Pendulum Testing for Businesses & Lawyers from £447

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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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Pendulum Testing for Businesses

… proves If the floor Slip Resistance Values meet the H&S recommended minimum value of ‘36’ and prove to insurance companies, slip accident claimants (genuine or fraudulent) and personal injury lawyers that a safe floor environment has been provided (as required by law)


The Pendulum Test for Personal Injury Lawyers

…. can prove if a floor was the cause for a slip injury accident claim or not and when used in conjunction with our CPR Compliant accident investigation reports is a powerful tool in winning the case See the Flow of how the BS 7976 / BS 13036-4 Pendulum Test works


About the Pendulum Testing  floor slip pendulum test equipment to meet your duty of care and prevent slip injury claims

The portable Pendulum Test conducted on your floors in accordance with British Standards (BS 7976-2* / BS 13036-4) is used to determine the moving (dynamic) resistance to floor slip (Technically known as the dynamic Coefficient of Friction or CoF).


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




slippery floor tested with Pendulum TesterThe Pendulum Test works by replicating a heel striking the floor surface

…. the heel is the point most floor slips occur and the pendulum slip test duplicates this dynamically. This might be a shod heel or a person in barefoot such as on a swimming pool floor; different ‘Slider’ types of different rubber hardness provide the means to measure the different circumstances.



Pendulum Testing can also Measure the friction between a skidding tyre and wet road surface;

This provides the Highway Engineer with a means of obtaining reliable evidence to take practical measures to reduce skidding


* Note - The Floor Test is currently conducted to BS 7976-2 and a later standard - BS EN 13036-4:2011; however, this latest standard is in conflict with various leading authorities and until the BSI has determined the way forward both BS 13036-4 and BS 7976-1,2,3 still stand


The Floor Slip Resistance Pendulum Test Values

The pendulum test readings obtained are referred to as either the Slip Resistance Value (SRV) or Pendulum Test Value (PTV) and the Health and Safety Laboratory in conjunction with the UKSRG (United Kingdom Slip Resistance Group) has deemed a minimum value is required to satisfy the HSE and the courts in a civil or criminal personal accident claim action (as shown in the tables below).


To represent the different road, flooring or bare foot conditions the rubber ‘Slider’ which imitates the heel of a the shoe or foot is interchangeable using rubber of different rubber hardness and resilience as follows: -


4S Slider pendulum test equipment slider rubber 4S

Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 96’*

Used to imitate everyday pedestrian shoes (Not necessarily anti slip safety footwear) - 4S stands for Standard Shoe Sole Simulating


TRL Slider

Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 55’*

Used for testing of road slip or barefoot floor conditions and in some cases very rough flooring surfaces - TRL stands for Transport Road Laboratories.  


* IRHD = International Rubber Hardness Degree where IRHD 55 is softer than IRHD 96


Pendulum Test Values (PTV) expected using the 4S Slider

A minimum PTV of 36 must be achieved to avoid personal injury claims and ensure a good floor slip resistance and that value must be obtained on DRY and WET floors and floors CONTAMINATED with substances representative of the typical floor conditions of that operating environment to ensure grip potential is maintained. Research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified in excess of 90% of floor slip accidents in the UK occur on wet floors, most usually on relatively smooth / shiny floors













PTV values expected using the TRL Slider

A minimum PTV of 40 must be achieved to avoid skidding on roads











For more Information on Pendulum Testing - Go To

Pendulum Testing Flow & Standards



The British Standards relevant to the Pendulum Floor Slip Tester

BS EN 13036-4:2011 (ISBN 978 0 580 76160 7) - latest standard which enhances but does NOT supersede the following relevant publications: -

Pendulum testers. Specification British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-1:2002 - ISBN 0 580 40144 8

Pendulum testers. Method of operation British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-2:2002 - ISBN 0 580 40145 6

Pendulum testers. Method of calibration British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-3:2002  - ISBN 0 580 40146 4


NOTE - FEB 2012 - BS 13036 IS UNDER REVIEW AND EITHER THIS STANDARD OR ITS PREDECESSOR -(BS 7976) IS ACCEPTABLE AT THIS TIME

ROADS (And Barefoot) PTV

Pendulum Test Value

Slip Potential

19 and below

High

20 - 39

Moderate

40 - 74

Low

 75 +

Extremely Low

Please Note  


A ‘moderate’ reading is NOT OK, notice that the colour is amber indicating caution and that skidding is possible and attention to road refurbishment is necessary.



FLOORS (PTV)

Pendulum Test Value

Slip Potential

0 - 24

High

25-35

Moderate

36+

Low

 75 +

Extremely Low

Please Note  A ‘moderate’ reading is NOT OK, notice that the colour is amber indicating caution and that skidding is possible and attention to road refurbishment is necessary.



HSE Approved Floor Pendulum Tests conducted to BS 7976-2 test how safe your floors are and if they can prevent  expensive claims from slip injury accidents

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