This exclusive venue contacted us to remove old anti-slip tape from granite tiled corridors, and to conduct a deep cleaning of the corridors, pool surround & changing rooms and an anti-slip treatment to all of the floors in the spa complex.
The Sliptech Solution
Working overnight so to not disrupt the day to day running of the venue. The granite tiles were soaked with a release agent and the safety tape then removed by hand.
All surfaces were then deep cleaned using a degreaser to remove body fats and surface contamination before being thoroughly rinsed with clean water. A calcium cleaner was applied to all floors and scoured with a diamond pad before removing the excess residues with a scrubber drier and rinsing the area thoroughly with clean water.
Our bespoke anti-slip treatment was then applied using a low pressure sprayer.
On completion of all the works, pendulum slip tests were conducted to ascertain the slip resistance of the floor in wet conditions. Tests were taken in 3 directions the mean average (wet) is recorded on the certificate of conformity.
Slip Resistance Test Results:
The results showed the dramatic increase the deep cleaning and anti-slip treatment had made to the safety of the floors moving the floors into the ‘low’ potential for slip category.
Average Readings Pre Treatment 17
Average Readings Post Treatment 47
All tests were carried out using the Stanley Munroe Pendulum Slip Meter in accordance with BS: 7976-2 (2002) and results are correlated against the following table which are recommended by the HSE and U.K. Slip Resistance Group:
The categories are as follows:
25 & below (0.25) – high potential for slip
26-35 (0.26-0.35) – moderate potential for slip
36 & above (0.36+) – low potential for slip
Following our works we issued a full report with a recommended maintenance schedule to follow to ensure the floors remained in the ‘low’ potential for slip category.