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There is a wealth of information available on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) web site for - The Reasons for Floor Slips; Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls;  Avoiding Slip Injury Claims; Slip Testing; Floor Cleaning; The Law on Floors and so on.The aim of this page is to give you links to those we find that we use the most, the majority if which are provided by the HSE and our thanks to them in providing a very good web site packed with useful information


For further information visit

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/index.htm

and HSE Copyright laws http://www.hse.gov.uk/copyright.htm  

and http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/


PLEASE NOTE - WEBSITE LINKS ARE CONSTANTLY UPDATED BY THE VARIOUS AGENCIES WE LINK TO - UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN NOT ALWAYS KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THESE CHANGES SO WE APOLOGISE WHERE LINKS ARE BROKEN - Last fully checked - Aug 18:


http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/index.htm  

http://www.hse.gov.uk/



Floor Slip Resistance Testing and Floor Test Equipment


The Pendulum Test

http://www.hse.gov.uk/SLIPS/step/general/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_280757.htm


Setup and Operation of the Pendulum (BS 7976) http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/foodmanufacture/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_311901.htm

Note - Both BS 7976-1/-2/-3 and BS EN 13036-4:2011 are valid standards for Pendulum Testing


Pendulum Sliders

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/health/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype2_130578.htm


Pendulum Test Equipment

FloorSlip have an arrangement to purchase Pendulums at a fiercely competitive price with a leading provider of British Manufactured Pendulum Test Equipment (Built to BS Standards). To purchase a New Pendulum contact FloorSlip direct on UK 08719 152535 or 08713 155789 - find out more about buying the Floor Pendulum Test Equipment we can provide and prices of New Floor Test Equipment


Surface Roughness Tests

Floor Surface Roughness Test Equipment

Surtronic Duo Surface Roughness Meter (Supplier and Manufacturer)

http://www.spectrum-metrology.co.uk/surffloor.htm

To purchase a New Surtronic Duo E Mail  Suzanne Orris at SPECTRUM  METROLOGY (Manufacturer) on UK 01162 766 262


To have your Surtronic Duo repaired or overhauled contact Jag Nagra at TAYLOR HOBSON (AMETEK) on UK 01162 463 041 / 01162 763 771


Surtronic Duo Surface Roughness Meter (PDF)

http://www.taylor-hobson.com/uploads/images/surtronic-duo.pdf


Slips Assessment Tool (SAT)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/sat/index.htm


Slips Assessment Tool Questionnaire http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/hsl_pdf/2006/hsl0676.pdf


Ramp Tests- Video of Ramp Tests http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/education/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_28880.htm


Slip-Alert - Evaluation of the Kirchberg Rolling Slider and SlipAlert Slip Resistance Meters - HSL/2006/65 (PDF) http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/hsl_pdf/2006/hsl0665.pdf


Floor Testing Results (PTV / SRV / COF / Rz)

Coefficient of Friction Table on Inclined Surfaces http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/health/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_130567.htm


Coefficient of Friction Table on Horizontal Surfaces- http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/cateringhospitality/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_28855.htm


Health & Safety Laws and Regulations; Court Cases and personal injuries from Floor Slips.


Floor Testing Standards


BS EN 13036-4:2011 https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030274725

Note - BS EN 13036-4:2011 does NOT supersede BS 7976 -1 / -2 / -3; both sets of standards can be used


BS 7976 - http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030270875


DIN 51130 - http://www.hse.gov.uk/SLIPS/step/education/Advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_130599.htm


DIN 51097 - http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/STEP/education/advanced/8E7F777B-3B84-49FE-A3D6-D0324E25A801/HSLCourseTemplate/28531/slidetype1_130609.htm



Law on Floors  and Health & Safety


Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg244.pdf


The Law on Health & Safety

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/law.htm


The Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 1992 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/3004/contents/made


Health & Safety (Offences) Act 2008 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/20/schedule/1


Compensation Claims, Court Cases and Articles


Article on Compensation Claims

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1268723/Ridiculous-compensation-culture-claims-pay-outs-burden-tourist-attractions.html


Slip Injury

Court Case of Floor Slip Claim in Nursing Home

http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2007/685.html&query=title+%28+ellis+%29&method=boolean


IOSH - Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

http://www.iosh.co.uk/


IOSH Managers Course

https://www.iosh.co.uk/en/Training/IOSH%20training%20courses/Managing%20Safely



Preventing Floor Slips, Trips & Falls


Non Slip Products for Floors and Stairs

Supplier - WATCO

https://www.watco.co.uk

To purchase products email Thomas Ward or Chris Budd  at WATCO or Telephone UK 01483 418 418


Slips Trips and Falls Statistics

http://www.ciria.org/service/Home/AM/ContentManagerNet/ContentDisplay.aspx?Section=Home&ContentID=16514


Slips , Trips and Falls in the Health Services (NHS) and Care Homes

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/campaign.htm

https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Shaw.pdf


Floor Slip Campaigns


Watch Your Step - Promotional Campaign (PDF Poster) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/watchyourstep/leaflets/slipstripsflyer.pdf


Shattered Lives - http://www.hse.gov.uk/shatteredlives/


Improving Slip Resistance and Preventing Floor Slips


Slips & Trips HSE Introduction Page

http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/


Floor Slip resistance Improvements - http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/sat/faqslipimprove.htm


Slips & Trips FAQ’s = http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/faq.htm

Assessing the Slip Resistance of Flooring (PDF) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis2.htm


Slips, Trips and Falls in the workplace

Preventing Slips & Trips at Work (PDF) http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg225.pdf

Getting to Grips with Slips & Trips - (PDF) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/downloads/gettingtogrips.pdf


Floor Cleaning


Slips & Trips: The Importance of Floor Cleaning (PDF) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/web/slips02.pdf


Case Studies for effective floor cleaning - http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/experience.htm


The Efficacy of Cleaning Regimes Report Number HSL/2005/26 - http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/hsl_pdf/2005/hsl0526.pdf


Workplace health, safety and welfare (A short guide for managers) - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg244.pdf


Disability


The Law on access for disable people

http://www.hse.gov.uk/disability/law.htm


Access to Everyday Services - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Everydaylifeandaccess/Everydayaccess/DG_4018353


Part M of the Building Regulations - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/partm/approved


Other References in respect to slips in care homes to be found at:-

https://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/D4H_Shaw.pdf

As the dates of the articles below extend a few years back then they are NOT hyperlinked.

 

BRE. 2003. Information Paper IP 15/03 Proprietary nosings for non-domestic stairs. Available from BREbookshop.com, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://www.brebookshop.com/


BSI. 2010. BS 5395-1:2010. Stairs – Part 1: Code of practice for the design of stairs with straight flights and winders. Available from BSI online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://shop.bsigroup.com/


BSI. 2010. BS 8300:2009+A1:2010. Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice. Available from BSI online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://shop.bsigroup.com/


BSI. 2013. BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013. Pendulum testers Part 2: Method of operation. Available from BSI online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://shop.bsigroup.com/


DIN. 2014. DIN 51130:2014-02. Available online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at:

http://www.beuth.de/en/standard/din-51130/196898059


HEALEY, F and SCOBIE, S. 2007. Slips trips and falls in hospital NPSA: London. For the National Patient Safety Agency.


HSE. 2012. Assessing the slip resistance of flooring. A technical information sheet. Available online, last accessed 20th March 2015 at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis2.htm


JOHNSON, D. A. 2006. An improved method for measuring stairways. Proceedings of IEA2006, 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, Maastricht.


LOO-MORREY, M. 2003. Trip Feasibility Study. Report HSL/2006/77. Available online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/hsl_pdf/2006/hsl0677.pdf


PYE, P.W. and HARRISON, H.W. 2003. BRE Building Elements: Floors and flooring - performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects. BRE Report 460, 2003. Available from BREbookshop.com, last accessed 16 March 2015 at: http://www.brebookshop.com/


The Building Regulations. 2013. Approved Document K – Protection from falling, collision and impact (2013 edition). Available online, last accessed 16 March 2015 at:

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/partk/approved

TORGERSON, D.J., IGLESIAS, C.P. and REID, D.M. 2001. The economics of fracture prevention. In: The Effective Management of Osteoporosis. London: Aesculapius Medical Press, P. 111–21.


UKSRG. 2011. The Measurement of Floor Slip Resistance - Guidelines Recommended by the UK Slip Resistance Group. Issue 4.0







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