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Cheap Floor Tests for Businesses and Lawyers available in In all Major UK Cities and nearby Towns including  Floor Testing  in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, Inverness and fife / Floor Safety Risk Assessments in North East England – Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington / Floor Pendulum 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 Pendulum Tests in Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Colwyn, Rhyl, Bangor / Pendulum Floor Slip Tests in Northern Central England – Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford (Yorkshire), Rotherham, Wakefield, / Slip Resistance Testing in East England in Hull, Humberside and Lincoln / BS7976-2 Pendulum Tests in the Midlands in– Nottingham, Derby, Rugby, Stoke, Stafford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, / Pendulum Flooring Tests in Central England – Northampton, Rugby, Derby, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough / HSE and BS7976 Approved Floor Testing in London and Home Counties – Watford, Milton Keynes, St.Albans, Cambridge, Newbury, Reading, Andover, Heathrow / Slip Injury Floor Tests in South England – Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Isle of Man /  Floor Testing in Slip Accident Claims in South West England – Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Warwick / Cheap Floor Testing in South East England – Dover, Margate, Rochester, Folkestone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells,



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Conducting a Floor Slip Pendulum Test on site


testing boat floorFloor Slip Pendulum Testing evaluates on site if the floors in your shop, office, factory or school or any floor walked on by employee, patient, visitor or student are safe to prevent slips on floors


The HSE has reported Floor Slip Injury Claims costs businesses £1.4 million PER DAY and an average slip injury claim is around £15,000; we can tell you it is not uncommon to see injury claims in excess of this with injury lawyer costs!!


So doing a Floor Pendulum Test BEFORE a slip occurs is highly recommended and the only way to PROVE your floors are safe and allows you to meet the legal requirement for floors


Why not Contact FloorSlip Today and let us prove your floors are safe; we don’t charge anything to discuss your requirements and our floor testing prices for the special ism we offer are very competitive


The Main Steps in Conducting On Site Floor Tests


Step 1 - Arrange a suitable date and time to conduct floor testing meet the needs of YOUR business.

FloorSlip can arrange to operate at unusual hours such 5 a.m. or 10 p.m. to ensure minimum disruption to your business. We often test on the weekends for the same reasons. Our costs are the same regardless of the time you specify unless the testing means an overnight stay is required then a small nominal fee will be included in the bill.


Step 2 - Assess the initial state of floor safety

Once on site the floor testing operative will conduct a risk assessment of the floor surfaces you are concerned about. We will determine wear, cleanliness and slip potential hazards and will determine if the floor type is appropriate to the activity & environment  it is used for. The operative will also advise on methods to prevent slips, trips and falls. If the testing is as a result of a slip injury claim then additional questions will be asked and detailed assessments of the site, the slip locus, how the slip accident occurred etc and photographs will be taken. All this evidence forms the basis of an Expert Witness CPR 35/COPFS Report


Step 3 - Conduct the Floor Pendulum Testing

Pendulum Testing will be carried out which is an HSE approved floor test to determine if the floors actually meet the minimum floor safety requirements expected by the HSE .


The pendulum test will be conducted in accordance with 3 standards (1) BS 7976-2: 2002 and / or (2) BS EN 13036-4:2011; each of these 2 British Standard is similar to the other, the latter has more detail. FloorSlip also use (3) the in depth and comprehensive UKSRG Iss 5 Guidelines. The UKSRG (UK Slip Resistance Group) are leading floor testing authorities in the UK and act as advisors to the British Standards. The Pendulum Test is the only test accurate enough to determine the actual floor slip resistance and the only one you can be assured of can provide accurate repeatable results recognised in a UK court of law (and in other countries around the world).


Also known, in technical terms, as the ‘dynamic coefficient of friction’ (COF) or in layman's terms as the Pendulum Test value or PTV, the Pendulum Slip Test replicates the action the heel of a shod foot or a bare foot makes when walking; heel slip having been evaluated as the main cause of slip & fall accidents.


Post the test at this test spot, the results will be recorded and a PASS / FAIL recorded. The tests are carried out in WET, DRY and where relevant, contaminated conditions; the HSE expect the floor to achieve 36 PTV, which relates to the minimum value to get a Low Risk Of Slip; any less than 36PTV (when WET) is regarded as a failure and the business will probably be expected to either take corrective action to increase the floor slip resistance, or maybe manage the environment to cut out the likelihood that the floor will get wet.


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Step 4 - Testing the Floor Surface Roughness

At each test spot location, post the Pendulum Test, a non damaging floor surface roughness test will be carried out using an electronic portable surface roughness tester (Surtronic Duo). This piece of floor test equipment measures down to 1 millionth of a metre (1 micron) the distance between the peaks and valleys of the microscopic pitting of your floor surfaces. The purpose of this floor test is to give a broad indication of your general floor roughness (The Rz Readings) - it does NOT however tell you if the surface meets the minimum slip resistance value required by H&S Law, which can only be confirmed with a British Standards Floor Pendulum Test.


Step 5 - Post Floor Test Discussions  / Factors effecting floor safety

Once FloorSlip has evaluated your floors and if they show poor grip potential, the representative will offer flooring advice suggestions for corrective action and possibly discuss the likes of floor cleaning regimes, floor coatings or possible options available from flooring companies. Typical alternative flooring might be non slip tiles or using floor coatings such as anti slip paint or non slip acid etching. Overall, the slip resistance of flooring depends heavily on the flooring surface used and the floor coatings applied – for example marble floors, lino floors and wood or concrete flooring all have different floor friction properties and consideration has to be given as to which floor coatings will have the correct adhesion and interaction properties and in the environment they are meant for.


Once recovery of your floor surfaces grip potential has been restored it is then recommend it is: followed up by a formal floor test (Pendulum Slip Test) and conducted as soon as possible


Step 6 - Issuance of the Floor Slip Pendulum Test Certificate

The FloorSlip representative will return the results to Head Office where they will be independently audited for correctness. A Floor Slip Test Certificate will then be issued.The certificate is valid for 12 months from date of test. It is not possible to issue the certificate for longer than this period as floor surfaces wear out, particularly under high footfall such as shopping centres and office receptions and in some cases we may recommend 6 monthly checks.


It is therefore recommended your floors are Pendulum Tested every 12 months; this action will also satisfy your liability insurance company and give you peace of mind in a court of law that you have done your utmost to prevent slip and fall accidents.


Example of a Floor Testing Certificate / CPR Report

Upon request, FloorSlip can provide example of Test Reports and CPR compliant Reports - please contact FloorSlip

UK Floor Pendulum Testing 07774 323267 / 07506 559952