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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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Pendulum Testing Method Statement

FloorSlip Ltd carry out all floor testing, pendulum tests and calibration in accordance with British Standards BS13036 - 4:2011, BS 7976-1 : 2002, BS 7976-2 : 2002, BS 7976-3 : 2002 and the UKSRG Issue 5 2016 Guidelines

To summarise - these above standards expect that the floors will be tested DRY, WET and (where relevant) CONTAMINATED with substances associated with that immediate environment - for example using cooking oil in a canteen kitchen or coffee on a floor close to a servery or exiting a takeaway cafe.  

We always try to Conduct Floor Pendulum Testing in 3 positions (Where possible) for each floor type

1 - At a position of high footfall (Example - at an entrance or in a corridor)

2 - At a position of no or minimum footfall (Example - close to a wall edge rarely stepped upon)

3 - At a position of average footfall

We test in 3 planes - 0 degrees / 45 degrees / 90 degrees; though this tends to give the same results in each plane on floors made of smooth tiles or marble, there will be different results seen in different directions on floors with grain or texture or grooves.

We are always looking for a MINIMUM Floor Pendulum Test Value (PTV) of 36 WET, DRY and / or CONTAMINATED. This is the value the HSE recommend as the minimum safe value to prevent most slips. A value of 36 gives the possibility of slip as 1 in 1 million; however a drop to just 34 will drop that value by 10 times the amount to 1 in 100,000 and a value of 24 to a low as 1 in 20 possibility of slip!!

BS 13036 - 4 : 2011 Describes the specification, method of use and calibration of the Pendulum Test equipment

The intent was BS 13036-4 would superseded all parts of BS 7976 (As shown below) but this has yet to be fully agreed and there is some discussion as to the merits of BS 13036 in replacing  BS 7976 - Therefore, it is accepted (at this time and until further notice) that both BS 13036-4 and BS 7976 hold merit and both can still be used for the purpose they were intended for

BS EN 13036-4: 2011 is available to download at

URL: http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030250035


BS 7976 - 1 - Describes the specification of the Pendulum Test equipment

Available to download at  

URL: http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030029843

BS 7976 - 2 - Describes the method of conducting Floor Pendulum Testing

Available to download at  

URL: http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/SearchResults/?q=BS+7976-2%3a2002&ib=1&snc=Y

BS 7976 - 3 - Describes the Calibration of the Pendulum Test Equipment

Available to download at  

URL: http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/SearchResults/?q=BS+7976-2%3a2002&ib=1&snc=Y

Can I Get a Copy of these Standards from FloorSlip?

FloorSlip hold copies of all of the above standards and use them daily in their testing activities. We are often asked to provided copies to clients but we can not and will not do so as we will be in breach of UKSRG and BSI copyright. (http://shop.bsigroup.com/Legal/Copyright/)

We will provide summarised extracts of particular steps to customers and we would ask you to contact us if you require that information.  

Alternatively, you can order copies at BSI (British Standards Institute) at the links above


Floor Pendulum Testing Method statement