Safe Environments provide floor slip test services throughout the life cycle of a building to assess compliance with relevant building codes and legislation. Our floor slip test laboratory provide initial slip test results and certification to demonstrate initial compliance of proposed surfaces within a building.
Slip Check is NATA accredited facility 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.
Slip Check is a Registered Testing Authority in Sydney 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.
Slip Test Methods
The four slip test methods within the Australian Standards AS NZS 4586 Slip resistance classification of pedestrian surface materials comprise:
Slip Test Certification
Safe Environments provide certification using slip test results and review of other important design features to ensure that your design complies with relevant building codes and legislation. In addition, Safe Environments being based in Sydney, provides accelerated wear slip test results which provide a useful indicator of potential wear and the risk of slip over time. The accelerated wear slip test can mitigate the risk when specifying materials that have a propensity to drop in slip resistance over a relatively short period of time.
Slip Test Services for BCA Compliance
Our onsite floor slip test services provide verification that installed surfaces meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) Standards Australia & CSIRO Handbook HB 197 An Introductory Guide to the Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surface Materials throughout Sydney, NSW, Melbourne, Victoria, and Canberra ACT. Slip test results that do not meet the recommendations of Standards Australia & CSIRO Handbook HB197 may not necessarily be unsafe. Safe Environments can provide further analysis of slip test results in conjunction with a risk assessment and evaluation of possible control measures.
Onsite floor Slip Test & Assessment Services
Ongoing floor slip test audits provide peace of mind to provide information to validate compliance and level of floor safety. Regular floor slip tests will also indicate whether a surface has dropped significantly or if there are small ongoing changes to determine if interventional measures may be required. A slip test on sample treatments of anti slip, non slip or non skid treatments allows transparent, accountable information to conduct a cost benefit analysis.
Expert Witness Slip Test Services
If a slip accident occurs, Safe Environments have expert witness services to provide a detailed report based on floor slip test results to assess the situation on factual, relevant information.
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.
Phone 02 9624 2600
Unit 6 The Hub, 128 Station Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
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 resisatance 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 Occupational Health and Safety Management. Slip Resistance Testing Melbourne>>>
Slip Test Results on Sealers - 20 Feb 09
The application of sealers may affect the slip resistance of floors significantly. A slip test in Sydney on differenct sealers are required after application to assess how the performance of a floor can ultimately effect floor safety.Slip Test on Sealers >>>
Why the R Rating Slip Test does not always apply - 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 in NSW and the ACT are still unaware of the implications of specifying solely on this slip test method. Why R Rating Slip Test does not always apply >>>
Australian Slip Test Standards - 27 Dec 08
The first Australian floor slip test standard to measure the frictional properties of floors and determine if the floor is slip resistant was Australian Standard AS/NZS 3661.1 Slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces. A revised suite of Australian slip test standards was released in 1999; AS/NZS 4586 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials. Australian Slip Test Standards >>>
Slip Test on Treated Terrazzo- 2 Dec 08
Safe Environments was commissioned to conduct a slip test on a non slip treatment that was applied to a slippery terrazzo floor of a commercial building in North Sydney, NSW. 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. Treated terrazzo slip test resutls >>>
Concerns on R Rating Slip Test- 1 Dec 08
What initially had been thought to be a safe floor 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 of R Rating slip test >>>
Slip Test 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 in NSW, a slip 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 which was verified by another slip test. Slip Test of antislip treatments >>>
Selecting the Right Slip 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. Safe Environments provide independant slip test services to certify that floors meet the requirements of the BCA Selecting the right slip test >>>
Please contact us for more information on floor slip test certification Sydney NSW 02 9624 2600 or Melbourne Victoria 0416 22 44 60
Sydney 02 9624 2600
Melbourne 03 9604 0700