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Heavy Duty Road Plates & Trench Covers

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Road plates are protective covers placed over potentially dangerous excavations to allow the safe flow of traffic and people. Designed to withstand even extreme loads, including plant vehicles, SafeSite’s road plates are fully compliant with the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice.

Manufactured from either steel or glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Safesite’s road plates are available for hire as well as purchase. Standard road plates vary in weight from 23kg for our lightest GRP product to 420kg for our largest heavy duty steel road plates.

Steel road plates

SafeSite has three standard sizes for steel road plates, 1220mm x 1220mm (4ft x 4ft), 1830mm x 1220mm (6ft x 4ft) and 2440 mm x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft). We can also manufacture road plates to bespoke sizes if these standard sizes are not suitable for your requirements.

Steel road plates can also be manufactured with an anti-skid finish. Anti-skid road plates have more grip and friction compared to standard steel road plates to protect against people or vehicles slipping in wet or muddy conditions.

GRP road plates

SafeSite’s GRP road plates consist of a modular system of pieces which link together. Both the GRP road plate and end piece measure 1500mm x 50mm. GRP road plates come with an integrated anti-skid surface as standard. As GRP road plates create less noise when people or vehicles pass over them, they are particularly useful in residential areas.

Trench covers

Trench covers are sturdy plastic covers used to cover bores and trenches, usually during maintenance, construction or repair work. They are suitable for use in pedestrian and residential areas, footpaths and driveways and allow safe pedestrian movement while work is ongoing.

Trench covers are made from plastic, but unlike GRP road plates, they are a single unit and not part of a linked modular system. Unlike GRP or steel road plates, many trench covers can be lifted into place and installed by one person.

Department for Transport guidance

For Department for Transport guidance about working with and installing road plates please click here.

Delivery options

Our road plates and trench covers are available to buy or hire with delivery anywhere across the UK. Cost will vary depending on the requirements of the site. Our knowledgeable and friendly team can advise which specification is best for your site. Contact us today.

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SafeSite Facilities Ltd
Unit 1, Martello Enterprise Centre,
Courtwick Lane
West Sussex
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