Slip resistance results and testing

Slip resistance explained 

There is a British Standard (BS7976) that uses a pendulum test to measure the slip resistance of a pedestrian surface (pendulum test value - PTV).

The UK Slip Resistance Group have then taken these figures and issued a guideline as to how these results are practically interpreted i.e. how safe is a decking board when it achieves a certain PTV rating. A value greater than 65 is defined as an “extremely low” potential for a slip.

Using our extensive experience of over ten years manufacturing non-slip timber decking boards, Gripsure can guarantee the level of performance you will get from your product.

Gripsure product PTV guideline:   The current PTV guidelines:

Product name

Initial Slip
Resistance (PTV)

Guaranteed
10 year (PTV)


PTV value


Potential for slip

Pro Classic

100

65

 

00-24  



High

Pro Castellated

94

60

Pro Contemporary

85

55

Gripsure Hardwood

85

55



25-35



Moderate

Boardwalk Heritage

98

65

Boardwalk Urban

98

65

Gripsure Accoya

85

55



36-65 



Low

Gripsure Ecodek AT

70

n/a

Gripsure Ecodek Heritage

70

n/a

Gripsure Pro Premier 2 strip

94

n/a



65+



Very low

Gripsure Pro Premier 3 strip

100

n/a

Gripsure Aquadeck®

65

n/a