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Specifying Safe Surfaces – free, digital CPD launched by slip safety experts


Slip resistance is a critical factor for you to consider in any project, yet there is a lot of information out there which can become confusing: R9, DCOF, PTV, RZ, ABC… no wonder sometimes mistakes are made.

Further, most CPDs are given by material suppliers. Even if they give the right information, they are doing so with a commercial focus to convince you to choose their products. An agnostic view on this critical topic is arguably much more useful.

That’s why Slip Safety Services has produced a fully-independent CPD to cut through the noise and tell you what you really need to know. Christian Harris, the company’s founder, has 10+ years’ experience in this field and is the slip safety expert of choice for insurers, brokers, FM companies, floor suppliers and – of course – lots of businesses. Christian is also a member of the UK Slip Resistance Group.

In the CPD, Christian runs through why this topic is important and what you really need to know. But, importantly, he gives you the practical perspective of companies, the insurer viewpoint and the legal standpoint.

You will also receive access to three valuable free resources:

  • The Slip Safety Scorecard: a digital diagnostic tool which sets out how a building performs against best-practice on the six reasons slips occur (CHIMES – Contamination, Heel, Individual, Maintenance, Environment, Surface)


  • Slip Safety Specification Guide: another digital tool which allows you to discover the minimum wet slip resistance you should specify in different areas of buildings
  • Anti-slip treatment sample service: technology has moved on and almost any floor surface from any supplier can ow be anti-slip treated to enable you to specify on aesthetics knowing that safety can nonetheless be achieved

For an example of a treatment on a polished porcelain, see these photos: you can now have shiny but also safe:

Slip Safety Services can help you on projects with a range of floorcare challenges, including:

  • Slip testing (which should be done both in the specification phase but also prior to handover to ensure that floors do meet the safety specification)
  • Anti-slip treatments on any hard floor surface
  • Deep cleaning (for example, often on tiled floors grout hazing can be an issue which affects both aesthetics and slip safety)
  • Floor restoration, polishing, sealing etc

You can check out the Specifying Safe Surfaces CPD here: https://youtu.be/y1l9OSCrsIM

And visit www.specsafefloors.co.uk

You can contact Christian directly with any floor-related project queries on charris@slipsafety.co.uk or 0203 355 5018

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