Unfortunately, the two UK government / UK HSE refs above go into no real world detail leaving the reader guessing what to do next!
It’s no wonder there are so Slip Injury Claims.
They do however give these piece of detail (not easily found on the HSE Website) at https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis2.pdf (Even though the HSE mark the tab as 'Asbestos Licence Assessment'!)
May we therefore ask you to consider the three following suggestions on meeting the UK Laws on Floors...
Suggestion 1 – Read the section we have created on Buying / Specifying Floors
It goes into depth on what you should be doing - an if in doubt Contact FloorSlip
The Building Regs are also a bit ‘grey’ and non- prescriptive in places leaving the reader again ‘guessing’ what non-slip actually means and what values should be used. The Building Regulations we suggest to consult are: -
A brief (8 Page) overview of floor slips and discusses the Floor Pendulum Tests, Surface Roughness Tests and Ramp Tests
Authors: Lazarus, D, Perkins, C, Carpenter, J
Number of pages: 254 (free PDF)
Date of Publication: January 2006
This is a FREE DOWNLOAD (Don’t pay for it, simply follow the instructions on the CIRIA site) A
This CIRIA guide has been produced as part of the Health and Safety Commission's programme to reduce the number of slips and trips accidents in the UK. It is an attempt to give practical guidance to those who design, procure and manage flooring in buildings and is based upon many research projects undertaken, primarily by the UK Health and Safety Laboratory.
The HSE offer in conjunction with an on-line provided 3 courses at £25 each (2023) (Intro, Intermediate and Advanced) into the causes for slips, trips and falls; how they can be reduced; how to deal with them should they happen.
Which has links to
- Understanding what causes slips and trips and how to prevent them
- Finding out what you can do in your role to prevent slips and trips
- Case study examples of solving common slip problems
- Publications, tools, research