The slip resistance classifications have been determined for unused surfaces using specific conditions, for instance special rubbers, barefoot testing, and so on. These classifications are based on an assessment of the relative contribution of a pedestrian surface to the overall risk of slipping; they will assist in the specification of a minimum slip resistance category for a surface material suitable for most pedestrian applications. Factors such as usage, cleaning systems, applied coatings and patterns of wear may affect the characteristics of the surface after classification.
HB 197, An introductory guide to the slip resistance of pedestrian surface materials, provides guidelines for the selection of slip-resistant pedestrian surfaces classified in accordance with this Standard.
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