Oltco Ltd offer independent on site and in house slip resistance testing comprising of a pendulum slip test and a roughness test to assess the slip risk potential. A Munro Portable Skid Resistance Tester and a Surtronic Duo are used following the recommendation of the Health and Safety Executive and UK Slip Resistance Group to the British Standard 7976. After a full on site assessment is completed a report is compiled for the client showing the full testing method and results.
The criterion for judging the results of slip resistance tests is based on the work of the Building Research Station in the 1960s, supported by the experience of investigators and bodies such as the former GLC over the last 40 years. This work suggested that for unencumbered, reasonably active pedestrians aged between 18 and 60 a PTV level of 36 or above represented an acceptably low risk of slipping when walking in a straight line on a level surface. Please see the Pendulum Tester menu to the left for more details.
Features & Benefits:
Where do Oltco test?
We are based in the south west, but carry out slip tetsing throughout the whole of the UK. Oltco do not charge millage.
I have a tile that i want to put down, can i send it to be tested?
Oltco can test a tile or other floor sample sent through the post and return it with a full report showing the testing method and results. This can give you confidence when installing a new tiled or vinyl floor.
Why use Oltco?
Oltco have vast experience in the installation of cleaning regimes, floor coatings, anti slip chemical treatments, stair safety products, vinyls and safety matting and can offer helpfull advice on the best ways to improve the safety of your floors.