GRP walkway provides safe access for general cleaning and maintenance purposes. These fall protection systems can be used as a collective measure when installed with handrails to guard hazards, which is the preferred method should working at height not be avoided.
This walkway can also be used in conjunction with a cable or track system in restraint or fall arrest.
GRP walkway boasts low electrical & thermal conductivity, UV stability and is extremely robust. No welding makes for easy on site assembly, and can be designed to incorporate steps and ladders to provide a full access system.
All systems benefit from a non-slip tread design providing all weather access with non-penetrative fixing options eliminating leakage points. These systems must be inspected by a suitable working at height Specialist Company a minimum of every 12 months.
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Glass reinforced polymer (GRP) gratings offer an attractive combination of mechanical & physical properties and are a proven, ideal replacement for steel & aluminium gratings. They are available in a wide variety of structural, chemical & dimensional variants making them suitable for installations in all industrial & commercial environments.
GRP walkways comply with the following standards:
- Health & Safety requirements in relation to working at height and CDM 2007 responsibilities for those required to be on the roof
- BS 5395 and Building Regulations (Document K).
Testing/Inspection Standards & Frequency
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 – minimum of every 12 months by a working at height specialist company
GRP walkways are available in a range of materials and finishes:
- GRP ‘Glass reinforced polymer’
- Available in a wide variety of colours
GRP Gratings are produced by two distinct manufacturing processes to offer either Moulded or Pultruded variants. Both types are composite products and combine fibreglass strands with thermosetting resins to form extremely strong panel structures.
It is beneficial to all industries whether it be chemical, pharmaceutical, offshore or leisure for use in many applications like platforms, floorings, walkways, trench covers, ramps and cable trough covers.
GRP walkways can be used on any good quality structure which is capable of withstanding the additional loading exerted by the system.
GRP walkways are also known as:
Plastic walkway, plastic access walkway, non-conductive walkway
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
- Hotels / Leisure
Available Materials & Finishes
GRP ‘Glass Reinforced Polymer’