Pendulum Testing for Businesses & Lawyers from £447

Expert Witness Services & CPR Reports in Slip Injury Claims from £327

Cheap & Quick Off Site Floor Sample Testing from £150

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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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Conducting a Floor Slip Pendulum Test on site testing boat floor

Floor Slip Pendulum Tests evaluate 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


Pendulum Testing saves you money - Floor Slip Injury Claims costs businesses £1.4 million PER DAY (Or saves YOU about £15,000 per slip inury claim!) - doing the Pendulum Test BEFORE a slip occurs is highly recommended and the only way to PROVE your floors are safe and allows you to meet legal requirement for floors


Contact FloorSlip Today and let us prove your floors are safe



The 5 Main Steps in Conducting On Site Floor Tests

Step 1 - Assess the initial floor slip risk

The IOSH Qualified floor tester will conduct a risk assessment of the floor surfaces you are concerned about for wear, cleanliness and slip potential hazards and will determine if the floor type is appropriate to the activity & environment  it will be used for. They will also advise on methods to prevent slips, trips and falls


Step 2 - Testing the Floor Surface Roughness

A non damaging floor surface roughness test will be carried out using an electronic portable surface roughness tester (Surtonic 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 (That can only be confirmed with a Pendulum Test).


The roughness test will give a guide if the floor condition is:  -


(a) NOT SUITABLE for the task expected of it and requires floor refurbishment. Flooring advice will then be offered; this will be independent advice of what methods might be used for floor restoration and FloorSlip will NOT recommend a particular company. (Note - Deep floor cleaning can sometimes restore a floor roughness by exposing the pores in the surface which gives it a degree of slip prevention).


(B) SUITABLE  to commence with Pendulum Testing, which is testing floors to determine if the floors actually meet the  minimum requirements expected by the HSE .


Step 3 - Using the HSE Floor Testing Software HSE supplied Floor Slip Assessment Tool

The Surface Roughness Tests results are entered into a Slips Assessment Tool (SAT). This is HSE software, which uses the Rz readings (Average measures of floor surface roughness) combined with inputs for the workplace conditions (Floor type, floor cleaning regime etc) to give the floor tester an overall guide of the slip risk.


The operator will explain how slippery or slip resistant the floors are and the floor properties ability to prevent, for example, a fall down the stairs or any slip and fall accident that could leave you liable for a personal injury claim .


You now have an indication whether floor renovation is required prior to conducting the pendulum test.



The pendulum test conducted to BS 7976-2 (And with reference to BS EN 13036-4:2011) is the specific test to accurately determine the actual floor slip resistance and the only one you can be assured of at this time will be recognised in a court of law



If your floors PASS the Portable Surface Roughness Test


Congratulations - FloorSlip will now recommend this is Followed up by a formal floor test (Pendulum Slip Test) and conducted as soon as possible


This will ensure you are covered against civil and criminal action and to meet the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) regulations.

Remember - Postponing Health and Safety needs once a slip alert has been raised will be classed as a breach of Health and Safety Regulations and carries heavy penalties



If your floors FAIL the Portable Surface Roughness Test


FloorSlip has evaluated your floors show poor grip potential, the representative will offer flooring advice recommendations for corrective action and discuss floor cleaning regimes, the floor coatings available and 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 this is: -


Followed up by a formal floor test (Pendulum Slip Test) and conducted as soon as possible


Step 4 - Pendulum Test the Floor for its true ability to prevent slips & falls

The ‘British’ Pendulum test (using a Munro Pendulum Tester) will now be used to give an accurate and actual Slip Resistance Value (SRV) representing the slip potential of your floors.


Also known, in technical terms, as the ‘dynamic coefficient of friction’ (COF) or in layman's terms as the Pendulum Test value PTV), the Pendulum Slip Test (carried out to BS 7976) faithfully 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.


This test is fully recommended by the Health & Safety Executive as the one test that gives the best floor test to give a true and purposeful reading of floor slipperiness and is recognised in a court of law in the event of a personal injury claim


A minimum PTV score of 36 or above  is the minimum criteria recommended by the HSE to prevent slip and fall accidents.


Step 5 - Issue 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 (Provided the floor test meets the minimum value of 36 as required by the HSE).


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.