The NSW team at Slip Check provides slip resistance testing services to the Australian Standards AS 4663, Slip Resistance Measurement of Existing Pedestrian Surfaces on a regular basis to the towns of Albury Wodonga, Wangaratta, Corowa and Shepparton. Our team of highly skilled slip technician can help assist to ensure that your construction or new building complies with the Building Code of Australia.
Albury & Wodonga is situated on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne, being a major regional town in NSW. With a population of just under 50,000 people it is on the NSW and Victorian Border. Wodonga is and Albury are split by the Murray River. Albury Wodonga is about 460 km from Sydney and 260 km from Melbourne.
We regularly conduct independent floor slip testing services for shopping centres and villages in the townships of in the Corowa , Albury Wodonga, Shepparton and Wangaratta, to assess public liability risk. Slip testing is recommended to be conducted on a quarterly basis for high traffic and public areas that pedestrians frequent. Slip testing should also be conducted before and after stripping the floor when it is sealed with a topical sealer to see how the slip resistance may change over the lifecycle of its installation.
The main street of Albury, Dean Street, comprises pavers that appear to be relatively slip resistant; however any new pavers that are to be installed need the required slip tests to confirm whether the surface meets the recommendations of Standards Australia HB 197, An introductory guide to the slip resistance of pedestrian surface materials. The initial HB 197 was written in 1999 and is likely to be changed in the next coming months.
Slip Check can also assist anti-slip and non-slip treatment companies in the Albury Wodonga, Wangaratta, Corowa and Shepparton towns to ensure that their treatments comply with the relevant buildings codes and standards. We can also provide expert witness evidence in slip and fall cases for lawyers and solicitors to understand the relevant technical information to assist in a potential litigation case.
Non-slip tile suppliers can use Slip Check test certificates with confidence as we are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities. It is a requirement to meet evidence of suitability through NATA endorsed test certificates that building surveyors will require when determining if the floor has adequate slip resistance.
Author: Carl Strautins
As a principle at Safe Environments, Carl Strautins first started his career at CSIRO conducting research in slip resistance and developed the accelerated wear slip resistance test. He holds a degree in materials science, masters in occupational health and safety and a masters in science in occupational hygiene, Carl provides guidance to industry to minimise the risk of slip and fall incidents. He is engaged on a regular basis to provide expert opinion for disputes and legal proceedings.