Are Your Footbridges Really Safe ?
Various County Councils are responsible for a wide range of services including the safety of pedestrians on footbridges, walkways and paths across their land. After one particular bridge became a slipping hazard, the council turned to GripClad for a long term hazard-free solution.
How We Helped
- Provided anti-slip solutions across footbridges throughout Canal network.
- Helped save the Council money in maintenance and insurance claims
- Protected the public with anti-slip treads over dangerous surfaces
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Tired and neglected wooden slats which had passed their prime needed attention. Most were weak through the rotting process, so a solution to replace was the best course of action.
It was deemed pointless to change like for like as any wooden replacement is likely to rot away again in years to come. Instead, a total structural replacement was needed, together with an enhanced, long-term, slip-resistant surface, especially near canals and lock mechanisms. GRP Composite Grating was chosen for its simplicity and practicality. It won't rot and corrode, it is extremely strong, slip resistant and with good drainage, it is also non magnetic, non conductive and requires no welding to the sub structure.
GRIPCLAD ® Mini-Mesh Grating
The metal framework which was sound, everything was included in this project from the complete replacement of timber slats for GRP Minimesh Grating and all fixings to 26 Footbridges. Our GRP mini mesh gratings was the first choice as it will offer extended service life and real value, plus a slip-resistant surface.
Guaranteed drainage and slip resistant walking surface using GRP Grating. This new grating product adds zero maintenance where these areas will never need to be replaced.
Canal footbridge replacement
"Once we realised that a weather resistance material like GRP Grating was available we re-examined the options and we had no hesitation but to take this route with Gripclad.