Slip Resistance Testing BS8204

Slipping on a wet floor

ARE YOUR FLOORS SAFE?

Every three minutes in the UK a person is seriously injured due to slipping!

Q. Who Needs To Organise Regular Slip Tests?
A. Anyone Responsible For The Following!

Shopping Centres ~ Retail Outlets ~ Pedestrianised Areas ~ Car Showrooms ~ Railway Stations ~ Commercial Kitchens ~ Hospitals ~ Fast Food Outlets ~ Airports ~ Factories ~ Coach Stations ~Leisure Centres ~ Hotels ~ Service Stations.

In fact anywhere there are slippery floors where customers and staff walk!

Don't spend thousands of pounds on an anti slip treatment or on replacing your existing flooring until having your floors slip tested first!

In many cases bringing a floor surface up to or even exceeding the HSE’s minimum recommended PTV (Pendulum Test Value) of +36 can be achieved with no or very little cost to the customer by simply improving existing cleaning methods.

The HSE advise that all floor surfaces meet the recommended PTV (Pendulum Test Value) of +36 as this is considered "Low Risk".

Slip testing EqwuipmentDo you know how slippery your floors are in the wet or dry and if they represent a slip hazard?

Our onsite BS8204 slip resistance testing includes the following:

  • Dry Slip Tests (3 readings per area)
  • Wet Slip Tests (3 readings per area)
  • Identify Potential Slip Risks
  • Document All Information Gathered

Following the onsite test we will issue a full report detailing our findings and recommendations. This report will help you more fully prove your continuing commitment to "due diligence".

Our Slip Test and Report service rates start at £300.00 and can be carried out Worldwide.


Slip Testing At Harrods

Slip test at Harrods, London

Slipping and tripping is the single largest cause of accidents but unfortunately it is very rarely treated seriously and in fact a person slipping is often used in comedy sketches to get a few cheap laughs! In real life however anyone who has suffered a slip accident knows just how life changing slipping over can be.

As a business owner or occupier you are responsible for the safety of your customers and staff. It is therefore imperative that you know if your floor surfaces represent a slip risk in both dry and wet conditions. Not knowing this very valuable piece of information could be very costly for anyone that is responsible for the safety of their staff and customers if a slip accident occurs on their property.

Most slip accidents are caused by a simple lack of good housekeeping and if the floor surface involved had been properly and regularly cleaned and maintained the slip accident would probably have never even occurred.

By testing your floor surface in both wet and dry conditions and also before and after cleaning, we will be able to tell you if in fact they represent a slip hazard or not.

If they do we will look at your individual circumstances and recommend the best and most cost effective course of action for you to undertake.

If you would like to discuss your floors in more detail or would like to book a site visit, please contact us.

SAMPLE METHOD STATEMENT FOR UNDERTAKING SLIP TESTS