British Pendulum Skid Resistance Pendulum Tester Kit

Skid tester

The Pendulum is based on the Izod Principle: a Pendulum consisting of a tubular arm rotates about a spindle attached to a vertical pillar. At the end of the tubular arm a head of constant mass is fitted with a rubber slider. The Pendulum is released from a horizontal position so that it strikes the sample surface with a constant velocity. The distance travelled by the head after striking is determined by the friction of the sample surface. A reading of Pendulum Test Value (PTV) is obtained.

The Pendulum is established globally as an essential part of risk management policies in the following areas: 

  • Road surface testing 
  • Testing of new road surface materials under development 
  • Testing of aggregates in the PSV (polished stone value) test 
  • Testing of floors and pedestrian walkways 
  • Flooring materials product development 
  • Accident investigations, both traffic and pedestrian 
  • Litigation investigations 
  • Testing of pavers in the Flat Bed Polisher 

It is used in the following ways: 

  • Assessing surface safety 
  • Evaluation of floor cleaning materials 
  • Checking effectiveness of maintenance procedures 
  • Accident investigations 
  • Evidence for litigation purposes 

Included Accessories:

  • Carry Case - High-Quality precision cut foam-inserted Safari-style carry case. Alternatively a cardboard case with the same inserts can be offered for those used in Laboratory work. Our supplier also makes cases for the BBC Safari Team.
  • F Scale built-in addition for use with the PSV Test for Determination of Polished Stone Value (EN 1097-8:2009)
  • Rubber Sliders - Any combination of up to four depending on the application of the Pendulum. We supply the TRL (55), Four S (96), CEN and PSV sliders and can provide guidance on choosing the correct type for the job.
  • Setting Gauge used to determine and set the striking distance of the rubber slider to the surface under test.
  • C Spanner for removal and attachment of the Pendulum Foot when setting up/packing away for transport.
  • Spanner & Allen Key Set for general maintenance and adjustments.
  • USB Flash Drive containing Operation Manual (English).
  • Comes with a Certificate of Calibration for which we are certified to conduct. Our extensively experienced and professional Calibration Team have a combined experience of 17 years in the business. 


Technical Specification
  • Width - 70cms 
  • Depth - 30cms 
  • Height - 70cms 
  • Volume - 0.15 cu metres 
  • Weight - 30kg 


  • BS 812 Pt. 114 
  • BS EN 1097-8 Determination of Polished Stone Value 
  • AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials 
  • BS 6077 Pt 1 Clay and calcium silicate pavers for flexible pavements. 
  • BS 7044 Artificial sports surfaces: person/surface interaction. 
  • BS 7188 Impact absorbing playground surfaces 
  • BS 8204 In-situ flooring, part 3 Code of practice for polymer modified cementitious wearing surfaces. 
  • ASTM E303 Standard Method for - Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using British Pendulum 
  • BS 7976 Method of operation and calibration of the pendulum tester. 
  • EN 1436 : 1997 Road Marking Materials
  • BS EN 13036-4:2003 Road and Airfield surface characteristics