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UK Specialists in H&S Approved Floor Pendulum Testing for Businesses and Expert Witness Services for Slip Injury Lawyers
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We will conduct risk assessments on your floors and the associated environment for risks of slip and provide basic or detailed reports to help you meet your duty of care. The H&S has determined slip injuries account for more accidents and claims for injuries than any other event -
FloorSlip conduct thorough investigative testing and loci assessments of the floor environment and reasons or circumstances why a slip might have occurred and furthermore the Pendulum test results are virtually irrefutable in court. Unlike whiplash injuries, which are difficult to prove, false slip injury claims for slips on floors can be refuted if it can be proven the floor is safe and they can be proven with the proven Pendulum Testing. We will also provide comprehensive (But easy to understand) fully Court compliant Expert Witness Testimonies as required. Both On Site Pendulum Testing and English / Scottish Court Compliant Expert Witness Reports start at affordable prices, contact us today for a quote.
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Of all flooring materials to identify and eliminate floor safety risks
It is becoming more critical that you specify floor surfaces, which are safe from the outset and failure to do so can cost you your reputation and business and leave you liable for prosecution. Our Floor Sample Testing is very cheap -
Advice on methods to prevent slips and falls -
On behalf of plaintiff or defendant for injury lawyers, accident solicitors and accident claims specialists
for architects,flooring manufacturers & flooring companies -
We can provide an on site course and comprehensive overview of how to use the pendulum test equipment
Manufactured in the UK to British Standards (BS 7976), FloorSlip are agents of new and affordable Floor Testing Equipment totally suitable to meet the full expectations of the HSE and the UK courts if required
Aimed at up to four H&S practitioners, this half day short course is conducted on site at your premises and covers how to prevent slips and strips; what to consider when selecting a floor to be safe for staff and the public and also includes the use of the floor testing equipment on your floors (Saving you the cost of nearly £500 for a Floor Test!)
You are liable to 2 years in prison and a £20,000 fine (H & S Offences Act 2008) for breaching Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations which states a slippery floor shall not expose a person to a risk to their Health and Safety. There is a duty of care for managers and employers to ensure slip and fall prevention is highly considered in your HSE risk assessments
The highest number of accident compensation & injury claims in the UK are for Slip claims. Accidents are easy to enact but difficult to disprove; a floor testing certificate prominently displayed will deter fraudulent claims and support your case in court in the event of an claim.
£1,300 million is lost every year in claims, loss of profit, production losses, time off, sick pay and NHS costs
500+ Million GB pounds is awarded every year in personal injury claims for slip and fall accident claims and ‘limited’ liability insurance policies will not cover them completely and will increase the costs if you claim
A floor test certificate demonstrates floors are safe against the large majority of accidents -
FloorSlip conduct cost effective on-
FloorSlip also specialise in English (CPR35) and Scottish Court Compliant Expert Witness Reports in Slip Injury Claims and have conducted similar work in hundreds of cases for Accident Claim Investigators and large number of leading Accident and Slip Injury Lawyers across the UK.
We consider our floor testing prices are affordable, competitive and openly published so you may compare and consider if we offer value for money. Our clients vary from the small family business through to large chains and blue chip industries such as MacDonalds; KFC; the Hilton; BAE Systems; Rolls Royce; Harrods; London Stock Exchange; Manchester United; UK airports and Train Stations. We are not limited on where or when we test (Offering urgent 24/7 testing if required) and we undertake floor slip testing tasks from a small family bathroom to an oil rig.
FloorSlip only use floor testing equipment & methods approved by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the UK Slip Resistance Group. (UKSRG). The Pendulum Test is the only test recognised in the UK court of law in the event of a slip injury claim because of its ability to provide consistent repeatable and accurate readings and its ability to test almost anywhere.
The HSE approved Pendulum Test Equipment is set up on the floor and a gauge used to determine exactly where a ‘swinging arm’ will pass along and ‘slide’ across the floor.
The Pendulum ‘Slider’ is a calibrated rubber of a known hardness mounted on a spring loaded foot. When it passes along the floor the spring is forced up into the foot and the slider rubs along the floor. How much ‘friction’ is encountered will then determine how far the arm then swings through its travel, ideally there will be enough friction to slow the swinging arm down so a Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 36 or greater is achieved, which is the minimum recommended standards set by the Health and Safety Executive, when the floor is WET (Critical), dry or contaminated (Wet and contaminated floors always give the worse results)