Pendulum test to determine slip resistance and test on inclined plane are not considered comparable. While the pendulum tests are tests with calibrated equipment, the classification of slip resistance on inclined planes is performed by individuals with different characteristics (height, body weight, footwear, fitness). A comparison of the two classifications is therefore not possible. Consequently, the comparative values given here are cited in the technical literature exclusively as values for locations.
|Locations (selection)||Pendulum Test: Wet||Inclined plane:
Pavements and ramps, outdoor
|Walkways and ramps, outdoor
Exterior slope angle < 1:14
Balconies, terraces, walkways, crossings, markets, car parks
|Hotels, offices, public buildings, schools, day-care centers
Wet areas, toilets
|Supermarkets and shopping centers||P3||R10|
|Loading docks, commercial kitchens
Cold storage rooms, bar areas
|Swimming pools and sports facilities
Pool ramps and stairs leading into the water
Pool surrounds and shower rooms
Additional information on SRT pendulum tests for measuring slip resistance.
DIN 51097 Slip resistance values / slip resistance classes - wet barefoot areas:
|Assessment group||Angle of inclination|
|A||12° minimum angle|
|B||18° minimum angle|
|C||24° minimum angle|
DIN 51130 Slip resistance values / slip resistance classes R-value: working areas with footwear:
|Angle of inclination||Application|
|R9||from 6° to 10°||Indoor floor coverings, e.g. offices.|
|R10||>10° – 19°||Floor coverings e.g. public toilets.|
|R11||>19° – 27°||Commercial entrances and outdoor stairs. Commercial kitchens in child care centers, nursing homes, sanatoriums, etc.|
|R12||>27° – 35°||Industrial kitchens.|
The Australian guidelines have been the world's most detailed and demanding standards for slip resistance of wet surfaces for pedestrians since 1999. The requirements have also been adopted by industries and companies outside Australia, such as cruise lines.
Classification of floor coverings for pedestrian surfaces according to AS 4586-2013 Wet Pendulum Test: Wet Pendulum SRT Value (Slip Resistance Value).
|Slip Resistance Value|
|Classification||Slider 96 - Footwear||Slider 55 - Barefoot|
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