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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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Slip resistance of children’s shoes

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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Changes to the EN ISO 20345 standard

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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The Specification of Safety Vinyl Floor Coverings

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Safety vinyl floor coverings are well established in the UK and are extensively used in schools, hospitals and other buildings. Despite this, significant misunderstandings around…

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Timber decking: How to prevent slip accidents

Just a few simple measures will ensure your timber deck remains safe for everyone to use all year round. Preventing slip accidents starts at the planning…

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Reducing slips in dementia-inclusive environments

For people living with dementia, a slip, trip or fall can have a serious impact, not only on their physical health but their confidence and…

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How does slip resistance and tread covering effect the safety of a stair nosing on a stairway?

Please note the update on the surface roughness measurement under the “News and Events”. If you intend to use the roughness criteria described in this…

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HSA website: Your source for the Irish Health & Safety Authority

The Health & Safety Authority was established in 1989 under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 and reports to the Minister for…

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Meeting standard requirements

Updated 04/2024 – 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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HSE website: Slips and Trips

The new 2019/20 Reports have been published by the HSE. The annual statistics for “Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain 2021” is available as PDF…

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

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