The UK’s independent authority on slip resistance

About the UKSRG

The UKSRG is a world-leading independent authority on slip resistance. The Group aims to promote a greater understanding of the causes and prevention of slips. This site provides advice and guidance on safe practices, test methods and the latest industry developments. UKSRG members are drawn from a range of disciplines and are united by a common interest in slip resistance. We welcome applications for new membership.

Latest guidance

    UK Slip Resistance Group Guidelines – Issue 6

    The UK Slip Resistance Group compiles, publishes and distributes authoritative guidance on how to reliably test the slip resistance of flooring materials. The Assessment of…

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    THE ASSESSMENT OF FLOOR SLIP RESISTANCE

    2024 STF – Jeju, Korea

    The 22nd Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA2024) is scheduled to take place from August 25 to 29, 2024, on the picturesque Jeju…

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    The importance of effective cleaning & maintenance of floors

    Slip and trip accidents can be serious and extremely costly – both for building owners and managers and for the victims themselves. Solutions are often simple and implementing an effective cleaning and maintenance programme is usually a cost-effective way of significantly reducing the risk of slips on floors.

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    Liability in a Slipping Case

    Ben Powers of Munro Instruments Ltd recently provided expert witness services in a slipping case (H11YJ740).  The judgement of that case revealed insights both into…

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    Changes to the EN ISO 20345 standard

    Hannah Coe explores the amendments to this standard which may affect safety footwear design and production. Having last been updated in 2011 and, after much…

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    Changes to the EN ISO 20345 standard

    Meeting standard requirements

    Updated 01/2022 – This is a brief overview of a number of standards which include information on aspects of slip resistance.  The reader should check…

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    Sustainable slip resistance in resilient vinyl floors

    Vinyl Floor Coverings Slip Resistance Many different resilient floor coverings are available with a wide range of performance characteristics and slip claims. It is essential to…

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    Slip resistance of children’s shoes

    Mike George explains the differences in slip resistance testing between children’s and adult’s footwear, and the reasons for them. . Falling over is a natural…

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    Slip resistance of children’s shoes

    Making stairs safer

    300,000 hospital admissions each year are from stair accidents – This UKSRG document is for any person or organisation involved with the design, specification, construction, installation or maintenance of internal stairs. It gives professional guidance on features of stair safety and has supporting references for further reading.

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Our guidance helps

Building Owners
Facilities Managers
Insurance Companies
Architects & Specifiers
H&S/Risk Managers
Flooring Companies

How safe are your floors? As building owners you have a responsibility to ensure that your buildings are safe for all users. The UKSRG provides access to experts to support you in any queries or requirements you may have in relation to the selection, testing, cleaning and maintenance of flooring, helping protect you from litigation and your building users from injury.

How safe are your floors? As facilities managers you have a responsibility to ensure that your buildings are safe for all users. The UKSRG offers a direct link to experts to support you in any queries or requirements you may have in relation to the selection, testing, cleaning and maintenance of flooring, helping protect you from litigation and your building users from injury.

Essential to informing policy or investigating claims, getting the facts right is imperative in ensuring fair outcomes for all parties involved. Whether it’s helping you assess your risks when providing policies or conducting tests to support or dispute slip claims, the expert members of the UKSRG can help you make decisions based on proven advice and guidance from qualified people.

When designing and selecting flooring it is essential that performance requirements are met. Expert guidance can be provided by the members of the UKSRG to help ensure that your specifications meet performance requirements as well as looking good, protecting both you and your clients. Whether it’s selecting product to fit with cleaning regimes or understanding what manufacturers’ test data means, the UKSRG members can help you make the optimum flooring specification.

The law requires employers and building owners to assess and manage health & safety risks, and this can only be done through an understanding of the causes of accidents in order that the correct measures can be put in place to control them. The UKSRG offers a direct link to experts who can support you in understanding the risks relating to slips and trips, and can provide invaluable services such as slip testing and guidance on the cleaning and maintenance of floors.

Manufacturers of flooring products need to ensure that products maintain their performance characteristics throughout the lifecycle of the floor, meeting slip resistance requirements at the end of life in addition to when first installed. Flooring products must be fit for purpose and the UKSRG members can provide independent product testing and advice on cleaning & maintenance to help develop products that offer the optimum performance.

Become a member and get involved in the UK Slip Resistance Group

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