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Anti Slip Solutions

As the claim culture takes a grip on the UK it is imperative that authorities and Utilities ensure all their facilities are adequately suitable for the job intended. According to the HSE slips and trips cost employers £500 million every year. In over 15 years of testing covers in roads and foot-ways Devon council identified most covers in Pedestrian areas are classed as having a high or moderate potential for slipping. Specifications are increasingly concerned with the anti-slip properties of an access cover and the highways agency have acknowledged this in their updated HA104/09 Chamber tops and gully tops: installation and maintenance specification, click here to view the specification. The recently introduced BS9124 specification for covers over 1000x1000mm clear opening also state a minimum slip resistance factor for covers to achieve.

Slippery surface signFabweld Steel Products has been researching this area for the past few years and acknowledged the need to revolutionise designs. We have prepared for the legislative changes by developing the FAB GRIP range of access covers. The unique coating process can be suited to various environments and a colour can be chosen to blend or contrast with the surrounding area. If the adjoining vicinity of the cover is also a slip hazard the coating can be also applied where necessary.

When tested by BBA the surface gave a polished slip resistance value of over 70 which indicates a very low potential for slipping. As the covers are fabricated and made to order they have a further advantage of being cost efficient for any bespoke size and loading requirement. Rapid lead times ensure the covers can be manufactured and delivered direct to site with an unparalleled customer service.

Because of our expertise in this area we can also give technical advice on any area of concern and if necessary design an application suitable for purpose.

For information on recent projects view our case studies

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Why use us

Fabricated access cover trade association members (FACTA)
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Click here to view FACTA specifications

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