Slip Resistance Testing

Slip Resistance Testing

Slip Resistance Testing

Our consultants can attend your site to conduct Slip Resistance Testing to AS 4586 and AS 4663

Wet Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing (P classifications)

The Wet Pendulum test is by far the most common method to assess the slip resistance of flooring. The pendulum has a ‘foot’ with a rubber slider on the bottom that swings and contacts the floor, this friction interaction between the rubber and the flooring measures the slip rating. The higher the foot swings the more slippery the flooring.

The latest Australian standards for this method is outlined in AS 4586:2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials and AS 4663:2013 Slip resistance classification of existing pedestrian surface materials. The test is conducted by spraying water on the floor and then releasing the latch holding the foot which swings contacting the floor. This is repeated five times (minimum) per location and the average is calculated.

Dry Floor Friction

This method uses a device called a Tortus Floor Friction Tester which drags a small rubber slider along the floor with a load cell measuring the dynamic coefficient of friction. Like the pendulum test, the dry floor friction test covered in AS:4586:2013 and AS:4663:2013

With above test methods we focus first on high-risk locations these are areas that may become slippery when wet such as:

With special considerations made for ramps, stairs, and stairway landings.

Importance of Slip Resistance Testing

Slip resistance testing is an essential component of ensuring the safety and compliance of your flooring. By investing in this service, you gain several significant advantages.

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Enhanced
Safety

Slip resistance testing helps identify potential slip hazards, allowing you to take preventive measures and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

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Compliance Assurance

Compliance with Australian Standards AS 4586:2013 and AS 4663:2013 is crucial for legal and insurance purposes.

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Liability
Reduction

By proactively addressing slip risks, you can minimise liability in case of accidents on your premises.

Slip Resistance Testing Process

Our advanced comprehensive slip resistance testing process follows industry standards and best practices:

Site Assessment

Our consultants visit your location to assess the specific testing needs.

Test Methods

We employ Wet Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing (P classifications) and Dry Floor Friction Tests in accordance with AS 4586:2013 and AS 4663:2013.

Data Collection

Multiple tests are conducted, and averages are calculated to ensure accurate results.

Reporting

You receive a detailed report outlining interpretations of results to relevant codes and standards.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions.

Frequency may vary, but it’s typically recommended annually or when changes occur to flooring surfaces.

While not mandatory, it is highly advisable for safety and liability reasons.

The duration depends on the size of the area being tested and the number of tests, but our experts work efficiently to minimize disruption.

Contact Us

Please fill the form below for any enquiries, questions or quotation required and one of experts will be in touch.

Location:

42 Bloomfield Road, Noble Park, VIC 3174, Australia

Email:

info@floorcompliance.com.au

Call:

0491 700 455

Open Hours:

Mon-Fri: 07:30AM - 05:30PM