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Slip Resistance Explained

Slip-Resistance Explained 

The Australian Standard for slip resistance includes a wet pendulum slip test for both new and existing surfaces. The standards are AS 4586:2013 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials and AS 4663:2013 Slip resistance measurement of existing pedestrian surfaces.

For both tests, two different type of sliders are used. Firstly, slider 96 is used for pedestrian surfaces. Secondly, slider 55 is used to test the slip resistance for barefoot surfaces (bathrooms, pools, etc.). Therefore, Slider 55 is softer and resembles the skin of our feet, whereas Slider 96 is rubbery and resembles a shoe sole. To conduct a valid test, five measurements are taken and the combined average of these tests provide a Slip Resistance Value (SRV), which in return provides a wet pendulum class.

Wet Pendulum Class SRV Slider 55 SRV Slider 96 Slip Class
P0 < 12
P1 < 20 12 → 24 Very High
P2 20 → 34 25 → 34 High
P3 35 → 39 35 → 44 Moderate
P4 40 → 44 45 → 54 Low
P5 > 44 > 54 Very Low

Slip Resistance Requirements

The CSIRO/Standards Australia Handbook (HB198:2014) provides recommendations for what degree of slip-resistance is required for different uses, areas and environments.

Exceeding slip resistance standards

To completely reduce slips and falls, Swiss GriP gives you the possibility to exceed the required slip-resistance standard without creating a rough of unappealing surface. Our coatings are CSIRO certified with P5 and R11 and R12 Slip-Ratings.

Swiss GriP Non-Slip: Independently Certified

Unlike anti-slip treatments, Swiss GriP is certified by independent institutions like CSIRO Australia with the best possible slip-resistance ratings. This means our coatings not only eliminate the risk of slips and falls, they also provide protection against liability claims.

CISRO Test Report (AS 4586-2013): Swiss GriP NonSlip PRO Transparent: (Download – PDF)
CSIRO Test Report (AS 4586-2013): Swiss GriP NonSlip Floor Coating: (Download – PDF)

Test Results
Wet pendulum test method (slider 55): SRV: 54. Slip Rating: P5
Wet pendulum test method (slider 96): SRV: 76. Slip Rating: P5

AS 4586-2013 - Slip Resistance Explained

Swiss GriP Non-Slip: Backed by Science 

No other non-slip solution has been tested and approved by independent experts and institutions like Swiss GriP. Our coatings score the best possible results in wet pendulum tests as well as ramp tests in Europe, Asia and North America.

Country Norm Institution Slip Class
United Kingdom BS 7976 Satra Technology SRV: 0.50 (Best in Class)
Germany DIN 51097 TÜV Rheinland Class C (Best in Class)
Germany DIN 51130 TÜV Rheinland R10, R11 & R12
Switzerland BFU 9729:2007 EMPA GB2 & GB3
USA ASTM E 303/93 Falco Bauer SRV: 0.55
South Korea KS M ISO 11220:2014 LG Hausys SRV: 0.80 (Dry Conditions)
SRV: 0.55 (Wet Conditions)


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