Q: Why should I trust Grip Potential to provide an accurate result?
As yet slip testing and slip testers are not covered by any kind of regulatory body, though UKAS laboratory accreditation is perhaps the closest. This remains very much a paperwork exercise and does not guarantee an expert slip test any more than an MOT does an expert driver.
All of our test equipment carries the appropriate UKAS calibration certification which is freely available on request. We have tested alongside some of the UK’s largest UKAS accredited laboratories as part of our work in helping to develop the latest UK Slip Resistance Group Guidelines, producing values in line with those produced by the labs. This is perhaps not surprising given our Director’s background was working for such a laboratory conducting slip tests on a daily basis.
We test for forensic slip and fall cases and as such our reports come under regular scrutiny from opposing experts with considerable experience in their field. The following is from advice issued by the Lawyer acting in a personal injury case against a national shopping chain, “It seems to me that we will be best placed to destroy the Defendant’s objections, with the evidence of Mr Powers (Director, Grip Potential Ltd) himself. He seems to me to be an excellent witness and I am very impressed with the quality of his report to date.” In this case such was the experience of the opposing expert witness that he had played a part in development of the BS 7976 Pendulum test standard. Our robust evidence (and rebuttal of a less than professional test report compiled by a 3rd party) meant the case was soon settled in the Claimant’s favour.
Perhaps most importantly of all, we remain completely independent with no vested interest in results. Our motivation is simply to provide an accurate, impartial and thorough assessment, regardless of outcome, to build on Grip Potential’s established reputation. If you are still unconvinced, you can view feedback from previous clients.
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