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Cheap Floor Tests for Businesses and Lawyers available in In all Major UK Cities and nearby Towns including  Floor Testing  in Scotland – Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling, Inverness and fife / Floor Safety Risk Assessments in North East England – Middlesborough, South Shields, Newcastle, Stockton on Tees, Darlington / Floor Pendulum Testing in North West England – Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Runcorn, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn Bury, Bolton, Warrington, Widnes, St.Helens (Cheshire) Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Crewe, Oldham, Stockport, Trafford Park. Rochdale, Congleton, Sandbach Macclesfield, / Floor Pendulum Tests in Wales in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Colwyn, Rhyl, Bangor / Pendulum Floor Slip Tests in Northern Central England – Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford (Yorkshire), Rotherham, Wakefield, / Slip Resistance Testsing in East England in Hull, Humberside and Lincoln / BS7976-2 Pendulum Tests in the Midlands in– Nottingham, Derby, Rugby, Stoke, Stafford, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, / Pendulum Flooring Tests in Central England – Northampton, Rugby, Derby, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough / HSE and BS7976 Approved Floor Testing in London and Home Counties – Watford, Milton Keynes, St.Albans, Cambridge, Newbury, Reading, Andover, Heathrow / Slip Injury Floor Tests in South England – Portsmouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Isle of Man /  Floor Testing in Slip Accident Claims in South West England – Swindon, Bristol, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter, Falmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Taunton, Warwick / Cheap Floor Testing in South East England – Dover, Margate, Rochester, Folkestone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells,

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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 4 Nov 2011 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 Pendulum Test 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!!

In a court of law the expectation is 36 will be achieved and we are in discussions with a company providing floor coatings who are expecting to be able to offer 10 - 15% discounts on liability insurance (Through large Insurance Providers) for people who can demonstrate that a floor achieves a minimum 36 year on year through annual pendulum testing

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

(May 2012) 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 - 4 over 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



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

Available to download at  


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

Available to download at  


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

Available to download at  


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. (

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