Requirements for the slip resistance of floor coverings in work spaces and operational traffic routes with a risk of slipping

(Source: ASR A1.5/1,2 “Floors”)

The scope of application of this technical information sheet is limited to work spaces, work areas and operational transport routes whose floors come into contact with sliding substances, where the risk of slipping is therefore to be presumed.

The average overall acceptance angle determined by the method of committing (skewed plane) is decisive for the classification of a floor covering into one of five evaluation groups. The evaluation group serves as a measure of the degree of slip resistance, with floor coverings with the rating group R 9 the lowest and with evaluation group R 13 the highest requirements for slip resistance.

Floors where a displacement chamber below the walking plane is required due to the seizure of special sliding substances shall be marked by a “V” in conjunction with the ratio for the minimum volume of the displacement chamber.

The assignment of work areas, work areas and operational traffic routes to evaluation groups in the table below does not claim to be complete. Unlisted work areas, work areas and operational traffic routes shall be classified in analogy with the table in an evaluation group, in accordance with the risk of slipping that they are expected to show, for example, depending on the frequency, quantity and type of lubricants that occur. The slip resistance is tested with a test shoe, the sole of which is profiled. For rough or profiled floor surfaces and for floors with displacement space, the shape closure with the sole profile contributes to the slip resistance. When selecting the evaluation group, it is therefore necessary to take into account which footwear is worn.

The measurement results of the test method for determining the slip resistance of floor coverings in the operating state (sliding friction coefficient ()) cannot be directly compared with the measurement results of the test (acceptance angle ()) at the skewed plane. The coefficient of friction can therefore not be used to classify it into an R group.

Number

Work rooms, work areas and company traffic routes

Slip hazard assessment group
(R-Group)

Displacement space with code number for the minimum volume

0
General working rooms and areas*)

0.1

Entrance areas, inside**)

0.2

Entrance areas, outside

V 4

0.3

Stairs, inside***)

0.4

Outdoor stairs

V 4

0.5

Sloping ramps, inside***)

(e.g. wheelchair ramps, compensation slopes, transport routes)

One R-group higher than required for the access flooring

V value of the access flooring, if applicable

0.6

Sanitary facilities

0.6.1

Toilets

0.6.2

Changing rooms and washrooms

0.7

Break rooms

(e.g. recreation room, company canteens)

0.8

First aid rooms and similar facilities (see ASR A4.3)

1
Production of margarine, edible fat, edible oil

1.1

Fat Melting

V 6

1.2

Edible oil refinery

V 4

1.3

Production and packaging of margarine

1.4

Production and packaging of edible fat, bottling of edible oil

2
Milk processing and cheese production

2.1

Fresh milk processing including butter egg

2.2

Cheese production, storage and packaging

2.3

Food production

3
Chocolate and confectionery production

3.1

Sugar Cooking Plant

3.2

Cocoa production

3.3

Raw mass production

3.4

Placing, hollow body and praline production

4
Production of bakery products(bakeries, confectioneries, production of long-life bakery products)

4.1

Dough preparation

4.2

Rooms in which mainly fats or liquids are processed

4.3

Dish rooms

5
Slaughter, meat processing, meat processing

5.1

Slaughterhouse

V 10

5.2

Cutter room, intestinal mucus

V 10

5.3

Meat cutting

V 8

5.4

Sausage Kitchen

V 8

5.5

Cooked sausage department

V 8

5.6

Raw sausage department

V 8

5.7

Sausage drying room

5.8

Darmlager

5.9

Pickle, Smokehouse

5.10

Poultry processing

V 6

5.11

Slicing and packaging department

5.12

Craft business with sale

V 8****)

6
Treatment and processing of fish, delicatessen

6.1

Working and processing of fish

V 10

6.2

Delicatessen production

V 6

6.3

Mayonnaise production

V 4

7
Vegetable preparation and processing

7.1

Sauerkraut production

V 6

7.2

Canned vegetable production

V 6

7.3

Sterilization rooms

7.4

Rooms in which vegetables for the
processing is prepared

V 4

8
Wet areas in food and beverage production(unless specifically mentioned)

8.1

Storage cellar, fermentation cellar

8.2

Bottling of beverages, fruit juice production

9
Kitchens, dining rooms

9.1

Gastronomic kitchens (restaurant kitchens, hotel kitchens)

9.2

Kitchens for community catering in homes, schools, day-care facilities for children, sanatoriums

9.3

Kitchens for community catering in
Hospitals, clinics

9.4

Canteen kitchens for community catering
in refectories, canteens, distance kitchens

V 4

9.5

Preparation kitchens (fast food kitchens,
convenience and snack bar businesses)

9.6

Defrost and heat-up kitchens

9.7

Coffee and tea kitchens, kitchens in hotels-
Garni, ward kitchens

9.8

Rinse room

9.8.1

Rinse rooms for 9.1, 9.4, 9.5

V 4

9.8.2

Rinse rooms to 9.2

9.8.3

Rinse rooms to 9.3

9.9

Dining rooms, guest rooms, canteens, including
Serving courses

10
Cold storage rooms, deep-freeze rooms, cold stores

10.1

For unpackaged goods

10.2

For packed goods

11
Points of sale, salesrooms

11.1

Goods receiving department meat

11.1.1

For unpackaged goods

11.1.2

For packed goods

11.2

Goods receiving department fish

11.3

Service aisle for meat and sausage

11.3.1

For unpackaged goods

11.3.2

For packed goods

11.4

Service aisle for meat and sausages,
packaged product

11.5

Service aisle for dairy and delicatessen products,
unpacked goods

11.6

Service aisle for fish

11.6.1

For unpackaged goods

11.6.2

For packed goods

11.7

Service aisles,
except no. 11.3
until 11.6

11.8

Meat preparation room

11.8.1

For meat processing,
except
No. 5

V 8

11.8.2

For meat processing,
except
No. 5

11.9

Flower arranging rooms and areas

11.10

Sales areas with ovens

11.10.1

For the production of baked goods

11.10.2

For baking up ready-made baked goods

11.11

Sales areas with deep fryers or grills

V 4

11.12

Sales rooms, customer rooms

11.13

Food preparation areas
for self-service sale

11.14

Cash areas, packing areas

11.15

Outdoor sales areas

V 4

12
Rooms of the health service / welfare

12.1

Disinfection rooms (wet)

12.2

Sterilization pre-cleaning areas

12.3

Faeces rooms, drains, unclean
Care workrooms

12.4

Section rooms

12.5

Rooms for medical baths, hydrotherapy,
Fango preparation

12.6

Washrooms of OP's, plaster rooms

12.7

Sanitary sanitary rooms, ward bathrooms, ward bathrooms

12.8

Rooms for medical diagnostics and
therapy, massage rooms

12.9

Operating rooms

12.10

Wards with sickrooms and corridors
12.11

Medical practices, day clinics

12.12

Pharmacies

12.13

Laboratory rooms

12.14

Hairdressing salons

13
Laundry

13.1

Rooms with continuous washing machines
(washing tubes) or with washer extractors

13.2

Rooms with washing machines, where the
laundry is removed dripping wet

13.3

Ironing and mangling rooms

14
Concentrated feed production

14.1

Dried fodder production

14.2

Concentrated feed production using
of fat and water

V 4

15
Leather production, textiles

15.1

Water workshop in tanneries

15.2

Rooms with fleshing machines

V 10

15.3

Rooms with accumulation of glued leather

V 10

15.4

Grease spaces for seal production

15.5

Dyeing plants for textiles

16
Paint production

16.1

Wet grinding areas

V 10

16.2

Powder coating

16.3

Painting

17
Ceramic industry

17.1

Wet mills (preparation of ceramic
raw materials)

17.2

Mixer
Handling of materials such as tar, pitch, graphite,
Synthetic resins

V 6

17.3

Pressing (shaping)
Handling of materials such as tar, pitch, graphite,
Synthetic resins

V 6

17.4

Casting, die-casting areas

17.5

Glazing ranges

18
Working and processing of glass and stone

18.1

Stone sawmill, stone grinding

18.2

Glass forming of hollow glass, container glass

18.3

Grinding shop areas for hollow glass, flat glass

18.4

Insulating glass production
Handling of desiccant

V 6

18.5

Packaging, shipping of flat glass
Handling of anti-adhesive agents

V 6

18.6

Etching and acid polishing plants for glass

19
Concrete plants

19.1

Concrete washing areas

20
Storage areas

20.1

Storage rooms for oils and greases

V 6

20.2

Storage rooms for packaged foodstuffs

20.3

Outdoor storage areas

V 4

21
Chemical and thermal treatment of iron and metal

21.1

Pickling plants

21.2

Hardening

21.3

Laboratory rooms

22
Metal working and processing, Metal workshops

22.1

Electroplating rooms

22.2

Grey cast iron machining

V 4

22.3

Mechanical processing areas (e.g.
turning shop, milling shop), stamping shop, pressing shop,
drawing shop (tubes, wires) and areas with
Increased oil lubricant load

V 4

22.4

Parts cleaning areas,
Damping ranges

23
Workshops for vehicle maintenance

23.1

Repair and maintenance rooms

23.2

Working and test pit

V 4

23.3

Washing hall, washing places

V 4

24
Workshops for the maintenance of aircraft

24.1

Aircraft hangars

24.2

Shipyard Halls

24.3

Washing places

V 4

25
Wastewater treatment plant

25.1

Pump rooms

25.2

Rooms for sludge dewatering plants

25.3

Rooms for computer systems

25.4

Positions of workstations, working platforms and maintenance platforms

26
Fire stations

26.1

Vehicle parking spaces

26.2

Rooms for hose maintenance equipment

27
Function rooms in the respiratory protection training facility

27.1

Preparation room

27.2

Condition room

27.3

Practice room

27.4

Lock

27.5

Target area

27.6

Heat habituation room

27.7

Control center

28
Schools and childcare facilities

28.1

Entrance areas, corridors, break halls

28.2

Classrooms, group rooms

28.3

Stairs

28.4

Toilets, washrooms

28.5

Teaching kitchens in schools
(see also no. 9)

28.6

Kitchens in day-care centres
(see also no. 9)

28.7

Machinery rooms for woodworking

28.8

Special rooms for works

28.9

Playgrounds

V 4

29
Financial institutions

29.1

Counter rooms

30
Operational traffic routes in outdoor areas

30.1

Walkways

V 4

30.2

Loading ramps

30.2.1

Roofed

V 4

30.2.2

Uncovered

30.3

Sloping ramps
(e.g. for wheelchairs, loading bridges)

V 4

30.4

Refuelling areas

30.4.1

Covered

30.4.2

Uncovered

31
Parking areas

31.1

Garages, elevated and underground car parks not exposed to the weather*****)

31.2

Garages, high and underground car parks with weather influence

Garages, high and underground car parks with weather influence

V 4

31.3

Outdoor Parking Areas

V 4

*) for floors in barefoot wet areas see GUV-Information “Floorcoverings for wet-contaminated barefoot areas” (GUV-I 5827)

**) Entrance areas referred to in point 0.1 are the areas which are entered directly from the outside by entrances and can be brought in from the outside (see also point 6 (3), use of dirt and moisture transducers). For subsequent areas or other large-area spaces, point 4 is paragraph 4. 10.

) Stairs, ramps in accordance with points 0.3 and 0.5 are those on which moisture can be carried in from the outside. For subsequent areas, point 4 is paragraph. 10.

) If a uniform floor covering has been laid everywhere, the displacement chamber can be reduced to V 4 due to a risk assessment (taking into account the cleaning process, the work processes and the seizure of sliding materials on the floor).

) Pedestrian areas which are not affected by the risk of slipping due to weather conditions, such as rain or introduced wetness.