Slip Resistance Testing, Assessment and Guidance

Health and safety legislation makes it clear that ‘Those specifying walking surfaces, and those who subsequently manage them, have a statutory obligation to ensure they are safe’ to walk on.

As professionals involved with the design and installation of natural stone floors – internal and external – it is important we understand as much as possible about what is entailed in ensuring they are ‘safe’.

But what is safe? There is a lot of information available, some based on Standards, some based on best practice guidance and some based on pure common sense and experience. Later sections of this document will further address these issues.