1. friction coefficient/ slip resistance/ slip resistance
The Workplace Ordinance and accident prevention regulations require that floors be level, slip-resistant and easy to clean. Special protective measures against slipping are required if there is a risk of slipping due to handling water, oil, mud, grease or waste. This must be taken into account when selecting the surfacing materials. This clear requirement is based on research conducted by insurance carriers, which showed that among all causes of accidents, slipping is in first place.
1.1. Commercial areas
Federation of Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention, Central Office for Accident Prevention and Occupational Medicine, Alte Heerstraße
111, 53754 St. Augustin, Germany, Technical Committee „Building Facilities“.
Test standard: DIN 51130
DIN 51130:2014-02 Testing of floor coverings, determination of slip resistance, workrooms and work areas with slip hazards, walking method, inclined plane
BGR/GUV-R 181 „Floors in workrooms and work areas with slip hazards“ of the „Structural Facilities and Trade“ section of the „Trade and Logistics“ division of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
Test method: Inclined plane, walking with safety shoes, sliding medium oil. The surface design can be flat, fine-rough, rough or profiled.
The displacement space (V4-V10) is the open cavity between the lifting plane and the drainage plane for profiled surfaces.
The specified angles of inclination are used exclusively for assigning the evaluation groups and are not to be equated with the angles of inclination of slopes/ramps.