Steel Road Plates

Road plates are used to provide a temporary, or semi-permanent, safe, flat, secure surface for pedestrians and/or vehicles to traverse. These plates must be designed and placed so as not to present any hazard to pedestrians or road users, including cars, motorcycles, and cyclists.

Steel Road Plates

We supply plain steel road plates, and anti-skid road plates for semi-permanent fitting to concrete, tarmac or any solid surfaces, as well as temporary manhole covers.  We also offer an anti-skid recoating service.

Our anti-skid road plates are coated with resin and Chinese bauxite within 3 hours of shot blasting.  This process ensures that no moisture can settle on the plate prior to coating which is inducive to a longer life of the coating (see: 'Why Do Road Plates Need Shot Blasting?')

Customisation options available include:

  • Custom Sizes
  • Company Logo Stencilling
  • ID Tags Application
  • With Or Without Anti-Skid Coating
  • 10mm, 12.5mm or 19mm Steel Plates

Standard sizes are 2500mm x 1250mm and you can choose between 12.5mm and 19mm thickness for road plates, and 10mm and 12mm for temporary manhole covers..

We now offer a buy back guarantee on our steel road plates. 

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Road Plate TypeSize (L x W)ThicknessPriceNote
Plain Road Plate 2500mm x 1250mm 19mm Enquire Now
*Buy Back Option Applicable
Plain Road Plate 2500mm x 1250mm 12.5mm Enquire Now
*Buy Back Option Applicable
Anti-Skid Road Plate 2500mm x 1250mm 19mm Enquire Now
*Buy Back Option Applicable
Temporary Manhole Cover Plates 900mm x 900mm 10mm or 12mm Enquire Now  

Safety Securing Bolt and Collar

Road plates securing bolt Anchor your road plates securely to concrete or tarmac surfaces using our very effective Road Plate Securing Bolt & Collar. They are simple to use, highly durable, and extremely long-lasting.

Simply drill a 16mm hole in the concrete or tarmac surface directly in the centre of the lifting hole. Once drilled, just place the securing collar in the lifting hole and insert the self tapping bolt. Drive the self tapping bolt through the hole using an impact wrench and within a few seconds the plate will be anchored to the surface. Finally, place a plastic cap over the top to prevent the bolt head from getting dirty.

These road plate securing bolt and collars can be re-used again and again and individual components can be sold rather than the complete set if necessary.

Prices start at £18.00 per set, however discounts can be offered for larger quantities or if you would like to become a distributor.

Only £14 per set when purchased with road plates.

Temporary Steel Manhole Cover Plates

manhole cover platesPrevent manhole covers from getting damaged on site by using temporary steel covers, made from 10mm or 12mm steel plate. Completely customisable to your needs, our plates include welded fitments to ensure solid, stable application. These plates can also be treated with anti-skid coating if required.

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Buy-back Option

In order to reduce your financial burden, we are now able to offer you the option of buying back any steel road plates you purchase from us in bulk. This offer applies to both plain and anti-skid coated steel road plates. What this means is that we can reduce the cost to you of purchasing road plates for short to medium term, and give you piece of mind when a project nears completion. All we ask is that the road plates remain in good overall condition (no serious bends, or fractures of any nature).

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We are also able to arrange the delivery, off-loading and positioning of road plates on your behalf using a forklift truck. We will then anchor the plates down using road plate securing bolts & collars appropriately.

Contact us today on 01283 480 717 for more details.

These following images are from a recent project to cover unused inspection pits. The road plate securing collar and bolt prevents the plate being moved by lateral forces and because they are anchored down, this reduces the risk of personal injury as a tripping hazard.

Road plate positioning
Completed and fitted steel trench plates

What Are Steel Road Plates Used For?

Generally, steel road plate systems are placed to cover trenches or other excavated obstructions which could cause safety issues within a workplace or public area. Plates can be manufactured simply from a certain thickness of plate steel (usually 12.5mm for pedestrian use and 19mm for vehicular use), or also in conjunction with an anti-skid coating.

How To Place Road Plates

Before placing the steel plate, the sides of any excavation must be suitably stable enough to prevent any movement; either by utilising support systems such as trench sheets and props, or by further excavation. Plates must also be fitted to the surface rigidly using securing bolts.

It is vital to ensure plates are either sunk into the ground or a small ramp is created to prevent any possibility of trip hazard, or potential damage to vehicles. If necessary, and depending on the situation, you may be required to place warning signs to notify people of the hazard.

What Are Anti-Skid Road Plates?

Anti-skid road plates are standard plates that are treated with a high-friction aggregate compound used to increase the available friction on the plate. This surface acts to reduce slippage for pedestrians and vehicles in most weather conditions. At Heaton Products, we make certain that there is minimal time between shot-blasting and final surface treatment. This improves the durability and longevity of the plate surface, meaning that the aggregate will remain affixed to the plate for much longer, and will withstand increased levels of attrition.

More Information

Heaton Products are able to provide road plates to any specification your project requires, in any quantity. We can also provide regular re-coating where necessary, and also add custom options to plates including colour, logos, additional fixings and ID tags.

For more information, contact us today on 01283 480 717.

HSE Guidance on using road plates: Click Here

Do you offer price reductions for bulk or combined purchases? For most items, yes. Contact us directly for a quote.

I need this item ASAP, what can you do? We usually are able to offer next day delivery on stock items. The best way to find out is to call us and we'll try to go the extra mile to help you out.

Are you able to install this item for us? Yes, we also offer a delivery and installation service. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

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