A trench cover is a highly versatile and safe means of providing passage, designed for covering apertures, bores or trenches during maintenance, construction and repair projects.
Tricel offers a wide range of trench covers including the Surefoot™
The safety product allows for secure access over and around site excavations both for pedestrians and light vehicles.
Installation is quick and straightforward utilising either fixing pins (ideal for bitumen surfaces) or butyl adhesive developed explicitly for stone or concrete surfaces.
Approved by most local authorities and utility companies, they are a highly cost-effective solution to site safety and access. Moreover, they are fully compliant with Irish and European Legislation regarding safety at road works and best practices in street works.
Our trench covers are available with a badged logo. As we manufacture the sheet moulding compound (SMC) in-house, smaller order quantities are available if required.
If you need a trench cover with an anti-slip edge board, have a look at our Surefoot.
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A trench cover is a highly versatile and safe means of providing passage, designed for covering apertures, bores or trenches during maintenance, construction and repair projects. The safety product allows for secure access over and around site excavations both for pedestrians and light vehicles.
Below is a series of trench cover load capacities outlined concerning trench width:
- 1220 x 800 = 3.5 tonne vehicle load over a 700mm trench
- 1080 x 1080 = 3.5 tonne vehicle load over a 500mm trench
- 1600 x 1220 = 3.5 tonne vehicle load over a 900mm trench
High-resistant Tricel trench covers are available in different sizes and weights depending on your project’s needs:
- 1220 x 800 = 13.5g
- 1080 x 1080 = 17kg
- 1600 x 1220 = 27kg
Surefoot Trench Covers - Edge Board
The Tricel Surefoot Trench Covers or Edge Board are designed for covering holes and trenches during maintenance, construction and repair projects:
Available in two sizes:
- Surefoot 1600: Load rating 3.5 tonne vehicle loading over a 900mm trench
- Surefoot 1220: Load rating 3.5 tonne vehicle loading over a 700mm trench
The leading-edge size is 6mm.
- Surefoot 1600 (1640 x 1260mm) weight = 32.3KGS
- Surefoot 1220 (1260 x 840mm) weight = 17.4KGS
Constructed from SMC,The Tricel Surefoot Trench Covers or Edge Board are tough, lightweight, durable and safe with an easy-to-clean system as an alternative to heavy steel sheets.
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Advantages of Tricel trench covers
- We manufacture our products from SMC, a glass reinforced plastic material, which is exceptionally durable and resistant. Thus, they can bear heavy loads, like light vehicles. They are of high quality as they won’t warp nor delaminate in adverse weather conditions.
- Furthermore, our trench covers offer an anti-slip surface, even when they are wet. Indeed, they exceed the slip resistance required by the Health and Safety Authority. We also raised their central apex to create four upwardly sloping triangular surface panels to allow for water drainage.
- They also have a 3mm leading edge, which reduces the risk of trip hazards.
- Our trench cover products are also straightforward to clean and maintain. Some models are also available with reflective markings, making them the safest products available on the market as they become highly visible.
- Furthermore, our products have no scrap value thus eliminating on-site theft problems.
- Finally, our products follow the national grid specification for footway boards, ramps and road plates.
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Tricel (Killarney) Unlimited Company
Ballyspillane Industrial Estate.
Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 X253, Ireland.
Tel: 064 663 2421