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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 Testing 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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News - BS 7976 is to be replaced by BS-EN 16165 - circa 2022

News - BS 7976 is to be replaced by BS-EN 16165 - circa 2022

Floor Testing for Businesses and Slip Injury Lawyers

It is the UK Law that floors must be safe for employees and visitors; this law in enforceable and carries heavy penalties for not complying with floor safety criteria but to add to this worry, the cost to a business in Slip Injury Claims is spiraling.

So what can you do to prevent slips on floors?  

Obvious steps such as removing trip hazards work and keeping floors clean and floors dry; a Dry floor is never a slip hazard until it becomes wet or contaminated, then there is a 90% chance of a slip as reported by the HSE.

But what if your floor will become wet in use? (all the time or occasionally)

pendulum test arm raisedIn which case you have to PROVE your floor(s) are able to provide Coefficient of Friction of 0.36. In layman’s terms, a reading of 36 PTV on a Floor Pendulum Test Equipment - where ‘PTV’ stands for Pendulum Test Value. The HSE promote use of the ‘British Pendulum’ as it is regarded as the only Floor Test Equipment able to repeatedly provided consistent results, which, if required, can be used in a UK court of law in the event of a Slip Injury Claim

See a flow of how the BS 7976 / BS 13036-4 Pendulum Test works

Learn more about the science behind the Floor Pendulum Test

Pendulum Testing for Businesses

The Floor Pendulum Test proves If the floor Slip Resistance Values meet the H&S recommended minimum value of ‘36 PTV’ (where 0 is the worst case) proving to insurance companies, slip accident claimants (genuine or fraudulent!) and personal slip injury lawyers that a safe floor environment has been provided (as required by law).

On Site Floor Pendulum Testing prices contact FloorSlip for Prices

Off Site Floor Sample Tests prices start from only £177

Pendulum Testing for Personal Slip Injury Lawyers

FloorSlip are skilled at providing a complete floor risk assessment including the Pendulum Test to prove if a floor/environment was the cause in a slip injury accident claim. Assessments are thoroughly conducted from an impartial viewpoint and followed up, where required, with fully compliant CPR 35 / Court Compliant Expert Witness Report. The reports are very comprehensive in the details provided but written in such a manner as to provide easy to read text with images and diagrams where required and suitable for both claimant and defendant to be able to assess slip locus purely from the report. We have now written many CPR35 / Court reports for slip injury lawyers across the UK and we are proud to say we have had very positive feedback and the reports have been a highly instrumental and powerful tool in winning cases.

On Site Floor Pendulum Testing prices contact FloorSlip for prices*

CPR/Court Compliant Expert Witness Reports - contact FloorSlip for prices*

Short Report Non CPR/Court Compliant prices start from £69

* Order the Pendulum Test and the Expert Witness Report together and save £50 on the total price. Also 50/55 split payments possible where Report and Pendulum Test is ordered together

Are you a Slip Injury Lawyer? Request a copy of one of our Expert Witness reports or maybe you would like to be added to our list of Slip Injury Lawyers

About the Pendulum Testing

floor slip pendulum test equipment to meet your duty of care and prevent slip injury claims

The portable Pendulum Test is conducted on your floors in accordance with British Standards (BS 7976-2* / BS 13036-4) and UKSRG Guidelines and is used to determine the moving (dynamic) resistance to floor slippage (Technically known as the dynamic Coefficient of Friction or CoF).

slippery floor tested with Pendulum TesterThe Pendulum Test works by replicating a heel striking the floor surface

The heel is the point most floor slips occur and the pendulum slip test duplicates this dynamically. This might be a shod heel or a person in barefoot such as on a swimming pool floor; different ‘Slider’ types of different rubber hardness provide the means to measure the different circumstances.

Pendulum Testing can also Measure the friction between a skidding tyre and wet road surface…..

This provides the Highway Engineer with a means of obtaining reliable evidence to take practical measures to reduce skidding

* Note - The Floor Test is currently conducted to BS 7976-2 and a later standard - BS EN 13036-4:2011; however, this latest standard is in conflict with various leading authorities and is more tuned to roads and airfields than floors and until the BSI institute has determined the way forward both BS 13036-4 and BS 7976-1,2,3 are relevant

The Floor Slip Resistance Pendulum Test Values

The pendulum test readings obtained are referred to as either the Slip Resistance Value (SRV) or Pendulum Test Value (PTV). The Health and Safety Laboratory in conjunction with the UKSRG (United Kingdom Slip Resistance Group) has deemed a minimum value of 36 PTV is required to satisfy the HSE and the courts in a civil or criminal personal accident claim action (as shown in the tables below).

To represent the different road, flooring or bare foot conditions the rubber ‘Slider’ which imitates the heel of a the shoe or foot is interchangeable using rubber of different rubber hardness and resilience as follows (Under BS 7976): -

96 or 4S Slider pendulum test equipment slider rubber 4S

Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 96’*

Used to imitate everyday pedestrian shoes (Not necessarily anti slip safety footwear) - 4S stands for Standard Shoe Sole Simulating

55 or TRL Slider

Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 55’*

Used for testing of road slip or barefoot floor conditions and in some cases very rough flooring surfaces - TRL stands for Transport Road Laboratories.  

* IRHD = International Rubber Hardness Degree where IRHD 55 is softer than IRHD 96

PTV values expected using the (4S) ‘96’ Slider

PTV value expected using the (TRL) ‘55’ Slider

A minimum PTV of 40 must be achieved to avoid skidding on roads

The British Standards relevant to the Pendulum Floor Slip Tester

BS EN 13036-4:2011 (ISBN 978 0 580 76160 7) - latest standard which enhances but does NOT supersede the following relevant publications: -

Pendulum testers. Specification British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-1:2002 - ISBN 0 580 40144 8

Pendulum testers. Method of operation British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-2:2002 - ISBN 0 580 40145 6

Pendulum testers. Method of calibration British Standards Institution 2002

BS 7976-3:2002  - ISBN 0 580 40146 4

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