Safety & Access

Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)

GRP is not a "new" product but has recently emerged as a great solution to many Safety and Access requirements. It is particulary suited to areas that require a barrier, flooring or additional grip due to high footfall. Being able to purchase GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) in this wide variety of forms ensures it is an effective choice for a diverse range of industries and sectors.

Simply, GRP is made up of Glass Fibres, Resin, Additives and Colouring.

The main strengths of GRP are that it is:

  • Corrosion Resistant and Hardwearing
  • Flexible with excellent Impact Absorption
  • Strong and Lightweight
  • Fire and Chemical resistant
  • Low ongoing maintenance costs
  • Visually asthetically pleasing

Typical applications of GRP are:

  • Handrails and Walkways (both modular and pre-fabricated)
  • Trenches
  • Overhead Gantries
  • Work Stations
  • Cooling Towers
  • Platforms
  • Crossing Points and Structures

It is particulary suited to industries such as:

  • Railways and Highways
  • Automotive Manufacture and Engineering
  • Offshore and Renewables
  • Food Manufacture and Production
  • Waste Management and Bulk Materials Handling
  • Power Generation industries

We can supply a wide range of GRP components, just some of these are:

  • Flooring - Moulded Gratings
  • Treads - Tread Plate
  • Handrailing and Ladders (including gates)
  • GRP Structual sections (for permanent and temporary structures)
For more information about the extensive range of Safety and Access we can supply please contact our dedicated Safety and Access team below or ask your local depot sales contact for more details. If you have a question remember to check in with our live chat team.
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