Steel Standard & Anti-Skid Road Plates
Steel Road Plates and Anti-Skid Plates for semi-permanent fitting to concrete or tarmac, on highways, construction and demolition sites, within warehouse environments or private sites.
Customisation options available include:
|Road Plate Type||Size (L x W)||Thickness|
|Plain Road Plate||2500mm x 1250mm||19mm|
|Plain Road Plate||2500mm x 1250mm||12.5mm|
|Anti-Skid Road Plate||2500mm x 1250mm||19mm|
Custom Sizes Plates Available, Any Dimensions, Including Manhole Plates. Securing Bolts Available.
Safety Securing Bolt and Collar
Anchor your road plates securely to concrete or tarmac surfaces using our very effective Road Plate Securing Bolt & Collar. They are simple to use, highly durable, and extremely long-lasting.
Simply drill a 16mm hole in the concrete or tarmac surface directly in the centre of the lifting hole. Once drilled, just place the securing collar in the lifting hole and insert the self tapping bolt. Drive the self tapping bolt through the hole using an impact wrench and within a few seconds the plate will be anchored to the surface. Finally, place a plastic cap over the top to prevent the bolt head from getting dirty.
These road plate securing bolt and collars can be re-used again and again and individual components can be sold rather than the complete set if necessary.
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.
Before placing the metal 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.
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.
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Road Plates Safety
12.5mm or 19mm Steel Plates, to temporarily cover excavations or damaged surfaces, allowing foot or vehicle traffic to pass unobstructed. Because standard steel plates offer low slip resistance, we also offer anti-skid plates that are primed with resin and then coated with bauxite within 3 hours of shot blasting. This rapid application process ensures that the anti-skid coating is durable and offers considerably lower wear rates.
12.5mm thick plates are designed for pedestrian and light vehicular traffic. 19mm thick plates are designed for standard vehicular traffic. The size of the plate required should be determined by a structural engineer or suitably qualified supervisor.
Small/Lightweight materials and equipment will be dispatched by courier to ensure a rapid delivery timetable.
Larger items will be delivered by truck, either by us, or using a third party carrier.
We are able to arrange delivery to your home, premises, or site, at a time convenient to you. We can liaise with your site manager to organise safe and quick offloading where necessary.
Please enquire for more information.