Home > Friction Systems recommends slip testing with all non slip treatments

Friction Systems recommends slip testing with all non slip treatments

Supplier News

Friction Systems Australia  offers slip testing of floor surfaces to check the safety and effectiveness of non slip treatments to required standards.

Bathroom floors treated with non-slip or anti-slip products may vary in performance, with product recommendations by hardware store assistants often resulting in the application of less-than-effective treatments, leading to higher risk of slip injury.

Any floor treated with a non-slip product will still be subject to surface wear, detergent erosion and contamination build-up, reducing the product’s effectiveness and increasing the risk of slip injury. The most common problem is the worn ‘pedestrian track’ where the slip/fall risk is actually higher.

While most anti slip or non-slip treatments may look and feel effective on application to the floor surface, Friction Systems recommends testing the Co-efficient of Friction (COF) factor as the only way to establish the safety of the floor, which will confirm whether the treated floor meets Australian Standards.

Friction Systems recommends annual testing of floor surfaces, and at greater frequency on heavy pedestrian surfaces or in commercial environments to maintain the effectiveness of any treatment.

Friction Systems Australia will test the existing treated or untreated floor and quickly establish if it meets recommended standards.

The testing will be followed by the application of their professional non slip treatments. A maintenance schedule will also be provided to help ensure the treated surfaces continue to meet Australian Standards and minimise the risk of slip injury, OH&S concerns or litigation.

Newsletter sign-up

The latest products and news delivered to your inbox