Commercial or Residential Inspection Pit Safety Covers
Creating Safe Garage Inspection Pits
A deep pit left uncovered is a potential hazard. Oil spills and other mechanical fluids can cause slips, which can lead to injuries if the pit is not covered. Additionally, if a garage is poorly lit, or has cars suspended, an uncovered garage pit can present even more prevalent workplace hazards.
Garage pits come in all shapes and sizes, as well as depths – and they aren’t just for cars. Whether for HGVs, coaches, or even locomotive and railway needs, garage inspection pits need a durable, high-quality cover to protect staff and visitors.
A GRP Grating Vehicle Inspection Pit offers increased safety and product longevity over wooden planks. Our inspection pits come in 38mm and 50mm pitch, and our service and product advice goes above and beyond every other competitor.
Key Garage Health & Safety Statistics
- There have been over 7000 injuries and 33 deaths in the motor repair industry in the last five years (HSE)
- 20% of all injuries in the motor repair industry come from slips and trips (HSE)
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Why GRP Grating is the Solution You Need
Using durable GRP isophthalic open mesh grating solves this problem in more ways than one. Not only does it allow for better cleaning, visibility and storage, you also allow for ventilation into the garage pit, and better chemical resistance, as well as fire safety.
Our GRP, isophthalic, anti-slip, open mesh grating is the ideal and practical solution, not only because it is lightweight, but because it is strong enough for pedestrian traffic.
GripClad’s GRP Grating Specifications
Our GRP products are fire retardant to ASTM E84. We also adhere to BE EN ISO 14122 ‘permanent means of access to industrial equipment’ and BS4592 ‘industrial flooring, walkways and stair treads’ regulations.
Our GRP gratings are all manufactured to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standards. Available in:
- 38mm Thick Gritted Anti-Slip (Mesh 38/38mm, Pitch - 32/32mm and Internal Square Opening) - Weight: 1m2 = 19.5kg
- 50mm Thick (Mesh 50/50mm, Pitch – 42/42mm and Internal Square Opening) - Weight: 1m2 = 23.5kg
Why Wooden Planks Don’t Cut it Anymore
Some garages still use traditional wooden planks to cover inspection pits, which can easily splinter, rot under the amount of liquid found in a garage, and may not be suited to hold significant weight. Wood is also very hard to keep clean as it absorbs any liquid on it.
Wooden planks are also heavy and cumbersome to move around, and storing them must be done carefully to avoid damage and damp collection.
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GRP Safety Floor Grating on Inspection Pit
They said:"GRP Grating from GripClad has to be the most practical product for this application, strong, lightweight, slip resistant, what more do you need?" Mark Walters, MD
An Anti-Slip GRP Solution for Garage Inspection Pits
To achieve total safety around vehicle inspection pits, anti-slip GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) grating can be installed with side ramps or in the majority of cases the grating covers simply slot into a rebated ledge/bearer.
GRP garage covers are lightweight to lift out and strong enough to take heavy weight. We recommend our Open Mesh GRP Grating thickness at 38mm or 50mm.
We can cover Bus & Coach Pits, Truck, Trailer & HGV Pits, Wide Bodied Vehicle Pits, Railway & Locomotive Pits. DVSA ATF Testing Pits right down to the humble Home Garage Pit. Delivered in 1000mm sections, it is ready to simply lay down when the pit is not in use and easy to lift out as and when required. Another benefit is that there is virtually zero maintenance.
Benefits of GripClad’s GRP Floor Grating
- Lightweight and easy to lift and shift
- Safe anti-slip walking surface
- Cut to manageable size and easily slotted and laid
- If no angle, use our ramp edging
- Anti-slip surface
- Neat and tidy look