All workplaces, public offices, public buildings, malls, should check the safety of their anti-slip floors regularly. A slipping accident can occur at any time and may result in you and/or your company finding yourself in court. It is crucial to protect yourself with proactive assessment. A high percentage of workplace accidents are caused due to falling. There are even a few cases of falls leading directly to deaths each year. Every property owner should guard and defend themselves from legal proceedings. The HSE's preferred of in situ slip testing is the Pendulum slip test.
Why is it important to invest in a Floor Testing Service?
If you do not have slip testing equipment, you can use our Floor Testing Services. The tests are reliable and professional with a detailed report. It is a requirement of UK law that slip risk is assessed. A falling accident can lead you to legal proceedings and high fines. You can reduce exposure to legal action through regular floor pendulum testing, showing that the surface is safe. Floor Testing Services can protect you, and your staff/visitors, from both harm and expense before the slip occurs. Our reports can prevent fraudulent claims and support you in court if necessary. In addition, evidence of compliance may reduce insurance premiums.
How the Floor Testing Service is performed
The test is performed only by experts with extensive experience in the field. Grip Potential specialise in Floor testing services utilising the Munro Pendulum slip testing device to test to BS 7976-2 (the HSE's preferred in situ slip test method). We also measure the surface roughness, giving additional insight to the risk of slipping. As part of the assessment we consider the environment and factor contributing to a slip, not just the floor surface, to give meaning to the test data. On completion of testing you will receive a full and detailed report including the findings of the assessment. Full reports are issued within a guaranteed 5 working days but often sooner.
Pendulum slip testing by Grip potential
Grip potential performs floor pendulum testing with professionalism and reliability. Our expert has been conducting testing on a daily basis for over 10 years, with over 8,000 individual assessments under his belt for Grip Potential. Our testing is conducted only by experienced operators. All test equipment is externally calibrated annually by independent UKAS accredited bodies and of course we have certificates for all our equipment. We are members of the UK Slip Resistance Group, the leading independent authority on slip resistance in the UK. Our customers are satisfied with us and you can see feedback on the site. Our slip test is conducted in strict compliance with the HSE's preferred in situ test method BS 7976 (the Pendulum). We remain completely independent from any anti-slip solution providers and never profit from any referrals.
If a slipping accident occurs at work it is essential that you investigate the accident. This will provide valuable defence in any subsequent legal proceedings. The company that performs the test must have the capabilities to test the slip resistance of the flooring and prove that the flooring is safe. Slip accidents make up the majority of work-related accident types. Early inspection of the floor can prevent slips. If a slip does occur, it is worthwhile investigating in a professional manner. Even if you think everything is fine, a preliminary professional examination can protect you.
Causes of Slip / Fall Accident
Accidents can be caused by many reasons. They can happen in offices, in public buildings, in a mall, in a supermarket. As a result of wet flooring, negligence at work, ice on the flooring and more. Slipping is both common and dangerous and can result in anything from a minor injury to death. The damage to the property owner can be very large.
What to do in case of a Slip / Fall Accident?
We, Grip Potential, can offer a definitive measure of slip resistance providing overwhelming evidence that a floor is safe or slippery. Through Pendulum slip testing we can provide defence from litigation. We operate to the HSE and UK Slip Resistance Group's preferred methods. Our slip accident investigation includes working closely with engineers and/or lawyers to prepare a professional report appropriate for the court.
We have extensive experience in accident investigations and we conduct slip and fall accident investigation reports on a regular basis. We can support our report with expert witness or advisor services at competitive rates.