Following successful trials carried out in partnership with the local authority in Bristol, Saint-Gobain Pipelines has launched a range of access (manhole) covers designed to make roads safer.
ANTI-SKID comparable with the surrounding road surface – reducing the potential for skids.
Daniel Débois of Saint-Gobain Pipelines says “One of the Department for Transport’s many goals is an increase in road safety and creating a safer infrastructure is seen as one way to do this. Metal covers that are worn smooth by decades of passing traffic pose particular hazards for vulnerable road users like motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders because they have poor skid resistance compared with the surrounding highway and the sudden change of grip can be the cause of serious accidents. As the market leader for access covers, we saw it as our responsibility to develop a product that will help improve the road infrastructure and contribute to increased road safety.”


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