Onsite Testing - Existing Floors

By testing on site you’re seeking to address the following questions

  • Do the surfaces meet the minimum classifications of Standards Australia Handbook “SA HB 198:2014 Guide to the specification and testing of slip resistance of pedestrian surfaces”? 
  • Do the surfaces meet the minimum requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC)?
  • Is the flooring product fit for its intended use?  If not, why? What remedy can be provided to rectify the situation?

ATTAR can arrange to survey your site throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory or Western Australia. 
We work in consultation with key stakeholders (facility managers, cleaning company’s etc.) on site to determine a practical slip testing monitoring program that is based on site requirements as well a drawing upon the experience and expertise of ATTAR’s staff.

Slip Resistance testing of flooring surfaces on site and interpretation of results is undertaken to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.
Testing conducted to measure existing flooring surfaces is in accordance with “AS 4663:2013 Slip resistance measurement of existing pedestrian surfaces” and is carried out in situ. ATTAR is NATA accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and can perform both in situ methods of slip resistance testing. These methods are:

▸ Wet Pendulum Test: Appendix A, AS4663:2013 
     (Slip Resistance Values SRV’s and the equivalent P classification is provided in ATTAR’s report)
▸ Dry Floor Friction Test: Appendix B, AS4663:2013 
     (Mean Coefficient of Friction and the equivalent D classification is provided in ATTAR’s report)

All ATTAR slip resistance test reports undergo a peer review process with the test results being assessed against the recommended classifications of HB198 and/or requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC). The report contains a comprehensive interpretation of in situ test results to assist Clients with their risk assessment and mitigation process.

ATTAR complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025

  • Accreditation No: 2735

Test Methods:
▸ AS/NZS 3661.1:1993, Appendix A
▸ AS/NZS 4663:2004 and AS 4663:2013 Appendix A
▸ AS/NZS 4663:2004 and AS 4663:2013 Appendix B

Download
- Slip Safety Audits & Risk Assessments brochure (pdf)
- NCC/HB198 quick reference guide (pdf)