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SLIP RESISTANCE TESTING

Floor safety is one of the greatest OH&S hazards and should be rigorously tested through surface slip resistance testing. Ecoshield strongly recommends testing of your flooring through: 

 

EIC Laboratory & Testing perform slip resistance testing in Adelaide, South Australia are NATA accredited to AS 4663 :2013  and AS 4586 : 2013.

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ELIMINATE SLIP AND
TRIP POTENTIAL

Surface slip resistance testing can eliminate slip and trip potential. The cited Australian Standards indicate wet slip resistance requirements for a range of surfaces, including:

  • Hotels, offices, public buildings, schools and kindergartens

  • External ramps and pavements

  • Supermarkets and shopping centres

  • Loading docks, commercial kitchens, cold stores, serving areas

  • Swimming pools and sporting facilities

  • Hospitals and aged care facilities

  • Private residential buildings

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A VALUABLE
SAFETY ASSURANCE

Surface slip resistance testing is a valuable safety assurance for:

  • Architects and specifiers

  • Builders

  • Engineers

  • Insurance companies

  • Law firms

  • Loss adjusters

  • Landlords and tenants of commercial properties

  • General public

  • Floor surfacing contractors

 

For further information, please contact 

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SURFACE SLIP RESISTANCE TEST METHODS

The two most commonly specified and used slip resistance test methods are:

Oiled Inclining Platform Test

As described as an option in AS 4586:2013. This is a laboratory only test and can only apply to new material surfaces intended to be installed in or on a pedestrian walkway. Instead of water, an amount of motor oil is placed on the test surface and two test persons wear safety boots rather than barefoot.

Pendulum Test Method

Can be used for new surfaces as per AS 4586:2013 but also more importantly for existing surfaces in-situ testing AS 4663:2013.

 

The Pendulum wet and dry testing is the most widely used assessment procedure in Australia. It simulates moving surface contact with rubber test feet called ‘sliders’. Because slips occur in the wet condition and many floor surfaces permit the ponding of water, the standardised test is carried out in wet conditions.

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