Road Plates

Road Plates

Tricel’s road plates have been designed to provide a safe means of maintaining traffic flow during excavation work on roads, where reinstatement of the excavation would be inappropriate at that time.

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Road Plates

Road Plates – Safeguarding Traffic Flow during Road Works


At Tricel, we provide different road plates:

  • Standard road plate
  • Modular road plate
  • PlafeSafe

Our products are designed to allow the passage of most vehicles including HGVs up to the normal weight restrictions. It is important that the recommended installation procedures are followed to ensure both safety and correct usage.

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Standard Road Plate 1400mm x 1200mm

road safety road plate

The road plate measures 1400mm x 1200mm and weighs 47 kg. It is designed to cover trench excavations of up to 700 mm.

Road Plate Benefits

First of all, our road plates are lightweight and thus, easy to lift and to install by just two people. They are easy to clean and maintain also.

Besides, as they are manufactured from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), they are also capable of safely supporting the load of a 44-tonne vehicle loading over a 700mm trench max.

Because it’s made out of plastics, the products have no scrap value thus eliminating on-site theft problems as well. Since this material is strong, the products also neither warp or desalinate in adverse weather conditions.

Finally, thanks to its smart appearance and high safety levels, our product benefits from improved public relations. Indeed, people can see it from afar as it is in yellow for greater pedestrian safety.

Safety Features

Constructed from GRP, our product is designed as an extremely strong, lightweight and durable road plate.

Moreover, thanks to its anti-slip surface, the road plate doesn’t present any risks of trip or slip hazards, even if it gets really wet. Our road plates won’t move either as they are provided with recessed fixing holes at each corner. Anchor pins are available for use with bitumen and concrete surfaces. They can be purchased separately.

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Modular Road Plate


modular road plate The Modular Road Plate offers the same benefits as a full sized road plate and is currently the only system that can be used to cover T Junctions and Spurs. Both the modular system end plate and interconnecting plate can be used with your existing Tricel Road plate. The system is bolted into place allowing the workforce easy access to any part of the trench, whilst reducing the impact of the traffic flow.

Product composition

  • The Modular road plate is constructed from GRP
  • It is a tough, durable, lightweight and easy to clean system

Features and benefits

  • No scrap value
  • 2 man lift – no heavy mechanical lifting equipment
  • Road plates can cover trench excavations up to 700 mm
  • Weather resistant
  • Can be used in conjunction with the Tricel PlateSafe
  • Durable and robust
  • High strength
  • Lightweight – easy to use
  • Non trip
  • Non slip – even when wet
  • Recessed fixing holes provided at each corner
  • Complies with the  ‘Safety at street works’ and ‘Road works code of practice’

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platesafeThe PlateSafe has been manufactured to work with existing Metal Road Plates in operation. It is a robust system which not only secures the metal plate but reduces noise at the same time. This makes the Metal Plates more user-friendly particularly for motorbikes and cyclists.

The PlateSafe is fully recyclable and is suitable for use in most weather conditions including Rain, Heat and Frost.

Product Features

  • High visibility yellow colouring highlights the road plates so motorists are aware of the plate thereby reducing vehicle speeds on approach to the plate
  • More friendlytowards motorbikes and bicycles
  • Dramatically reduces the noise generated from traffic crossing the road plate with less noise from impact
  • Helps hold the road plate in place when anchored using Tricel fixing pins
  • Re-useable
  • No waste
  • Replaces the need to use temp tar
  • No clean-up costs
  • No expensive disposal costs
  • Fully recyclable product
  • Suitable to use in all weather conditions, wet, heat and frost

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Reliable road plates

​Constructed from GRP the regular road plate and modular road plate are designed as tough, lightweight, durable, and easy to clean systems. The Tricel road plates are also approved by Transco, most local authorities and utility companies.

Therefore, Tricel’s safety products are a highly cost effective solution to site safety and access, and are fully compliant with UK & European Legislation.

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Key Features


Our road plates are highly durable as they are tough and weather resistant.

Cost Effective

Tricel’s road plates are easy to install, easy to maintain and re-usable for many years. 

Technical Experts

We are a highly successful multinational corporation with over 60 years’ valuable industry experience.

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Tricel (Killarney) Unlimited Company

Ballyspillane Industrial Estate.
Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 X253, Ireland.
Tel: 064 663 2421