GRP fibreglass safe access platforms ideal for industrial and commercial environments.
Our access platform systems are suitable for industrial and commercial environments. They are designed to comply with all relevant standards such as BS 4592 & Eurocomp and provide a safe, maintenance free and cost-effective alternative to metal or wooden structures.
GRP is perfectly suited to interior, exterior and aggressive environments where industrial chemicals, acid air or salt air may quickly degrade other structures. Commonly incorporated into new build & refurbishment designs alike, such structures have shown proven in service performance for over 50 years.
Through-colour construction and an optional extra-durable polyurethane surface coating result in an enduring, smart appearance that is highly cost-effective when compared to stainless or galvanised steel/iron.
The relative light weight of the product makes transport, handling and installation far easier than metallic products.
Applications include all general industrial environments. Mid concentrations of inorganic acids & alkalis, access platform walkways, pedestrian bridges, steps & walkways, worker access to machinery, manufacturing plants, marine vessel applications, water treatment works, offshore wind & oil facilities and railway trackside applications.
Constituent profiles are manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO9001:2008, EN13706, EN 13501-1:2007.
Can be fixed to GRP grating platforms, concrete, metal or wooden substrates.
Platforms are assembled by either plain or colour matched rivets or stainless bolt systems and specialist industrial adhesives.
Custom made reinforcement/joining brackets and plates are also deployed.
Typical fixtures to concrete substrates are achieved using expansion anchors (stainless/galvanised or zinc plated) or chemical anchors along with further plates and brackets.
A typical composite platform construction would comprise of a horizontal platform frame, including open mesh or covered GRP grating walking surface, protective GRP hand rail system (including optional kicker plate), structural columns, frame and column bracing.
Access to the platform may be by means of a GRP staircase or a GRP ladder. A GRP staircase would comprise of with the following elements stringers, open mesh or covered stair treads with bolted fastenings, handrail system (top & mid rail, kicker toe plate), wall/floor fixings/supports. A GRP ladder would be a combination of the following elements straight ladder, safety cage, safety gate, landing platform and wall/floor fixings/supports.