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Cheap Floor Tests for Businesses and Lawyers available in In all Major UK Cities and nearby Towns including  Floor Slip Testing  in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness / Floor Safety Risk Assessments in North East England – Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington / Floor Resistance Testing in North West England – Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Runcorn, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn Bury, Bolton, Warrington, Widnes, St.Helens (Cheshire) 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,

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How Does The Floor Pendulum Test Work?

Step 1 – The Pendulum is very carefully setup in position

Step 2 – The Pendulum Swing Arm is released and falls

Step 3 – The ‘Slider’ makes contact with the floor (Just like a heel)

the Pointer is moved along its scale by the Pendulum Swinging Arm

Method of Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing For Floors to BS 7976 and BS 13036-4 - Step 3

The Pendulum Test Results

Depending on how slippery the floor is depends on how far the pendulum swinging arm will travel - The more slippery the floor the further the swinging arm will travel

NOTE - The test is conducted in Dry, Wet and Contaminated conditions where applicable (For example – with cooking oil in a canteen kitchen) and the test must pass in all conditions

Result A – A PTV of 60 is recorded – Very good Anti-slip Floor properties

Method of Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing For Floors to BS 7976 and BS 13036-4 - Item A

Result B – A PTV of 36 is recorded – The floor just passes the test

Method of Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing For Floors to BS 7976 and BS 13036-4 - Item B

Regular maintenance and cleaning must be maintained

to ensure the Slip Resistance Value remains at a minimum of 36

Result C – A PTV of 19 is recorded - The floor FAILS the test

It is likely to cause a serious if not fatal Slip Injury if not corrected for.

Method of Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing For Floors to BS 7976 and BS 13036-4 - Item C

WARNING - The Pendulum Test Value (PTV) and associated Floor Slip Risk is not linear

(A common mis belief)

A PTV of 36 = 1 in 1 Million Probability of Slip

A PTV of 34 = 1 in 100,000

A PTV of 24 = 1 in 20  - Every 20th person might slip!

Slip on Floor Probability Graph - Slips can be prevented by Pendulum Testing

Is  the Pendulum Test Recognised in a UK Court of Law?

YES - provided it is conducted correctly and with a proficient operator. The equipment looks easy to use - and it is when you know how to use it and all the problems that can be faced - Please do not be tempted to just buy a Pendulum and do it without training - trust in the professionals, plus it’s a lot cheaper - a typical Pendulum Price is £3,000 - £5, 500 + Training + Sliders + Calibration etc-

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Can the Pendulum Test demonstrate conclusively if a floor was slippery?


Have you had a slip injury and want some advice? - Please Contact Us - We deal with personal injury lawyers that specialise in Slip Injury Claims and can advise who might be the best ones to go to in your area

Please Note - (May 2012) The intent was BS 13036-4 would superseded all parts of BS 7976 (As shown below) but this has yet to be agreed and there is some discussion as to the merits of BS 13036 - 4 over BS 7976 - Therefore, it is accepted that both BS 13036-4 and BS 7976 hold merit and both can still be used for the purpose they were intended for   

BS EN 13036-4: 2011 is available to download at



BS 7976 - 1 - Describes the specification of the Pendulum Test equipment

Available to download at  


BS 7976 - 2 - Describes the method of conducting Floor Pendulum Testing

Available to download at  


BS 7976 - 3 - Describes the Calibration of the Pendulum Test Equipment

Available to download at  


Can I Get a Copy of these Standards from FloorSlip?

FloorSlip hold copies of all of the above standards and use them daily in their testing activities.

We are often asked to provided copies to clients but we can not and will not do so as we will be in breach of UKSRG and BSI copyright. (

We will provide summarised extracts of particular steps to customers and we would ask you to contact us if you require that information.  

Alternatively, you can order copies at BSI (British Standards Institute) at the links above

Note 2 - Increase the PTV value by approximately 2 points for every 1 degree of slope

Note 3 - SRV is also referred to as PTV or as Pendulum Test Value

Read More about the Pendulum Test and Expected Results

The National USA Floor Safety Institute has determined the

Cost of fraudulent slip claims is £5 Million DAILY and the UK is following the American lead

Listen to this YouTube report on American networks.

Remember - floor slip prevention is far cheaper than the alternative -

see some examples of UK slip claims and costs associated

BS 7976-2 and BS 13036-4 Floor Pendulum Testing to meet HSE Risk Assessments for Floor Safety and to Avoid Slip Injury Claims

British Standard BS 7976-2: 2002 / BS 13036-4: 2011 both describe the method of conducting Floor Pendulum Testing on pedestrian surfaces. The HSE Approved Pendulum Test accurately replicates the Dynamical Coefficient of Friction (COF) or in layman's terms ‘Heel Slip’ on floor surfaces; a persons heel is that part of the foot which starts slipping first in most floor slip situations. For more information go to Floor Pendulum Test Overview

See a 2 minute Video of setting Up the Pendulum and Conducting the Floor test

A MINIMUM Floor Pendulum Test Value of 36 should always be achieved on a horizontal floor when Dry, WET or Contaminated to achieve a Floor recognised as safe

Dry Floors rarely fail the Pendulum Test - but Wet Floors often fail and 90% of Slips occur on Wet Floors

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