Experts in Pendulum Slip Resistance Testing Since 2007.

Providing a clear definitive answer in situ of the suitability of your chosen floor.

It's not as simple as pass or fail, it's all about the risk potential within the environment.

  • Receptions
  • Swimming Pools
  • Kitchens
  • Malls / Retail / Restaurants 
  • Food Processing
  • Rail Sector

Manufacturing   / Construction

  • Sample Office Testing

          Our service provides a quick definitive answer on site that will help you or your client make an informed decision regarding the condition / suitability of the floor.

Over the last 10 years we have provided Pendulum Slip Reports for many major UK Businesses and Architects throughout the UK

What to expect from our Pendulum Site Assesment.

  • Liaise with the client regarding the need for a Pendulum test.

  • Most importantly: Establish if the flooring is fit for the purpose within the environment it is being used for. It's never a simple pass or fail
  • Establish where more slips may be occurring.

  • Pendulum test the surface in the dry / wet using UKAS accredited calibrated pendulum.

  • Demonstrate cleaning techniques that may improve the slip resistance.                                                                                                                                     

  • Carry out a verbal report of the assessment.                                                 

  • Issue the report including all the slip measurements / images of the locations tested.

  • Follow up and discuss ways to increase the slip resistance should one be required.

  • Prepare expert witness statement should one be requested.



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Slip resistance testing for all types of floors for UK Businesses. 

Now in to our 10th year of successfully carrying out  pendulum slip testing. Over the years we have been the chosen company to test for some of the biggest and well known companies in the world.  We believe our service is second to none offering you accurate reliable honest advise. Don’t presume because somebody has slipped or a comment has been made about the flooring that the surface is not fit for the purpose intended. Over 30% of the floors we tested last year we proved by using the pendulum slip tester that the floor surface chosen was suitable for the environment intended and therefore not only ended needless discussions but saved extortionate costs to replace or make anti slip.


We still remain the only slip testing company in the UK that doesn’t sell it’s services to Personnel Injury claim companies.

All too often I will get a call from a potential client that has had a slip test carried out and received a document with a load of numbers informing them of the risk. To me this is a waste of time & money, the majority of clients want to not only know the risk but more importantly what can be done to improve a situation if need be or advise on the best way forward i.e Improve cleaning / Consider different control measures / Signage etc. That's why our service is not just a test but a full site assessment of your flooring requirements. If your considering booking a slip test talk to us first. We will offer you the best advice regarding the need for a slip test as well as offering a competitive price.

The versatility of the pendulum means we can test most surfaces.

Why we will only test for businesses.

“I believe the compensation culture that the UK has inherited is often quite immoral. The stress and strain these, so called ambulance chasers are putting on big and especially small companies is costing the economy dearly.

Yes, there are some cases where a company may have shown little diligence regarding slips injury of their personnel but a lot of the time it’s people not taking responsibility for their own actions and want to make quick buck on the back of it.

Suing your employer can only breed contempt within the work place and also creates a hostile working environment between the employer and the employee. Let alone the indirect effect it has on all of our premiums.

I want to help protect businesses from these sometimes false claims, that is why Floor Safe is the only slip testing company that doesn’t sell its service to personal injury / no win no fee companies”. Glenn MacLaughlan, Director.



Year after year slip injury is being reduced in the work place thanks to companies in the UK requesting a pendulum slip test be carried out.



What is a Pendulum slip test and how does it work.

In layman’s terms the Pendulum slip test gives a definitive answer whether your floor is  fit for purpose under foot when wet or dry. The instrument stands about 2 ft high on a tripod that takes up 1 square meter. A horizontal arm is released with a rubber shoe on the end. The sprung loaded shoe hits the surface and stays connected to the floor for 127mm carrying a marker that resembles a needle. This needle then travels through the numbered scale and stops at the given level of resistance. It’s this reading that determines the suitability of the surface:

HSE Guidelines:

Pendulum Test Value  (PTV)


0 – 24 High Risk


25 – 35 Moderate risk


>36 Low Risk.

Take advantage of our vast experience and our professional and reliable approach. We will help you develop the right strategy to ensure that you are doing everything practically possible to maintain a safe floor. Find out more about our benefits, our philosophy and our specialist advice. We offer a full range of professional flooring safety services. Have a look through our website and discover the range of services we can offer you. 

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