Reducing slip hazards on concourses
The flooring of concourses should be easily cleaned and slip-resistant. Where a risk assessment indicates that there is likely to be a wet or dry contamination on any internal or external floor surface it is recommended that a suitable non-slip surface is provided.
The SGSA publication Concourses provides additional guidance. on this.
Advice on the design, procurement and cleaning of non-slip surfaces is available from the Health and Safety Executive. This includes:
Further technical advice is contained in Safer Surfaces to walk on by the Construction Industry Research Information Association.
Advice on testing the slip resistance of flooring, either to validate the manufactures claims or to evaluate how the flooring is performing under wear from traffic, is available from the UK Slip Resistance Group.