The state of the UK’s roads is well known, but with the addition of steel road plates, you can ensure that vehicles and heavy plant have no problems accessing job-sites via even the worst condition public and private roads.
We have steel road plates in large sizes, typically from 6′ x 4′ up to 8′ x 4′, but including even larger 12′ x 6′ steel plates if required.
At up to an inch thick, they are capable of covering over potholes and other road surface damage, as well as open trenches on active groundwork sites, so tracks and wheels can pass over unimpeded and pedestrians are not at risk of tripping or even falling into an open ditch.
The need for this kind of protection is greater than ever – in March 2018, the latest ALARM report (Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance) from the Asphalt Industry Alliance found that the total length of UK roads whose surface could fail completely within the next 12 months is enough to drive almost once around the globe.
Nearly 25,000 miles of road surface is in urgent need of essential maintenance within a year, while 20% of the nation’s entire road network is in such a poor state that it is expected to fail unless repair work is carried out within the next five years.
This represents a significant threat to all kinds of heavy haulage vehicles, as the Road Haulage Association warned following the publication of the survey.
RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Local roads where hauliers make their last-mile deliveries are often in a poor state and the damage they can cause to HGVs – in particular to their suspension systems – can be considerable.
“More potholes means more breakdowns, more roadworks and more delays.”
Whether you are carrying out work on public roads in a poor state of repair, or on private land where potholes and other uneven surfaces are a concern, steel road plates can create a temporary, high-quality surface.
Their excellent resistance to the heaviest vehicles and most rugged of tyres and tracks makes them the first choice for all kinds of active work sites, preventing vehicle damage and keeping activity running on schedule.