Unique access covers receive Kitemark
A recessed access cover with a unique lifting mechanism has received top-level industry accreditation.
The SOLO SLIDE™ – a recessed cover and frame that can be filled with material to blend in with the surrounding area – has received the prestigious British Standards Institution Kitemark along with the BS EN 124, which certifies it meets European standards, to A15 and B125 loads.
An A15 rating certifies it as capable of withstanding a 1.5 tonne test load, so it is suitable for use in areas where only pedestrians have access. B125 relates to access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 12.5 tonne test load, making SOLO SLIDE™ suitable for use in car parks and pedestrian areas where only occasional vehicular access is likely.
The SOLO SLIDE™ is manufactured by Fabweld Steel Products at its base in Telford in the West Midlands and is part of its FAB Pave range. A unique feature is an ergonomically designed key that allows for single person operation.
The product in manufactured in high grade mild steel to ensure stability under load and longevity, with tapered covers and a flush soffit to ensure the cover can be removed easily from the frame.
Fabweld managing director Richard Hilton said: “The Kitemark and the BS EN 124 certification gives further peace of mind to our customers that they are buying a product that meets the stringent standards set by both accreditations.
“The SOLO SLIDE™ is one of the most in demand products within our extensive FAB Pave range because of the quality finish it offers and the ease of use once installed. It is already installed in cities across the UK, including key locations in London such as Tower Bridge and in Trafalgar Square where a high quality aesthetic finish was required.”
The range is made to order and configurable, up to spans of 1000mm c/o and a maximum cover width of 400mm, with infinite lengths for duct runs.
SOLO SLIDE™ comes in standard sizes and depths but Fabweld’s in-house design team can create non-standard sizes and depths that can be manufactured rapidly at little extra cost.
It is also available with other options including configurable sizes, lockable, with mesh in the base for epoxy resin mortar, 70-150mm in tray depth to accept a wide range of materials and with unique identification.