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Fibrelite’s Bespoke Retrofit GRP Trench Covers Provide Long-Term Cost & Time Savings To UK Hospital

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Project Overview

Fibrelite provided a lightweight retrofit replacement for failing heavy concrete trench access covers over an existing oxygen pipework trench at this UK hospital.

Previously installed heavy concrete trench access covers
Previously installed heavy concrete trench access covers
Fibrelite’s lightweight retrofit GRP trench access covers
Fibrelite’s lightweight retrofit GRP trench access covers

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Problem

The previously installed concrete trench access covers over an oxygen pipework trench at this hospital were causing a number of issues due to both their weight and deterioration.
Key issues:

  • The sheer weight of the previously installed concrete covers made them time-consuming and costly to remove and replace, as well as causing health and safety risks.
  • The concrete covers were located on a public walkway and were causing a trip hazard for pedestrians because they had begun to degrade and crack.
  • Potential to decelerate essential maintenance and repair works due to the time required to remove and replace the covers.
A bespoke replacement was required for the previously installed access covers
A bespoke replacement was required for the previously installed access covers
The previously installed heavy concrete access covers had cracked
The previously installed heavy concrete access covers had cracked
Fibrelite covers provide a safe walking surface
Fibrelite covers provide a safe walking surface
The previously installed concrete covers had begun to deteriorate
The previously installed concrete covers had begun to deteriorate

Solution

The Fibrelite technical team attended the site to conduct a full survey, following which they custom designed and manufactured a bespoke retrofit covering solution which fit directly into the existing frames.

Key benefits:

  • All Fibrelite trench access covers can be safely removed and replaced manually by two people, saving time and cost.
  • Quick and painless to install, no need for concrete break out: Fibrelite’s custom manufactured trench access covers were retrofitted directly into the existing frames.
  • Corrosion resistant: Fibrelite’s access covers are unaffected by water, underground gasses and most chemicals.
  • Fibrelite’s anti-slip tread pattern provides a safe walking surface for pedestrians.
Fibrelite’s anti-slip tread pattern, provides a safe walking surface for pedestrians
Fibrelite’s anti-slip tread pattern, provides a safe walking surface for pedestrians
Fibrelite designed and engineered bespoke covers to fit existing apertures
Fibrelite designed and engineered bespoke covers to fit existing apertures
Fibrelite’s lightweight trench covers can safely be removed and replaced manually by two people (Image used for illustration purposes and shows a different installation)
Easy access to trench services using the ergonomically designed Fibrelite FL7 lifting handles (Image used for illustration purposes and shows a different installation)

Results

This hospital now has a trench access covering solution which can be removed and replaced quickly and safely manually by two people and will provide many years of trouble-free service.

Key Fibrelite benefits at a glance:

  • Easy access to trench services using Fibrelite’s ergonomically designed lifting handles.
  • Successful application of the bespoke design solution.
  • Fast installation.
  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Anti-slip/skid surface.

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