Site Survey & Risk Assessments

Site Survey ATTAR can arrange to survey your site. 
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 Measurements: Slip Resistance Values SRV’s
     (Slip Resistance Values SRV’s and the equivalent P classification is provided in ATTAR’s report)
▸ Dry Floor Friction Test: Appendix B, AS4663 Measurements: Means Values
     (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.

Risk Assessments Slip testing is only one component of the ‘compliance process’, as such, we address the requirements in a complete manner with our risk assessment. 
Our comprehensive floor safety assessments consider factors such as lighting, textures, distractions, activities, stairs, slopes, deterioration, contamination and slip resistance. When the flooring itself is identified as a hazard, the risk assessment provides detailed evidence about what contributes or could contribute to an incident. 

The Risk assessment is conducted in consultation with all stakeholders of the facility and taking into consideration the following:

▸ Areas or activities which present immediate and high slip risk
▸ Use of Premises (commercial building, shopping malls, industrial workshops etc.)
▸ Probable type of pedestrians and footwear, e.g. children, elderly, high heels, work boots etc.
▸ High, medium and low pedestrian traffic areas
▸ High, medium and low slip risk areas, considering probable 'contaminant' risks such as liquid, oil, food, dust, soil etc.
▸ High weather or other exposure risk areas (e.g., entries/exists, toilets, carparks, fountain areas)
▸ Existing cleaning regimes and chemical surface treatments
▸ Areas identified as a risk from Incident trend analysis history

Risk Mitigation.
Once hazards are identified, we determine the best means of eliminating or controlling the risk, providing design and maintenance advice along with slip resistance and compliance data for new surfaces or independent rectification advice for surfaces that are currently in use and do not meet requirements.

Cost Effective Monitoring Program and Process Review.
With time, a pedestrian surface may deteriorate and become more slippery. Maintaining Duty of Care by continuous monitoring of a pedestrian surface through regular testing; the facility ensures the risk of slipping remains known and a responsible risk management plan is maintained.  Regular condition monitoring involves slip resistance testing with either or both methods in AS 4663. Ongoing in-situ test results are reviewed against ATTAR’s risk assessment to ensure compliance.  This review is conducted by a qualified engineer from our consulting team.

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