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Slip resistance measurement of pedestrian floor surfaces.

Better Skills, Better Future, Practical Skills for Work, 35th Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia.

Author: Chew, S. C. N.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 1999


The slip resistance of a floor surface can be assessed by means of measuring the coefficient of friction between it and the shoe sole material. Both static and dynamic coefficients of friction have been use for this purpose over the years. In 1993 Standards Associations of Australia and New Zealand published a joint standard on the slip resistant requirements for pedestrian floor surfaces. This paper introduces some of the methods for measuring coefficient of friction with reference to the relevant joint Australian New Zealand standard.

Further Details

Pages: 80-84
Publish Location: Freemantle, WA,
Publisher: Ergonomics Society of Australia
Accession Number: 8.7.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 20/08/2013
Keywords: safety improvementregulation complianceAustraliaNew Zealandfloor
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