Why Should You Slip Test?
All organisations have a duty of care to their employees or customers to provide a safe environment in which to work or take leisure.
Risk assessments for Slips, Trips and Falls are therefore of paramount importance.
"The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1921 require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People must be able to move around safely.
Research carried out by the HSL, in conjunction with the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG) and the British Standards Institution, has shown that commercially available, portable scientific test instruments can accurately assess the slipperiness of flooring materials."
(Assessing the Slip Resistance of Flooring - The HSE)
"The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable, which means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble. This includes taking steps to control slip and trip risks."
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA)
"Build on the HSWA and include duties on employers to assess risks (including slip and trip risks) and take action where necessary"
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Regulation 3)
There are many reasons that businesses and organisations may choose to employ floor testing in their work or public spaces, and we've detailed some of the more common ones below.
How safe is your floor?
Use our accurate and proven test measurements to answer this question with confidence.
Reduce the danger of expensive litigation from injury
With a full Floor Safety Audit and risk analysis by our trained staff.
Eliminate false claims
Use the SlipTest report with results to certified standards and deter potential fraudsters.
Compliance within the Workplace Act
All test measurements to HSE Guidelines.
Reduced insurance premiums
By providing a proven and traceable reporting history.
Peace of mind
We are the most comprehensive 6 monthly Slip and Trip Safety Audit available.
Help identify early degradation and potential risks in advance
Ensure that early action can be taken before it becomes a problem.
Demonstrate a proactive approach to Health and Safety auditors
This is the expectation of how you should manage the risk of Slips, Trips and Falls.
Requirement of some insurers and Auditors
Prevention not reaction
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