Slips, Trips and Falls 2016

The Way Forward

Farmers & Fletchers, London, 4th & 5th of October 2016


Headline Sponsor

Classic Marble (Showers) Ltd is a second generation family business, a manufacturer of the highest quality shower trays since 1981, and has a history of taking innovative products to market. Over the past ten years the company has diversified into bathroom waterproofing products under the brand of Classi®, the original Classi Seal® winning innovation awards in the UK and Ireland, most notably the UK Housing Product of the Year in 2008. 2016 also saw another innovation award for another product in the Classi® range.

Classic Marble continuously evolves, keeping up to date with material advances and market trends. They operate their manufacturing and supply operations to both BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System and BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Standards.

In pursuit of our commitment to continuously raise standards, in 2006, Classic Marble became the founding sponsor of the Institute of Kitchen Bedroom and Bathroom Installers, a UK Government sanctioned institute dedicated to the raising of installation standards.

Responding to market demand for an anti-slip shower tray option, Classic Marble, under the SENSTEC™ Brand, are taking a unique anti-slip shower tray to market. Differentiating itself in the market, the premium brand will offer a lifetime guarantee, is easily cleaned and, above all, has no limitations on its use.

With over eighteen months’ research and development, the design of the SENSTEC™ shower tray was carried out in conjunction with Northern Ireland’s leading aerospace tooling design company, Datum Design.

Launching the SENSTEC™ brand at Slips, Trips and Falls 2016, Classic Marble (Showers) Ltd will take their range of anti-slip shower trays to market in early 2017.

Contact Details

+44 (0) 28 85568081


Bonasystems helps clients to improve floor cleanliness and/or mitigate slip risk through expert advice, consultancy, and a range of market-leading floorcare products and services.

Blue-chip clients depend on our solutions and assistance to operate over 1,000,000m2 of hard floors on a daily basis.

The biggest control measure to prevent slips is an effective cleaning regime; our solutions are proven to quantifiably manage risk in various environments and sectors.

Not only does our specialist, proprietary technology enable us to solve and prevent problems for our client base, our proactive management – led by our senior team – ensures that clients derive tangible value from our partnerships.

Contact details

Christian Harris

Commercial Director

Tel: 01442927100

Mob: 07734923851

Grip Potential provide product slip test certification, slip risk assessment and slip accident investigation services.

We bring together the robust, formal and unbiased testing offered by laboratories with the fast, flexible and inexpensive commercial service offered by flooring contractors.

Best practice procedures are employed, the BS 7976 Pendulum, operated to the UKSRG and HSE guidelines, supported by UKAS calibration certificates.

Our reports detail the slip risk of inspected surfaces, providing sound evidence in defence of slip claims, or offering impartial advice on improvement.

We work with legal teams in an expert witness role to support slip test findings where necessary.

Contact details

Tel: 0845 163 0 163

At Forbo, we’re passionate about Flooring. We produce the largest range of sustainable floor coverings in the world and supply single source innovative solutions for all types of buildings.

Our extensive product range, which includes genuine safety floors and award winning entrance products, allows us to offer impartial advice to ensure the correct product is specified to meet the demands of any particular area.

As Forbo Flooring Systems has been awarded a place on a Crown Commercial Services framework agreement, you can be confident that we can also save you valuable time and money.

Contact details

Tel: 0800 0282 162

Twitter: @forboflooringUK

Lucideon is a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance.

Through its offices and laboratories in the UK, US and the Far East, Lucideon provides materials and assurance expertise to clients in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, construction, ceramics and power engineering.

The company aims to improve the competitive advantage and profitability of its clients by providing them with the expertise, accurate results and objective, innovative thinking that they need to optimise their materials, products, processes, systems and businesses.

Contact Details

Tel: +44(0)1782 764428

The Tile Association represents the entire UK tiling sector – fixers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors. From its head offices in the heartland of the UK ceramics industry, the TTA offers training, technical seminars and guidance on best practice. The TTA also has a number of technical committees which perform important work in a number of areas. One of these is slip risk, which the TTA recognises to be an increasingly important consideration for designers of tiled areas. The Association has recently updated its technical document on this subject to provide useful practical guidelines. Slip Resistance of Hard Flooring is available free of charge to members of the TTA and can be downloaded from the Members Area of the TTA website at

Contact Details

Tel: 0300 365 8453

Hawkins, a well-established and respected firm of forensic experts, investigates a wide range of accidents / incidents, including slips, trips and stair falls.

Hawkins’ Slips, Trips and Falls team is led by Dr Paul Lemon.  Paul was previously HSE’s principal forensic investigator for slip and fall investigations, and led HSE’s two largest research projects concerning pedestrian falls.  He is now a sought-after ‘Expert Witness’.

Our work is often undertaken for the Legal and Insurance sectors, but encompasses contract testing and expert consultancy.

Contact Details

Dr Paul Lemon / Dr Ian Tatner

Tel: 01132860301


Polyflor, the global commercial vinyl flooring specialist, is pleased to be a supporting sponsor for the 2016 Conference. Setting the standard for safety flooring that is trusted and respected, Polyflor offers a portfolio of slip resistant products under the renowned Polysafe brand. Sustainable for the guaranteed life of the product, Polysafe offers peace of mind to building owners, duty holders and specifiers alike. Manufactured in the UK for over 30 years, all Polysafe ranges meet duty of care requirements, conforming to the relevant European Safety Flooring Standard and achieving 36+ on the Pendulum Wet Test, providing a low slip potential in the wet, in line with HSE and UK Slip Resistance Group Guidelines.

Contact details

Technical Support: 0161 767 1912

Twitter: @polyflorltd

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Quantum Flooring Solutions is a manufacturer supplying the contract flooring market with a complete range of flooring accessories. This includes stair nosings, PVC flooring accessories & trims and PVC transition profiles. When specified correctly these products can help prevent the incidence of a slip, trip or fall.

Stair nosings in particular act as an important safety feature, and their application is recommended on all stairs in buildings with commercial and public access. By providing a contrasting highlight to each step, they help to meet the guidelines set out within the Equality Act 2010 (formally DDA). They also offer an important slip resistant surface on the nose of steps.

 Through the experience gained in the production of such slip resistant profiles for over 40 years, Quantum Flooring Solutions has been a principle contributor to the UKSRG document “What makes stairs safer”, which can be viewed at

Contact Details

0161 627 4222 

Twitter: @quantumflooring


Safer Safety Limited has been helping prevent occupational slips for years with their world leading anti-slip footwear, Suregrip. The rubber outsole with its intricate cleated tread pattern grips on almost any surface wet or dry. With slips accounting for over 1/3rd of accidents our footwear provides an instant solution for many workplace environments from kitchens to cruise liners. Offering a wide range of styles from steel toe 6” boots to lightweight trainers and court shoes, Safer Safety can help keep employees safely on their feet and even improve efficiency resulting from greater confidence and security whilst at work.

Contact Details

01246 201666

Profile We think big at Altro – and we’re globally big in premium flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems for construction. Safety flooring and hygienic wall cladding systems are two of our most famous innovations. Altro integrated flooring and hygienic wall cladding offer hygiene and safety with long-lasting resilience perfect for care environments and areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, communal areas and bedrooms. And more; they’re good looking too and will retain their looks for life. Our products are sustainable and can easily cope with the demands placed on them by heavy pedestrian and wheeled traffic.

Contact Details

01462 480480

Twitter @AltroFlooring

Munro Instruments is the world’s leading manufacturer of the Pendulum Tester (also known as the Portable Skid Resistance Tester). This scientific instrument is used to measure the slip risk of indoor and outdoor pedestrian surfaces. It is an essential tool for anyone with a duty to minimize the risks of accidents as a result of slippery roads and floor surfaces. It is also used to investigate the causes of accidents after they have taken place. 

At the Slips, Trips & Falls Conference 2016, Munro Instruments will be showcasing two recent developments: the Intelligent Pendulum, a cutting-edge digitised slip resistance tester, and the Bath & Shower Pendulum, a modified slip tester designed for use in baths, showers and other narrow spaces. 

Come and say hello!

Contact Details

+44 (20) 8551 7000

Twitter: @munroins


BLM is the leading risk and insurance law specialist in the UK and Ireland. We aim to be recognised as one globally by 2020. The firm is deeply established in the insurance sector, the Lloyd’s and London Market and amongst brokers and represents 13 of the top 15 UK insurers and four of the top five global insurers.

Contact Details

Twitter: @BLM_Law