Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1997)

    The Use of the Tortus and the Pendulum with the 4S Rubber for the Assessment of Slip Resistance in the Laboratory and the Field

    (Received 14 September 1995; accepted 24 May 1996)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This study was undertaken to meet a need in New Zealand about five years ago. Earlier an increased use of ceramic tiling and polished natural stones within buildings and on adjacent pavements highlighted what was an existing problem of frequent use of low slip resistance materials for pedestrian areas. A national standard, NZS 5841 “Code of Practice for the Reduction of Slip Hazard—Part 1, Guidelines…”, had been prepared. However, because it was qualitative rather than quantitative in approach, its application was limited. Building regulators wished to have a standard with minimal criteria and appropriate test methods so they could enforce minimum requirements, and there was some support for this approach from architects and materials suppliers. There was, however, uncertainty as to the appropriate test method and, consequently, of the minimum criteria.


    Author Information:

    Dravitzki, VK
    Work group manager, Materials and Environmental Science, and technical officer, Works Consultancy Services Ltd., Central Laboratories, Lower Hutt,

    Potter, SM
    Work group manager, Materials and Environmental Science, and technical officer, Works Consultancy Services Ltd., Central Laboratories, Lower Hutt,


    Stock #: JTE11333J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11333J

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    Title The Use of the Tortus and the Pendulum with the 4S Rubber for the Assessment of Slip Resistance in the Laboratory and the Field
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