UK Specialists in H&S Approved Floor Pendulum Testing for Businesses
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Floor Pendulum Testing is a method of checking a floor is safe to meet UK standards on Floor Safety. The UK HSE (Health and Safety Executive) expects a minimum of 36 PTV (Pendulum Test Value) will be achieved on a horizontal surface when the floor is WET or CONTAMINATED; the UK Health and Safety Executive having determined that 90% of all slips occur on wet floors (and many resulting in slip injury claims)
The Pendulum test replicates the action of heel slip on dry floors, wet floors and floors contaminated with substances relevant to the workplace – for example – cooking oil and fat in kitchens, engine oil in workshops, blood or urine in hospitals and care homes. The last two examples having some of the highest number of incident rates and floors have to be very carefully specified, rigorously maintained and regularly cleaned using non slip detergents.
The pendulum test uses different values of rubber ‘sliders’ to replicate the action of bare feet – for example – for the floor test of a swimming pool or a bathroom in a hospital a ‘55’ slider will be used; or for a road skid test; or a ‘96’ hardness slider for normal pedestrian use with all types of footwear.
If a customer, employee or person in your care falls on your floors using as a result of slippery floors, then regardless of the shoe type worn or condition of the shoe or even if barefoot – YOU as Owner or Manager are responsible for the floor slip injury because your floors do not meet the necessary floor safety criteria required for ALL and EVERY normal circumstance in your business. You can not blame the person who slipped on the floor and you will lose in a court of law even if the person was inebriated, behaving stupidly or under the influence of drugs – You will be liable
FloorSlip Limited, Reg No: 07757686 -