Safe Environments provide independent NATA accredited floor slip test services to minimise the risk of slip and fall accidents. Slip Check being based in Sydney and Melbourne is actively involved in slip resistance research presenting at the International Ergonomics Society, Slips Trips and Falls Group and contribute to Australian Standards Committee Member BD-094 Slip Resistance of Flooring Surfaces and the UK Slip Resistance Group. We frequently provide expert witness evidence in slip and fall accident investigations.
Our floor slip check laboratory and onsite slip resistance testing services include comprehensive analyses and can be complemented with subject based ramp slip testing:
Safe Environments is NATA accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories to ensure that you recieve the most accurate and reliable test results availble. NATA is the authority that provides independent assurance of technical competence of industry experts.
The scope of the NATA accreditation includes wet and dry slip resistance testing to AS/NZS 4663 Slip resistance measurement of existing pedestrian surfaces, AS/NZS 4586 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials and BS 7976 Part 3 Pendulum Testers Method of calibration.
Safe Environments is a Registered Testing Authority as defined by the Building Code of Australia. Our NATA endorsed slip resistance test reports provide evidence of suitability to comply with building code and regulations.
Safe Environments is located in Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, Victoria. For further information please email: email@example.com or contact our Sydney or Melbourne office listed below for more information on slip resistance testing.
Sydney Slip Resistance Testing
Phone 02 9624 2600
Unit 6 The Hub, 128 Station Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Melbourne Slip Resistance Testing
Phone 03 9604 0700
Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Safe Environments Opens Slip Resistance Testing Facilities in Melbourne - 4 Mar 13
Safe Environments has opened an office in Melbourne to service slip resistance testing throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. The slip test facilities is based in the Melbourne CBD is managed by Theresa Walsh who has a wealth of experience in Occpational Health and Safety Management. Slip Resistance Testing Melbourne>>>
Slip Testing the Performance of Sealers - 20 Feb 09
The application of sealers may affect the slip resistance of floors significantly. Slip resistance testing the sealer immediately after application and on an ongoing basis can identify slippery surfaces. Slip Testing Sealers >>>
Specifying Slip Resistance- 19 Feb 09
Slip resistance is a significant functional design issue. Not only does ignorance of this topic compromise floor safety but insufficient specification, application and installation can expose those involved in the process, to litigious risk. It is often thought that aesthetics must be sacrificed at the experience of slip resistance, however with modern processing techniques; this is certainly not the case. Specifying Slip Resistance >>>
Why the R Rating Test does not apply to the Majority of Floor Areas you Specify - 28 Jan 09
While many people feel safe in the knowledge that they have specified a complying oil wet ramp slip test (R Rating), many people are still unaware of the implications of specifying solely on this slip test method. Why R Rating Test Not Always Applies >>>
Australian Slip Resistance Standards - 27 Dec 08
The first Australian slip resistance standard to measure the frictional properties of floors and determine if the floor test is slip resistant was Australian Standard AS/NZS 3661.1 Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces. A revised suite of Australian slip resistance standards was released in 1999; AS/NZS 4586 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials. Australian Slip Resistance Standards >>>
Assessing Sustainable Slip Resistance- 18 Dec 08
The slip resistance of new surfaces can change by processes including installation, surface treatments, maintenance, wear and contamination. Safe Environments provide accelerated wear testing to assess sustainable slip resistance. Assessing Sustainable Slip Resistance >>>
Slip Testing on Treated Terrazzo- 2 Dec 08
Safe Environments was commissioned to conduct floor slip testing on a non slip treatment that was applied to a slippery terrazzo floor of a commercial building in North Sydney. The slippery terrazzo formed part of the external colonnade and a florist shop that is anticipated to be wet at times and was considered to afford a high risk of slipping. Slip Testing Treated Terrazzo >>>
Concerns on R Rating Slip Test- 1 Dec 08
What initially had been thought to be a safe floor in a sydney business which was based on the R rating slip test was confirmed to be considered a risk, based on the wet pendulum slip test. To rectify the situation, the slip resistance of the surface was increased using an anti slip treatment which has added considerable cost to the initial ceramic tile installation. Concerns on R Rating Slip Test >>>
Slip Testing on Anti Slip Treatment Applied to Slippery Ceramic Tiles - 19 Nov 08
During the handover stage of a refurbishment to a south west Sydney venue, a floor test identified that the ceramic tiles installed within the amenities did not meet the minimum slip resistance recommendations of Standards Australia HB 197. To rectify the situation, the slip resistance of the surface was increased using an anti slip treatment. Slip Testing Anti Slip Treatment >>>
Complying with Slip Resistance Requirements - 21 Oct 08
The majority of slip resistance requirements are performance based such that they require floor surfaces to be non-slip or non-skid. The Building Code of Australia has slip resistance requirements for most commercial buildings. Slip Resistance Requirements >>>
Selecting the Right Slip Resistance Test - 10 Oct 08
The majority of slip resistance requirements are performance based such that they require surfaces to be non-slip or non-skid. The Building Code of Australia has slip resistance requirements for most commercial buildings. Which Slip Resistance Test >>>
Please contact us for more information
Sydney 02 9624 2600
Melbourne 03 9604 0700