Slip Testing Services

Zerofal recommends all business to manage their risk by testing floor surfaces.

A Wet pendulum friction tester is used to assess the slip resistance of pedestrian flooring surfaces and risk of slipping.

Zerofal can apply slip ratings to construction materials and new buildings. Ideal for floor suppliers, architects and construction companies.

Dry floor friction testing using a Tortus machine measures the slip resistance of floors in a dry condition. Used for Onsite testing.

For either wet or dry testing, our reports can help with verification of your property’s yearly compliance. 

Slip Testing Services

Why book a slip resistance test?

Protect your customers and avoid costly legal claims.
As a business owner (PCBUs) you should be aware of your responsibility to improve safety and minimise risk to all stakeholders.

Understanding the slip resistance of your floor surface is the first step. 

Don’t leave your business exposed to potential legal claims, call Zerofal today on 1300 80 50 79.

Did you know that one in five workers suffers an injury as a result of slip, trips or fall at work.

Slips occur when a person’s foot loses traction with the ground surface.

Caused through wearing inappropriate footwear or when walking on slippery floor surfaces such as those that are highly polished, wet or greasy.

The management of risk is an essential part of any audit program for a property and is the duty of care by the property owner, business owner or anyone involved within a business.

The WH&S legislation requires persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers on managing risks to people’s health to be aware of their responsibility to improve safety of slips and trips and to minimise risk for all stakeholders within the business.

  • Fewer slip related accidents at your property.

  • Reduced absenteeism due to slips.

  • Reduced risk of expensive court cases.

  • Legal compliance.

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Your property Safety

Where to test?

Dry Area Slip Test

Those areas in which appropriate control measures ensure an area remains dry and clean when in use.

Transitional Area Slip Tests

Those areas that are intended to be kept dry such as by the provision of design features (awnings, drains, mats, air locks etc.) appropriate to the physical location, climate and general exposure to water, as maintained in a dry and clean condition by the facilities manager.

Wet Area Slip Test

Those areas that are not defined as a dry or transitional area, which may be either constantly or intermittently wet or otherwise contaminated.

We have listed below atypical approach for various floor treatment options that we are aware of. 

Note: Zerofal provides no recommendations to works or treatments specific to your property.

What areas are covered in testing?

  • Walkways – Internal & External
  • Loading Docks
  • Cool rooms
  • Store rooms
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Car parks
  • Food Courts
  • Communal changing rooms
  • Steps & ramps – Internal & External
  • Swimming Pool surrounds
  • Amenities / Ensuites
  • Foyer / Entrances
  • Lift lobby’s
  • Concourse areas
What Next?


We have listed below a typical approach for various floor treatment options that we are aware of. Note: Zerofal provides no recommendations to works or treatments specific to your property.

Cleaning Procedures

Review your cleaning regime(s) appropriateness to your type of property.

These would include coatings and similar type materials.

Floor Treatments

These would include all types of etchings, acid staining and similar type surface treatments available.

Floor Replacement

This could be the best option available. Seek expert advice for your type of property.


There are other factors that may influence a slip incident. Some of these would include the persons condition & type of footwear they wear, a person’s gait and speed of movement, use of walking aids, illuminations levels of an area, use of mobile phones, lack of familiarity of the location, environmental conditions & the influence of alcohol.

Control measures e.g. use of appropriate warning signs, compliance with the National Construction Code, should be taken into account when considering the property & business risk profile.

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Client Testimonials

“I highly, and unequivocally, recommend Zerofal to anyone looking for a professional solution to their slip testing needs.”
Leanne W
“I highly recommend Zerofal. Outstanding service, friendly, prompt, cost effective and excellent industry knowledge.”
Mark G
“The actual work practice and exceptional slip test report from Zerofal will distinguish their service from others.”
Mason S

Get started.

Book a free Slip Testing consultation.

At Zerofal, we make the process of completing slip testing for your property easy and fuss free.