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Five Indications Of The Safety Floor

The safety floor is a vital part of the commercial interior, but having attractive ones have not always been easy. Safety sheet is popular and functional, especially in storerooms and clinical environments, but it does not do much in terms of aesthetics.
When the majority of accidents happen at work, it is easy to define and specify that the right level of slip resistance must fit the function of a space.

1. Slip Resistance Tests

The major two very significant indicators are the Pendulum and Ramp tests. In all the UK the pendulum slip test is basically the HSE’s preferred measure of slip resistance. A score of over 36 in the WET test is a high level of slip resistance.
Ramp indicates that an average R rating as the recognised European method for measuring slip resistance.

2. Surface Roughness

The safety floor must have a degree of roughness to its surface. It is worth mentioning that the slip-resistant roughness treatment that is added to a surface may wear away and may compromise the surface’s slip potential. Some of the popular products usually meet a 36+ in the WET or R10, but these are not safety floors as their resistance is not sustainable, as they will not have met the requirements of the enhanced slip standard.

3. Hygiene and Cleaning Regimes

The enhancement of hygiene protection must be an option for all sensitive spaces where cross-contamination of bacteria should be controlled. Antimicrobial technology added to a floor is the next level of safety.

4. Performance and sustainability

The safety floors should be judged by the same standards applied to other specified surfaces, such as environmental certifications, recycled content and a manufacturer’s commitment to sustainability.

5. Air Quality indicators

Healthy buildings can be assessed through the materials used. Those must always have low VOCs.