Slip Testing of Access Ramps and Disabled Ramps

Surface Performance Ltd are experts in the slip analysis and pendulum slip testing of disable ramps and building access ramps.

Our slip testing laboratory in London are able to test and certify your products prior to them being installed on site. Our research and development team are able to advise you on slip resistance guidelines and help to develop your products from start to finish.

Testing is carried out to assess the slip resistance qualities of disabled ramps to ensure that they are fit for purpose prior to final installation.

We also offer an on site ramp slip resistance service throughout The UK in locations such as Chichester, Brighton, Cranleigh, Durham, Liverpool and London.

If you require help with your products pendulum slip resistance performance then please contact us and our slip testing engineers will be pleased to help.

UK Slip Resistance Guidelines

 

Slip Resistance Testing - an access ramp being tested by Surface Performance Ltd

Slip Resistance Testing – an access ramp being tested by Surface Performance Ltd

 

Slip Testing for Architects

Surface Performance Ltd provide pendulum slip testing services to architects and building design engineers throughout The UK.

We have carried out slip resistance testing in London, Brighton, Bristol, Bath and Swindon for clients wishing to determine the slip resistance value and pendulum test value (PTV) of surfacing products prior to installation on site.

Slip testing is carried out using pendulum slip resistance equipment and can be performed either on site or in our environmentally controlled test laboratory in South West London.

Slip testing is an economic method of determining the safety and slipperiness of flooring to ensure the safety of end users. Testing is carried out in three pendulum slip swing directions in both dry and wet conditions. A full pendulum slip test report is then issued within 48 hours after completion of the slip test. The test report is compliant with BS 7976 and The UK Slip Resistance Guidelines.

For slip testing in London, Darlington, Durham, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Of course, we also provide testing services throughout the rest of the country.

Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing

Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing

Slip testing being carried out at a building project in Scotland

Slip testing being carried out at a building project in Scotland

Pendulum Slip Testing in Factories and Warehouses

Slip Testing being carried out in wet conditions in a factory by Surface Performance Ltd

Slip Testing being carried out in wet conditions in a factory by Surface Performance Ltd

Surface Performance Ltd carry out pendulum slip resistance testing to BS 7976 and in line with The UK Slip Resistance Guidelines in warehouses and factories throughout the UK.

We have recently completed slip resistance testing at Amazon distribution centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Ipswich, Aberdeen, Exeter and Aberdeen. Slip testing is carried out in both dry and wet conditions and clients receive a full PDF pendulum slip resistance test report within 24 hours after completion of the on site testing.

Pendulum slip testing is carried out by our competent and qualified engineers that are located strategically throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Our slip resistance head laboratory is located in London and clients are able to send in slip testing samples for product certification and testing.

Please contact our slip resistance experts on 0208 2465562 if you require information and we will be happy to help guide you through your slip resistance project requiremnts.

Slip resistance testing being carried out in a Warehouse in Ipswich.

Slip resistance testing being carried out in a Warehouse in Ipswich.

Slip Resistance Testing to Stairs and Tread Covers

Surface Performance Ltd carry out slip resistance testing to stairs and stair nose tread covers.

Slip resistance testing is carried in line with the criteria outlines in BS 8300:2009 + A1 2010 along with HSE publications.

We have carried out slip resistance pendulum testing to stairs and in locations throughout The UK, such as slip testing stairs in hospitals in Cardiff, Chepstow, Lincoln, Loughborough and Manchester.

We also offer a laboratory slip resistance service for clients that prefer to send in samples to the slip resistance laboratory. This enables our clients to receive a full HSE compliant and BS 8300 compliant slip resistance test report for their products.

 

Below is a photograph of a stair slip resistance sample that was recently tested on site in Wales prior to being installed in the building.

 

Slip resistance testing of stairs to BS 8300

Slip resistance testing of stairs to BS 8300

Slip testing being carried out on site in Wales by Surface Performance Ltd.

Slip testing being carried out on site in Wales by Surface Performance Ltd.

Pendulum Slip Testing – Boats and Cruise Ships

Surface Performance are frequently asked to carry out pendulum slip tests for the nautical industry. Slip testing is widely used in various areas, for example:

  • Pendulum slip testing a marina jetty / marina platforms.
  • Slip resistance testing of decking installed at marinas or lifeboat stations.
  • Slip resistance testing on board larger vessels or cruise ships.
  • Slip testing to ferry terminal walkways.

A recent application was the pendulum slip testing of a bar area on board a large cruise ship. The testing was instructed by a solicitors firm who were acting on behalf of their client who slipped whilst on holiday in the bar area. Through our specialist pendulum slip testing services we are able to ascertain if the flooring was within HSE  pendulum slip testing requirements.

If you require advice or assistance regarding pendulum slip resistance testing then please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Pendulum slip testing being carried out to a bar area in dry and wet conditions on board a cruise ship.

Pendulum slip testing being carried out to a bar area in dry and wet conditions on board a cruise ship.