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Pedestrian Flooing Selection Guide - Minimum Pendulum or Ramp Recommendations for Specific Locations

Location Pendulum Ramp
External colonnade, walkways and pedestrian crossing W R10
External ramps V R11
Entry foyers, hotel, public buildings - wet X R10
Entry foyers, hotel, public buildings - dry Z R9
Shopping centre excluding food court Z R9
Shopping centre - food court X R10
Internal ramps, slopes (greater than 2 degrees) - dry X R10
Lift lobbies above external entry level Z R9
Other separate shops inside shopping centres Z R9
Other shops with external entrances - entry area X R10
Fast food outlets, buffet food servery areas X R10
Hospitals and aged care facilities - dry areas Z R9
Hospitals and aged care facilities - ensuites X A or R10
Supermarket aisles except fresh food areas Z R9
Shop and supermarket fresh fruit and vegetable areas X R10
Communal changing rooms X A or R10
Swimming pool surrounds and communal shower rooms W B
Swimming pool ramps and stairs leading into water V C
Toilet facilities in offices, hotels, and shopping centres X R10
Undercover concourse areas of sports stadiums X R10
Accessible internal stair nosings (dry) - handrails present X R10
Accessible internal stair nosings (wet) - handrails present W B or R11
External stair nosings W R11

Note:
  • Appropriate measures need to be taken to exclude casual water from dry areas
  • All floors with a wet pendulum classification of Z should have dry floor friction classification of F unless normal usage dictates that the floor should have a low dry coefficient of friction, e.g. dance floors
  • These clssifications are sourced from HB 197:1999

Pendulum Classifications
  • 'V' - Very low risk of slippling when wet
  • 'W' - Low risk of slippling when wet
  • 'X' - Moderate risk of slipping when wet
  • 'Y' - High risk of slipping when wet
  • 'Z' - Very high risk of slipping when wet
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