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Slip Testing

Slips, trips and falls factor for a large percentage of injuries in workplaces and public environments, however the risk of incidents can be minimised with the correct measures in place.

Floor slip testing verifies product performance and helps to identify and manage wear and tear, contamination and cleaning residues. 

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Eliminate Slip & Trip Potential

Surface slip resistance testing can eliminate slip and trip potential. The cited Australian Standards indicate wet slip resistance requirements for a range of surfaces, including:

  • Hotels, offices, public buildings, schools and kindergartens

  • External ramps and pavements

  • Supermarkets and shopping centres

  • Loading docks, commercial kitchens, cold stores, serving areas

  • Swimming pools and sporting facilities

  • Hospitals and aged care facilities

  • Private residential buildings

  • New surfaces

  • Existing surface

A Valuable Safety Assurance

Surface slip resistance testing is a valuable safety assurance for:

  • Architects and specifiers

  • Builders

  • Engineers

  • Insurance companies

  • Law firms

  • Loss adjusters

  • Councils

  • Landlords and tenants of commercial properties

  • General public

  • Floor surfacing contractors

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surface slip resistance test method used by us - EIC Laboratory & Testing

Surface Slip Resistance Test Method Used By Us

Pendulum test method — can be used for new surfaces as per AS 4586:2013 but also more importantly for existing surfaces in-situ testing AS 4663:2013.


The Pendulum wet and dry testing is the most widely used assessment procedure in Australia. It simulates moving surface contact with rubber test feet called ‘sliders’. Because slips occur in the wet condition and many floor surfaces permit the ponding of water, the standardised test is carried out in wet conditions.

The importance of AS 4663:2013 slip resistance measurement of exisiting pedestrian surfaces, is emphasised in the requirement that after handover, the surfaces cease to be 'new' and subsequent compliance testing would be in accordance with AS 4663:2013.

Slip Tests Can Be Performed On Most Surfaces

  • Timber floors

  • Polished concrete floors

  • Coated concrete floors

  • Sealed concrete floors

  • Non-Slip floors

  • Tiled floors

  • Pavers

  • Marble floors

  • Vinyl floors

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