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Slip & Pedestrian Safety Testing

ATTAR offer a range of testing services relevant to pedestrian safety, disability access and building code requirements. On-site testing of buildings and facilities is undertaken, as well as testing of new products in the laboratory.
ATTAR was one of the first companies in Australia to provide slip testing and has maintained NATA laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 for this testing for over 20 years.

Our services


Slip resistance by wet pendulum (‘P’ rating) to AS 4663 Appendix A

Slip resistance by dry floor friction to AS 4663 Appendix B

Interior illumination to AS 1680.0

Exterior illumination to AS/NZS 1158.0

Contrast (luminance) testing to AS 1428.1 Appendix B5 (Building elements) and AS 1428.4.1 Appendix E5 (tactile indicators)

Stairways and balustrading physical measurements to National Construction Code (NCC) requirements


Slip resistance by wet pendulum (‘P’ rating) to AS 4586 Appendix A

Slip resistance by dry floor friction to AS 4586 Appendix B

Wet Barefoot Inclining Platform to AS 4586 Appendix C

Oil Wet Inclining Platform (‘R’ rating) to AS 4586 Appendix D

Contrast (luminance) testing to AS 1428.1 Appendix B3 (Building elements) and AS 1428.4.1 Appendix E3 (tactile indicators)

Accelerated Wear Assessment to determine slip resistance at abrasion cycle intervals to simulate the effects of wear


Pendulum tester calibration to BS 7976.3 (as specified in AS4586 and AS4663)

Tortus tester performance checking to meet AS 4586 and AS 4663.

To Book Laboratory Testing:

Complete our Flooring Product Test Request form and return it to us.

How we help

Assess compliance of pedestrian precincts

We perform specialist testing of buildings, facilities and surrounding precincts, helping you demonstrate compliance with the various standards, regulations and guidelines applicable to pedestrian safety.

Certification for flooring and related products

We carry out rigorous laboratory testing in order to assess whether products intended to be sold are compliant and ‘fit for purpose’. Products tested include flooring products (such as timber, vinyl, tiles, carpets), external pavers, decking and all forms of surface coatings.

Calibrate floor testing equipment

We offer equipment calibration for users and owners of floor testing equipment.


Who we help

  • Building and facility managers (public facilities, commercial buildings and private property)
  • Manufacturers and importers of flooring products
  • Legal testing services
  • Parties seeking testing for legal purposes


Why choose ATTAR?

  • Independent advice and decades of experience
  • Rapid response and turnaround
  • Skilled and highly qualified technical personnel
  • NATA accreditation to ISO 17025
  • We back our knowledge by offering expert witness services