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  • James Stobbart

What happens if your floor fails a slip test?

Its not uncommon for a floor to fail a slip test. From analysis of our own pendulum slip testing data we found that around 90% of the floors we tested failed a slip test in wet or contaminated conditions - a quite staggering amount even from a small study.

If your floor does fail a slip test there isn't any real need for panic. There are plenty of options for you to make your floor safer.

At UK Slip Testing we not only offer comprehensive slip testing but with every test we provide a report of findings which contains recommendations on what a business can do if their floor fails.

In the vast majority of cases options include applications of coatings or treatments that will bring the slip resistance levels of the floor up to ‘low risk’ standard. This usually will suffice and will be perfectly fine on a lot of surfaces.

If however your floor is one of the few that wont accept such applications there is always the option of replacing the floor with safety flooring but this is in extreme cases. All options come in different price ranges which we will advise in our reports.

It is also worth mentioning that in certain environments a simple deep clean is enough to make a floor safe. It isn't appreciated enough how dirty our floors can get without the correct cleaning regime and products. This build up of dirt and contaminants can create a slippery film under foot and be the main reason for why a floor becomes slippery, especially when wet.


UK Slip Testing in conjunction with 4Earth Solutions provide everything you need in terms of floor safety. From the initial site visit and slip resistance testing to seeing through the remedial works and the post works report, we've got you covered.

Give us a call today if you have any doubts about your floor safety and we will put your mind at rest!

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