Award-winning UK manufacturer recognized in site security/safety category
Oxford Plastics exhibited its road plates – which ensure the safety of contractors, pedestrians and vehicles during utility, cabling and maintenance projects – at Preventica 2015 in Toulouse, where the product received the Innovation Award in the site safety category.
Made from composite materials and much easier and safer tomaneuver than heavy steel plates, Oxford Plastics road plates can simply be lifted into place by two people, eliminating the need for heavy lifting equipment – yet they are strong enough to withstand the weight of a 96,000lbs truck and comply with the AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) HS20-44 standard.
The plates feature an integral flexible edge made from a PVC compound, which acts as a noise dampener when vehicles drive over them, providing the ideal solution to noise pollution in urban areas caused by the knocking of steel plates.
Popular with utility firms, this innovative product is particularly successful in allowing the temporary re-opening of carriageways during the rush hour to reduce traffic delays. As a modular system which can be locked together to create a range of sizes, the plates also offer flexibility to suit each specific situation.
This is just the latest recognition for this innovative product, which previously scooped the Innovation Award in the public and roadworks section at the Salon des Maires exhibition in Paris in 2012.
Oxford Plastics exhibited a range of its safety products at Preventica 2015 as it continues to innovate to reduce risk in the workplace at roadworks, building sites and events around the world.
The company works closely with customers and end users to meet their needs and solve key challenges in areas of safety and compliance, constantly listening to customer feedback and innovating to develop new products.
Oxford Plastics will return to France in October to exhibit a selection of its products at Preventica in Lyon.
Peter Creighton, Business Development Director for Oxford Plastic Systems, says: “We are delighted to have won yet another award for our innovative road plates, which are leading the way in reducing risk for contractors, pedestrians and vehicles at roadworks and building sites.
“In a world of more stringent health and safety controls, the core strength of our business is innovating to solve safety issues for our customers, and we are committed to providing products that meet the needs of end users and are engineered for safety.”