Slip resistance testing is carried out in hotels and kitchens in order to ensure the safety of end users. Slip testing in commercial kitchens is particularly important as these are confined spaces and the flooring is prone to contamination which will increase the risk of slips and accidents. Slip testing in kitchens is carried out […]
Surface Performance carry out slip resistance testing to all types of bathroom tiles. Testing is carried out using a pendulum slip tester using both soft rubbers (to replicate barefoot traffic) and hard rubbers (to replicate footwear).
Tiles are tested in accordance with the HSE guidelines for slip resistance in a temperature and humidity controlled laboratory. Test reports are then issued to the client within 2 x working days following receipt of the test sample.
Surface Performance carry out slip testing for tile manufacturers from across the world and are recognised as a premier slip resistance laboratory.
Surface Performance offer a full laboratory slip testing services to manufacturers of tiles and other surfacing products.
Tiles can be tested for slip resistance in the Surface Performance Ltd accredited laboratory in order to ascertain their slip resistance performance values. Slip testing is performed in both dry and wet conditions in three slip test pendulum swing directions. The test results are then used to produce a slip resistance test report specifically for your tile or surfacing product that demonstrates that the product meets HSE guidelines.
The process is very simple, a small sample of the tile should be delivered to our pendulum slip testing laboratory and clearly identified with your company name. After the tile is booked into the laboratory then one of our qualified slip testing engineers will perform the pendulum slip test to the tile in our temperature and humidity controlled area. A test report will then be issued and we will also be happy to discuss slip testing results for tiles over the telephone should you require further advice.
If you would like to book a tile into our laboratory for slip resistance testing then please contact us and we will be happy to help. The Surface Performance laboratory phone number is 0208 2465562.
Surface Performance Ltd perform slip resistance testing to roads, pavements and highways throughout the United Kingdom.
Pendulum slip testing is performed on motorways, highways and roads in order to determine that they are fit for purpose and safe for users. We also offer a slip resistance expert witness service in the unfortunate event that an accident has occurred on a walkway or road due to poor surfacing conditions.
Slip testing is a cost effective and scientifically efficient method of determining surface safety. The test method used can either be “The UK slip resistance guidelines”, or BS 7976.
Surface Performance Ltd offer road and highways slip resistance testing throughout The UK. We also offer a laboratory testing service from our accredited facility in London, UK.
Pendulum slip testing can be carried out in Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Durham and Crewe. Our technicians also offer slip resistance testing services in London, Leicester, Loughborough, Newcastle and Exeter.
Surface Performance Ltd have just completed the slip resistance pendulum testing of the hangar flooring at Gatwick International Airport.
Testing was completed as part of Gatwick’s ongoing risk management policies.
For more information on slip resistance testing and pendulum slip testing please contact us and we will be happy to help.