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Guide to Chapter 8 & Red Book compliant products

Understanding Chapter 8 & the Red Book is essential before starting street works. That’s why Oxford Plastics have put together this overview of what exactly is the Red Book? And what do I need to consider when selecting the right equipment for the job?

Here at Oxford Plastics, we are proud to supply a variety of Chapter 8 and Red Book compliant safety products. These products offer a sustainable, efficient solution for a range of sectors, such as construction sites and streetworks. That’s why we’ve put together this handy animation to show you exactly why you should choose Oxford Plastics as your Chapter 8 and Red Book partner:

Oxford Plastics product range is fully Chapter 8 and Red Book compliant. Streets and highway-works in the UK are stringently managed through these regulations. Chapter 8 and The Red Book outline all you need to know about setting up streetworks, including health and safety requirements, the materials road-facing products can be made from, ballasting requirements and streetworks layouts.

These detailed codes of practice are essential to the design and development of Oxford Plastic’s products, and mean that they can be used confidently in street and highways works, facilities management and on construction sites across the world.

Our Chapter 8 compliant safety products

Strongwall Barrier

This heavy-duty barrier is an absolute must for live work sites. Add the plastic fence panel to create a 2m high anti-climb advanced barrier system for deep site excavations. The high visibility plastic construction is extremely easy to erect and forms a robust parameter.

Avalon Barrier

Available in three sizes for ultimate flexibility, these strong, lightweight barriers fit together in seconds, are supplied with hi-visibility anti-trip feet and can be ballasted for winds up to 60mph.

SafeGate Man Hole Barrier System

This high-visibility portable gate barrier is designed for use around manhole and temporary excavations. The modular design allows for a range of configurations. It is lightweight and easily stored, and can be used with SafeBases for greater stability in high winds.

Highway man cones

The highway man cone is a 2-part high-visibility cone that is ideal for heavy traffic, motorway, contraflow, lane delineation and parking management. The size of the cone varies – depending on the required application. Making it the perfect solution for any streetworks scenario.

EnduraSign & Ballast

Traffic signs are essential for active sites to alert and inform both drivers and pedestrians. These super durable road signs are manufactured from non-crack plastic. The intelligently designed system means they fold flat when not use and when used with the purpose-made ballast, they can withstand all that nature has to throw at them – meaning no more non-compliance fines for fallen over signage.

SupaGrip Ramp

Our anti-slide wheelchair and pedestrian kerb ramps feature our patented Low Pro technology, allowing foot traffic to pass from the kerb into the roadway – reducing unwanted movement and inspiring confidence in the user – no matter what the conditions.

LowPro Trench Cover Systems

For routine utility works and mains replacements, we have a range of Anti Slide Low Pro trench covers, which have been engineered for strength, durability and practicality. Choose from three Low Pro Trench Covers to suit your application – suitable for up to 3.5 tonne vehicles and pedestrians, the LowPro edges grip the asphalt – meaning pinning is rarely needed. And the purpose-made infills mean that a smooth, trip-free surface is maintained – allowing for expansion horizontally and vertically.

Why choose Oxford Plastics

The Oxford Plastics range of site safety products is made from virgin and recycled materials. They feature British Standard reflective materials, and are designed to minimise the risk of harm to pedestrians and vehicle alike. Together, they form the most comprehensive range of intelligently designed and engineered site safety products available anywhere – keeping the public, and the workforce, safe.

Still looking for some advice on which Chapter 8 or Red Book compliant product is the perfect fit for you? Get in touch with our team of friendly experts here at Oxford Plastics today.

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