The consequences of slips, trips and stumbles around the home can be very serious, with a serious accident occurring every 80 seconds in the UK. Specifying flooring products that reduce this potential for slipping is therefore important. This Information Paper explains what test method should be used to assess a flooring product, what amount of slip resistance is considered appropriate and how slip resistance is affected by user behaviour and individual characteristics. It also highlights the special case of stairs and ramps. 6 pages.
- Explains the importance of slip resistance of floors and the ways in which it can be measured
- Discusses slip resistance of flooring products under various conditions
- Includes table of pendulum slip resistance values for different generic flooring surfaces in dry and wet conditions
- Gives advice in relation to human behaviour, disability and age
Why is slip resistance important?
What is slip resistance?
How do you measure slip resistance?
Slip resistance of flooring products
People with disabilities and older users
Stairs and ramps