Slip resistance pendulum testing being carried out to a train station platform.

Train Station Slip Resistance Testing

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.

 

Slip resistance pendulum testing being carried out to a train station platform.

Slip resistance pendulum testing being carried out to a train station platform.

Slip testing being carried out to a pedestrian footbridge in London using the pendulum slip tester (Munro).

Slip Resistance Testing of Walkways and Bridges

Pendulum slip resistance testing is carried out to the surfacing installed on pedestrian walkways. Testing is carried out in accordance with HSE guidelines for slip resistance and is performed in both dry and wet conditions.

Surface Performance recently carried out pendulum slip testing to a footbridge in London, however we also offer slip resistance testing services in locations such as Bedford, Bradford, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle.

For slip test information or if you would like a pendulum slip resistance quotation for either a laboratory on on site test then please contact one of our slip resistance engineers by emailing info@surfaceperformance.com and we will be happy to assist.

Slip testing being carried out to a pedestrian footbridge in London using the pendulum slip tester (Munro).

Slip testing being carried out to a pedestrian footbridge in London using the pendulum slip tester (Munro).

Bathroom tile slip resistance testing

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.

Slip resistance testing being performed to a bathroom tile sample in the Surface Performance Ltd laboratory.

Slip resistance testing being performed to a bathroom tile sample in the Surface Performance Ltd laboratory.

Tile / flooring slip resistance independent testing (HSE pendulum slip testing)

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.

Slip resistance testing performed in the laboratory to samples of bathroom flooring tiles.

Slip resistance testing performed in the laboratory to samples of bathroom flooring tiles.

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.

 

 

 

 

Road and Pavement Slip Resistance Testing (pendulum slip testing)

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.

Slip resistance pendulum testing being performed to a road junction in London, UK.

Slip resistance pendulum testing being performed to a road junction in London, UK.

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.

If you require any further information about slip resistance testing that is not available on www.slip-testing.com then please contact us.