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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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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.
In 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 -
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
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.
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
The portable Pendulum Test is conducted on your floors in accordance with British Standards (BS 7976-
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.
This provides the Highway Engineer with a means of obtaining reliable evidence to take practical measures to reduce skidding
* Note -
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): -
Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 96’*
Used to imitate everyday pedestrian shoes (Not necessarily anti slip safety footwear) -
Rubber Hardness – ‘IRHD 55’*
Used for testing of road slip or barefoot floor conditions and in some cases very rough flooring surfaces -
* IRHD = International Rubber Hardness Degree where IRHD 55 is softer than IRHD 96
A minimum PTV of 40 must be achieved to avoid skidding on roads
BS EN 13036-
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