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SLIP TESTING SERVICES

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Advance Group specialise in pendulum slip testing to British Standard across the UK from London to Aberdeen using the very latest slip testing equipment and reporting technology approved by the HSE.  Our trained and dedicated teams are committed to providing the best possible service and strive to achieve the best possible results on each and every visit.  

Slip Testing

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What to Expect from a Slip Test visit

 

There are a myriad of reasons to assess the slip resistance of flooring in situ.  Our services have been used to provide evidence of compliance (or non-compliance) with specification, determine the impact of cleaning regimes or operating procedures on slip risk posed by different surfaces throughout a room, building or estate, or as a means to settle disputes between owners, operators, suppliers, contractors or users.

 

One common benefit of Advance Group’s in situ slip risk assessment is that it considers all factors affecting the potential to slip and produces one of two things; 

Clear and concise evidence that the surface presents a safe level of grip in end use.

Evidence that surfaces require improvement, supported with expert impartial advice on the likely cause and, crucially, the most cost effective means of improvement.

 

Whether you are looking to improve the defensibility of spurious slip injury claims, or provide those who hold the purse strings with clear evidence of a problem, a proper slip risk assessment is likely to be a sound investment. 

Components of an effective slip testing service

Evidence of accuracy

All test equipment is calibrated appropriately and calibration certification is included in our slip test reports, alongside certificates of conformity for all standard materials used. In addition, crucial verification checks are conducted and recorded prior to each and every slip risk assessment.

Expertise

Our testing is conducted only by experienced competent test technicians.  Our chief assessor has been conducting testing on a daily basis for over 17 years, with over 6,000 individual assessments under his belt.  He is a full member of the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), the leading independent authority on technical excellence and an IICRC Floor Inspector. 

Reputation

Our services are regularly employed by forensic engineers, solicitors and lawyers in personal injury cases.  We have been members of the IICRC, the leading independent authority on technical excellence, since its inception.  We regularly take part in domestic and international cross-laboratory research projects to further the understanding of pedestrian slip risk.

Compliance to established standards

Our slip test is conducted in strict compliance with the HSE's preferred in situ test method BS 7976 (the Pendulum), alongside the latest UK Slip Resistance Guidelines.  Our risk assessment reports are produced to the same demanding standard as those we produce for the court in personal injury cases, because what use is a risk assessment that won't stand up in court?

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Independence

We remain completely independent from any anti-slip solution providers.  Our independence ensures an unbiased test, free from the commercial pressure to sell an anti-slip floor or treatment. If our slip test does show that surface improvement is required, we can impartially recommend anti-slip treatments.

Price

When it comes to the safety of staff/visitors price shouldn't matter, but we know that it does. We aim to offer competition-beating pricing across the UK through efficient operation, economy of scale, and modest profit margins.  As with most things, it is possible to get it cheaper, in some cases even free, but if your report lets you down in the event of an accident/claim you can expect to pay the difference many times over.

“The floor, or surface of the traffic route, shall not be slippery so as to expose any person to a risk to his health or safety”

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

Trust the experts

We have tested a wide range of surfaces for an extensive list of clients and numerous end users.  We have tested surfaces for the NHS, Starbucks, Caffe Nero, Stansted Airport, Heathrow, Newcastle United FC, The Ritz, Pizza Express, Prezzo, Brims Construction, Galliford Try, Somerset House, English Heritage, Nuffield Health, KFC, Apple, The Bullring Shopping Centre, EE, Rothschild & Co, The RHS, Fenwick, Warburtons, Hammerson Plc, Manchester United FC, JLL, Savills, Olympic Stadium, The Holiday Inn, National Glass Centre, Urban Splash, Canary Wharf, Millennium Point, Bank of America, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Workman LLP, Network Rail, South Eastern Railways...  to name a few!

 

Anti-Slip Treatments

 
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Slips and falls are the biggest cause of accident, injury and insurance claims in most sectors.  Each year in the UK:

 

  • Over 300,000 people go to A&E after a slip, leading to 1.5m NHS bed days.

  • Claim costs exceed £1bn

  • Hidden uninsured costs add further billions (research of 100+ H&S leaders put the uninsured costs as 10-12x the insurance claim cost for every accident.)

 

Advance Group are one of the country’s leading anti slip treatment manufacturers and applicators.  Our small team of experts has a wealth of knowledge on floor safety and will offer your business expert advice and guidance from the first contact.

Whether you need advice on a slippery floor issue in your business or you need an anti slip product to apply to your floor, we have you covered.  

Please contact us today to discuss your requirements. Tel: 01670 732226.

Sample Testing

 

We offer a fast and professional in-house pendulum testing service (floor/tile samples only).  We offer same day reporting system through our unique online customer portal.  Advance Group are the only slip testing company in the UK to offer an online same day reporting system.

Tests are conducted in accordance with UKSRG guidelines or an alternative standard/methodology of your choice (subject to prior agreement). You will provided with a comprehensive test report, and our team of experts will be available to discuss the results after the testing has taken place.

This service is for companies unable to perform the pendulum test themselves, or those who would like an independent second opinion for greater reassurance and defensibility.

Contact emma@advance-group.co.uk for more information about our in-house pendulum testing service.

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