Road plates are designed to cover over trenches and other excavations whilst construction crews are digging up roads or pavements, ensuring pedestrians, cyclists or vehicle traffic can safely cross without falling in, minimising risk or injury.

Site Equipment supply a range of road plates in various sizes that offer maximum durability, high levels of visibility and an anti-skid surface as a further option. Suitable for use in a variety of locations, we are able to efficiently supply steel road plates and trench covers to construction and engineering companies, local councils and highways agencies across the UK. Available for hire or purchase.

Further Details

  • Road plates and trench covers available in a range of sizes  (see the data table below)
  • Fully supplied with holding down bolts
  • Stackable for efficient storage 
  • Lifting points in each corner, allowing the plates to be safely raised and lowered into position

Call a member of our team on 01179 828 236 to get competitive hire rates and fast delivery today.

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Trench Covers and Road Plates for hire

Additional Considerations

Road plates require an appropriately qualified person to calculate the required size and thickness of the steel road plate needed. The types and size of traffic should also be carefully considered:

  • For pedestrians: 13mm thickness road plate
  • For vehicles: 20mm-25mm road plate thickness

Road plates and trench covers will need securing to the road surface to ensure they remain firmly in place whilst in use.

We recommend you minimise any change in road level by sinking them into the surface so that they sit flush or by creating a ramp. If this is not possible we encourage you to place clear warning signs to advise of any lip or ridge that could cause a hazard to drivers, cyclists or pedestrians.

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Please contact our nearest depot or call us on 0117 982 8236 to request more information on steel road plates or get a competitive quote.

Our ground protection range also includes turf mats to suit all applications.

Sizes and Dimensions

1.2 x 1.2Steel20012
1.2 x 1.2Anti-Skid21112
1.8 x 1.2Steel37020
2.4 x 1.2Steel49020
2.4 x 1.2Anti-Skid50222
3.0 x 1.5Steel105625
3.0 x 1.5Steel115025
4.0 x 2.0Anti-Skid148025
4.0 x 2.0Steel140025

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