Composite access covers
11 January 2016
Fibrelite has developed a range of bespoke, lightweight, composite trench covers to reduce the cost to cover larger openings.
These bespoke covers have recently been installed over access hatches in the platform of a major UK rail station to give quick and easy access to services below platform level.
The covers are lifted regularly, so routine maintenance work can be carried out. The previously installed covers were heavy, concrete infilled covers which proved difficult to remove and presented serious manual handling issues to operatives. Removing the covers was a costly and time consuming process, with specialist lifting equipment often required.
Fibrelite solved the manual handling issues by designing lightweight, composite trench covers in bespoke sizes, supplied complete with aluminium frames.
Fibrelite’s composite trench covers are claimed to offer the best strength to weight ratio in the industry, achieving the BS EN124 B125 load rating required for this application. The covers come as standard with an anti-slip finish.