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Steel Road Plates

Durable, stackable road plates and trench covers in a variety of sizes

  • Provides increased safety to both public and workers
  • Lifting points in each corner
  • For hire or purchase
  • Supplied with holding-down bolts
  • Nationwide delivery


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

Site Equipment Limited supply steel road plates in various sizes that offer maximum durability, high levels of visibility, and which are suitable for use in a variety of locations.

We also offer anti-skid road plates for maximum friction.

We can supply steel road plates and trench covers to construction and engineering companies, local councils and highways agencies across the UK — both for hire and purchase.

  • Road plates and trench covers available in a range of sizes (see the specification tab above)
  • Stackable for efficient storage
  • Lifting points in each corner, allowing the plates to be safely raised and lowered into position


Both steel and anti-skid 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.

Dimensions and weights

m kg mm
1.2 x 1.220012
1.8 x 1.237020
2.4 x 1.249020
3.0 x 1.5105625
3.0 x 1.5115025
4.0 x 2.0140025

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