the competence of laboratories. We hold slip resistance test methods BS 7976 and the UK Slip Resistance Guidelines within our schedule of UKAS accreditation. It is important to note that some companies may be UKAS accredited; however, they may not have specific accreditation for slip resistance testing.
UKAS Certified Slip Testing Labs Serving Across UK
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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.
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
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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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.
Safe spaces all across the UK
To make all flooring, indoors and outdoors safe from the dangers of slippery surfaces
Callum has worked in the industry for over 15 years’. He holds extensive experience in UKAS accredited material and slip testing supporting many organisations.
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.
Through choosing Surface Performance Ltd as your slip resistance testing provider, you can ensure the following
While risk can never be removed altogether, employing the services of a UKAS accredited laboratory such as Surface Performance ltd means that you ensured technical competence, therefore minimising the risk of testing being undertaken incorrectly.
A UKAS accredited laboratory can demonstrate a full audit trail for the slip resistance test. Surface Performance has a UKAS approved training system that ensures that all site and laboratory technicians are highly skilled in their field.
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/or customers. To make sure this investment is of value, you need to be sure of the reliability and competency of the Report, thus demonstrating the discharge of your Duty of Care and evidencing the same. It will be an important part of your ongoing requirement for Risk Assessment.
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 evident and is far more likely to be accepted by the Court of law.
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We are regularly employed by UK councils to undertake slip resistance testing
Decking can be used in many applications such as swimming pool surrounds,
If you have a surface that requires an urgent floor slip test
We have just completed an intensive floor slip testing survey to a
Surface Performance Ltd are accredited by UKAS to carry out slip testing
Slip testing is carried out in hospitals in order to determine that
Surface Performance Ltd carry out slip tests in stadiums throughout The UK.
Slip testing in office buildings can either be carried out as a
Slip testing of warehouses and distribution centres is an essential part of
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?
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Our Service Area
We provide our slip testing services all across the United Kingdom