Slip Resistance Testing Melbourne
Melbourne Slip Resistance Testing Services
Floor safety is one of the greatest OHS hazards which account for some one-quarter of workplace injuries in Melbourne and Victoria. The Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 at clause 3.3.3 requires an employer to identify slippery surfaces. Safe Environments undertake slip resistance testing throughout Melbourne and Victoria through slip resistance testing in accordance with Australian Standards:
- AS/NZS 4586:2004 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials
- AS/NZS 4663: 2004 Slip resistance measurement of existing pedestrian surfaces; and
The slip resistance testing methods we conduct in Melbourne include the wet pendulum test method for wet slip resistance testing and the dry floor friction testing method using the Tortus MKIII for dry slip resistance testing. All slip resistance testing is conducted to Australian Standards, or for specific projects we can provide additional floor testing for your specific needs.
Quality Assurance – Slip Resistance Testing
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 receive the most accurate and reliable slip resistance testing results. Not only do we conduct floor slip resistance testing services, Slip Check undertake calibration of slip testing equipment for other NATA accredited testing facilities. NATA is the authority that provides independent assurance of technical competence of industry experts.
Slip Resistance Testing Certificates for Flooring Supplies and Floor Treatment Companies in Melbourne
Attention Melbourne Ceramic tile, Stone & Resilient Vinyl Flooring manufacturers and floor suppliers, we can undertake floor slip resistance testing and certification on NATA endorsed reports. Our slip resistance testing reports provides evidence of suitability when tendering for construction jobs and fit outs. For floor treatment companies we can conduct slip resistance testing on sample treatments or after large scale anti-slip or non-slip treatments in Melbourne or regional Victoria.
Slip Resistacne Testing for Melbourne Architects & Construction Companies
Slip Check can assist Melbourne architects, building and construction companies to undertake quality assurance testing and onsite slip resistance testing to ensure materials supplied comply with the minimum slip resistance recommendations. Our NATA endorsed slip resistance testing reports provide evidence of suitability to comply with Victorian and Melbourne building codes and OHS regulations.
Slip Resistance Testing Assessments for Melbourne Property & OHS Managers
Slip Check provides ongoing slip resistance testing throughout buildings in Melbourne and regional Victoria to assist in identifying, assessing and controlling slip and fall related risks. We can provide a risk management matrix that is industry leading through our experience and the latest scientific studies. Ongoing frequent slip resistance testing and monitoring is an important aspect to be proactive in identifying when interventional treatments may be required to reduce the risk of a claim.
Slip Resistacne Testing for Expert Witness Opinions and Insurance Claims based in Melbourne
Slip Check regularly provides expert witness services by undertaking NATA endorsed slip resistance testing with opinion based on up to date scientific literature. Many consultants only rely on Australian Standards; this does not provide a causal link as to why an incident may have occurred. Time and money can be wasted on a claim if evidence suggests that the floor was still reasonably safe to walk on. Our principle slip resistance consultant, Mr Carl Strautins has been involved in Standards Australia Committees for a number of years and previously conducted research at CSIRO in both Sydney and Melbourne.
If a slip accident occurs, Safe Environments have expert witness services to provide a detailed report based on slip test results to assess the situation on factual, relevant information.