Cheap Trench Cover

When Cheap Ain’t Cheerful: A Health & Safety Nightmare

 

In recent years the trench cover market has seen a rise in cheap composite trench covers. In many ways they look like a typical composite trench cover; they are plastic, yellow and have anti-skid on the surface. However it doesn’t take long for a cheap composite trench cover to look like a health & safety nightmare!

 

Cheap Trench Cover

Oxford Plastics Trench Covers

 

This picture shows a Chinese trench cover that has cracked to reveal a gaping hole in the resident’s driveway. Lucky for this resident, someone quickly came along to replace the defective trench cover with a LowPro 15/10 Driveway Board

 

 

 

 

 

A cheap imitation is just that: an unsuitable mock-up of the original. Oxford composite covers are designed for purpose, like the LowPro 15/10 Driveway Board, or the 12/8 Safe Cover. We test our trench covers over and above the safety requirements to leave our customers feeling full of confidence, instead of full of dread!

 

Feel confident in your work site; be safe and be compliant with Oxford Plastic’s trench covers.

Are Your Footway Boards Compliant?

We tested our Footway Board 12/8 Safe Cover and an available alternative to the latest HAUC 2018/01 Advice Note

 

 

There are many criteria for a Footway Board to be compliant, including that it should:

 

  • Be capable of supporting a working load of 400kg with a deflection of no more than 35mm over the
    design life of the board
  • The ultimate failure load should not be less than 800kg
  • Watch to see which Footway Boards are safe and compliant for Street Works & Utilities

 

Read the full document here: HAUC(UK) Advice Note No. 2018/01 Specification and Operational Requirements for Footway Boards, Driveway Boards, Footway Ramps and Road Plates

As always, if you would like to learn more about our LowPro trench covers and pedestrian hole cover range, click here.

Oxford Plastics trench cover guide infographic

Trench Cover Guide

Use Our Handy Trench Cover Guide to Help You Choose the Correct Trench Cover

 

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Oxford Plastics trench cover guide infographic

 

Oxford Plastics Footway Boards:

 

Oxford Plastics Driveway Boards:

 

Oxford Plastics Road Plates:

 

All of our covers are compliant with the latest guidelines, including: