Train station platforms are regularly inspected by an independent slip testing company such as Surface Performance Ltd.
Platforms are tested using slip resistance pendulum equipment in order to determine that they achieve a PTV (pendulum test value) of 36 or above.
The slip test value must achieve a result of 36 or above in both dry and wet slip testing conditions. A slip test value of 36 or above is deemed to be “low risk of slip” by The HSE.
Surface Performance Ltd undertake slip testing to major train stations in London and throughout the Network Rail Network.
Slip resistance testing is also carried out at underground stations, station walkways, station bridges and station concourses.
For more information regarding slip testing of train stations please contact us.