FAQ

If you have any queries please feel free to contact us. 

Alternatively we have tried to answer many of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive below:

  • 1. How long does a Pendulum Slip Test take?

    The time taken to carryout a Pendulum Slip Test does depend on a number of factors, but as a rule of thumb .............

  • 2. Can I carryout a Pendulum Slip Test myself?

    Yes you can. Our products come with a detailed users guide ......

  • 3. What service do you provide?

    Munro's slip risk assessment service uses a Pendulum slip testing device to help you identify and rectify slippery surfaces, reducing the risk of slip to an acceptable minimum, and providing defence against one of the most common accident types.

  • 4. Which places do you perform a slip test?

    -Slip Testing in airport

    -Slip Testing in museums

    -Slip Testing in stadiums

    -Slip Testing Wet leisure

    -Slip Testing in Hotels

    -Slip Testing in RailWay stations

    -Slip Testing in Public Building

    -Slip Testing in restaurants

    -Slip Testing in Shopping Centers

    And more

  • 5. How is this test performed?

    The test is performed using the BS 7976-2 Pendulum tester. The Pendulum Test is the subject of a British Standard and is the preferred method of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). It is the test utilised in slip injury cases.  You cannot prove that your floor is safe without having conducted a Pendulum test. 


  • 6. Why is it important to perform slip testing in museums?

    In 2019/2020 there were more than 47,000,000 visits to UK-based museums.   The greater the number of pedestrians, the greater the risk of one of them slipping, so what can those responsible for museums do to ensure they are slip safe?  

  • 7. Why should you carry out slip resistance testing?

    Slip resistance testing can be carried out following a slip accident, for responsible parties, insurers or lawyers/the court.  Crucially, those slip resistance testing service instructed by the court will occur 2-4 years after the event, by which time the floor surface may have changed.   An expert impartial report produced closer to the time of the accident can provide a far better insight to the risk of slipping at the time of the accident.

  • 8. How do slip accidents occur?

    Slip accidents will typically only occur when a surface is wet or otherwise contaminated.  Clean and dry floors reliably produce safe grip levels, and yet it isn’t always possible to ensure a floor surface remains clean and dry in end use.  Areas such as entrances, washrooms, canteens, etc will require a surface which is known to be anti-slip or a range of contamination control measures which is known to be effective.

  • 9. Why Choose Munro for Pendulum Slip Testing in Public Buildings?

    Munro’s extensive experience in conducting Pendulum Slip Testing for Risk Assessment  in exacting standards in a wide range of environments makes us an excellent ally in your efforts to reduce slip accidents in a public building setting

  • 10. Where should hotels be slip testing?

    -Slip testing hotel bathrooms

    -Slip testing hotel swimming pools

    -Slip testing hotel kitchens

    -Slip testing hotel lobbies

    -Slip testing hotel car parks


  • 11. What are Slip resistance ratings ?, by method

    -R values (e.g. R11)

    -A, B C classification

    -Rz values (e.g. 17.4µm)


  • 12. What does a pendulum test include?

    1) Firstly, the machine to be used should be zeroed. Doing this will confirm whether the machine works properly. 

    2) Now, swing the pendulum across the tile a total of three times in the beginning. After this, once again do it five times. For the PTV, an average of the last swings is considered.

    3) Note that earlier the pendulum was swung only in one direction. As we know that slipping risk could be at random regardless of the direction. For this, perform the test two more times. This time make sure that the directions are different than earlier. This ensures that the slip resistance test is accurate. 

    4) When the test is performed on a dry tile, make sure to repeat the test and apply water to the surface of the tile this time. Every time you do this make sure that zeroing of the machine is done. Also, note that the tile should be moved in three positions that were the same.

  • 13. How does the Pendulum Test work?

    A swinging arm is present over the floor to be tested. This arm sweeps over it which in turn controls the pendulum test. Towards the arm's edge, a slider made from rubber is present. This slider moves through a fixed distance while striking and passing through the floor. It can be concluded that no friction is present if there is horizontal to the horizontal movement of the arm without touching the floor. And when the arm strikes the floor, the arm starts to swing less further. This is when there is less friction present.

  • 14. How is the test estimated?

    The Pendulum's arm comes with a pointer. The Pendulum Test Value (PTV) is determined by the pointer. Coming to the Pendulum Test Values, there are three categories according to the risks: 

    Low: 36+ 

    Moderate: 25-35 

    High: 0-24

  • 15. Should I Perform a Pendulum Test?

    The Pendulum Test is the subject of a British Standard and has been suggested by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). It is the main test utilized in prosecution. If you pass the pendulum test it remains as proof that the flooring you have is safe. 


  • 16. What to do in case of Slip / Fall Accident?

    In the event of an accident you must protect yourself through a professional company that will investigate the accident and protect you. At the moment of the accident cooperate and do not run away from responsibility. First thing will offer assistance to the victim in the accident. Second, record the incident and record what happened there. Tuesday will report the incident to whoever needs it, to the police, to the insurance company. And at the end you will investigate the incident in a professional manner.

  • 17. Why is it important to perform Floor Testing Service?

    If you do not have slip testing equipment, you can use our Floor Testing Services. The tests are reliable and professional with a detailed report. In Law  you are mandated to ensure floors Are Safe From Slips. A falling accident can lead you to legal proceedings and high fines(You are liable to 2 years in prison and a £20,000 fine). You should regularly prove through floor pendulum testing that the tiles are safe to use .Floor Testing Services Can protect you from these damages before it happens. Our report will prevent fraudulent claims and support you in court if necessary. In addition it will help you pay low with the insurance company.


  • 18. What is Pendulum Test?

    Using Pendulum slip testing we can measure slip potential of both dry, wet and contaminated flooring.the UK HSE and UKSRG preferred in-situ slip test method.This is a great method to prove to authorities, insurance companies and lawyers that you have provided a safe floor environment.


  • 19. What Are The advantages Of Pendulum Slip Testing?

    -Protect yourself from insurance claim costs and potential criminal prosecution
    -All test equipment carries the appropriate UKAS calibration certification, which is freely available on request.
     -Pendulum Slip Test Service Reliable and professional.
    -Understand the level of risk
    -Avoidance of injuries