Slip Testing

Measuring Pedestrian Surfaces for Slip Resistance

Business Challenge

With the variety of designs, materials and applications, not all floor surfaces are appropriate for all conditions. Wear from heavy traffic or environmental conditions can also degrade a previously safe surface to the point where it poses a hazard. This risk needs to be identified and rectified before an accident can occur.

Solution

What is Slip Testing? The term “Slip Testing” covers several methods used to determine how much a surface contributes to the risk of slipping. The most versatile of these is the Wet Pendulum test method, which allows both pre installation testing of tiles and similar floor surfaces as well as in situ testing of surfaces such as asphalt and textured coatings.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas

Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader specialized in QHSE and social responsibility services. Certified to ISO9001 for all of its activities throughout the world, the company actively participates within professional authorities for the development of international standards and regulations.

 

Knowledge and Expertise Technical knowledge and availability of our qualified local teams, able to provide packaged and targeted information, are strengths appreciated by our clients.

 

Network With a network of 1,400 locations, and over 66,000 employees in more than 140 countries in 2014, Bureau Veritas provides solutions to over 370,000 clients throughout the world across a diverse range of industries.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What recognised standard method is used to evaluate the slip resistance of surfaces?

    Two Australian standards are used for this purpose. AS/NZS 4586 Appendix A is used for the classification of new pedestrian surfaces, and AS/NSZ 4663 Appendix A is used for existing surfaces.

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