We are also able to arrange the delivery, off-loading and positioning of road plates on your behalf using a forklift truck. We will then anchor the plates down using road plate securing bolts & collars appropriately.
Contact us today on 01283 480 717 for more details.
These following images are from a recent project to cover unused inspection pits. The road plate securing collar and bolt prevents the plate being moved by lateral forces and because they are anchored down, this reduces the risk of personal injury as a tripping hazard.
What Are Steel Road Plates Used For?
Generally, steel road plate systems are placed to cover trenches or other excavated obstructions which could cause safety issues within a workplace or public area. Plates can be manufactured simply from a certain thickness of plate steel (usually 12.5mm for pedestrian use and 19mm for vehicular use), or also in conjunction with an anti-skid coating.
How To Place Road Plates
Before placing the steel plate, the sides of any excavation must be suitably stable enough to prevent any movement; either by utilising support systems such as trench sheets and props, or by further excavation. Plates must also be fitted to the surface rigidly using securing bolts.
It is vital to ensure plates are either sunk into the ground or a small ramp is created to prevent any possibility of trip hazard, or potential damage to vehicles. If necessary, and depending on the situation, you may be required to place warning signs to notify people of the hazard.
What Are Anti-Skid Road Plates?
Anti-skid road plates are standard plates that are treated with a high-friction aggregate compound used to increase the available friction on the plate. This surface acts to reduce slippage for pedestrians and vehicles in most weather conditions. At Heaton Products, we make certain that there is minimal time between shot-blasting and final surface treatment. This improves the durability and longevity of the plate surface, meaning that the aggregate will remain affixed to the plate for much longer, and will withstand increased levels of attrition.
Heaton Products are able to provide road plates to any specification your project requires, in any quantity. We can also provide regular re-coating where necessary, and also add custom options to plates including colour, logos, additional fixings and ID tags.
For more information, contact us today on 01283 480 717.
HSE Guidance on using road plates: Click Here
Do you offer price reductions for bulk or combined purchases?
For most items, yes. Contact us directly for a quote.
I need this item ASAP, what can you do?
We usually are able to offer next day delivery on stock items. The best way to find out is to call us and we'll try to go the extra mile to help you out.
Are you able to install this item for us?
Yes, we also offer a delivery and installation service. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.