Skid Resistance


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Our Skid Resistance Capabilities


GripTester MkII

micro GripTester

Micro-GripTester for Helidecks

micro GripTester

Micro-GripTester for roads

Findlay Irvine have been innovating devices for measuring Skid Resistance for over 30 years and supplying equipment worldwide for use on roads, runways, helidecks and any surfaces where a loss of friction can cause a danger. Our range of Continuous Friction Measuring Equipment (CFME) including GripTester MK2, micro GripTester and Helideck micro GripTester can help ensure that you meet national and international standards for surface friction, while potentially saving lives.

Accredited by ICAO for use on airports, well over 500 GripTesters are in everyday use throughout the world and are recognised as the most versatile and deployable continuous measurement friction equipment available.

For roads and highways, GripTester MK2 offers an un-paralleled opportunity to measure continuous skid resistance for all classifications of roads giving you the comfort that your roads comply with all legislation while ensuring that acceptable levels of Skid Resistance are available to road users saving lives. Data collected by GripTester MK2 can easily be analysed or inserted into GIS and Pavement Management Systems for audit purposes.

The micro GripTester was created as a replacement to the British Pendulum and to measure Skid Resistance over smaller areas. It is ideal for the testing of smaller surfaces such as high-friction surface dressing, white-line testing, accidents sites testing, markings, iron works and pedestrian zones.

Helideck micro GripTester is accredited by UK CAA for the measuring of friction on Helidecks and has been adopted worldwide throughout the Oil and Gas Industry as best practise. The critical safety device is being used to ensure an adequate level of friction is available on Helidecks throughout the world.