Over the useful life of a building, the greatest risk to health and safety will be slips, trips, and falls, according to a 2006 study commissioned by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).

The National Construction Codes (NCC), formerly known as the Building Code of Australia (BCA), includes specifications and testing for slip-resistant flooring, which were updated in 2013. An updated handbook for their application is available from Standards Australia. HB 198:2014 Guide to the specification and testing of slip resistance of pedestrian…