BET is Ireland’s ONLY ISO-17025 accredited Slip resistance testing company:
Slip resistance testing is carried out at client premises or in our test laboratory, this test is used to assess the slip resistance of flooring systems. The procedure BET use is The pendulum test which mimics the way a heel makes contact with a floor and is HSE’s preferred test method.
Our testing procedure demonstrates pendulum slip resistance results of a dry floor, a wet floor and a “cleaned” floor.
Slip potential results for straight walking on a horizontal surface is shown below:
The Slip Potential PTV ranges are for both 4S (shod) and TRL (barefoot) sliders in Assessment of floor slip resistance for straight walking on a horizontal surface
PTV slip probabilities if straight walking on a horizontal surface are
All BET’s testing activities are to be carried out in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of the following standards:
- BS EN 7976-2:2002 + A1 2013 Pendulum Testers – Method of Operation
- BS EN 13036-4-2011 Road and Airfield Surface characteristics – Test Methods Part 4: Method for measurement of slip/skid resistance of a surface: The pendulum test
- UK Slip Resistance Group Guidelines for assessment of Floor Slip Resistance 2011