TuffCover is a unique and lightweight temporary manhole cover solution, designed to fit over a standard-sized manhole and withstands a 4-tonne central loading point. TuffCover allows for heavy machinery to drive over the system without concern and ensures that no dirt or debris can fall into the system, preventing drain blockage.
Currently, the problem within groundwork and construction industries is that permanent manhole covers are not installed until near the end of the construction phase.
This is because this allows for a final finish and prevents damage to permanent covers and pipes. However, until this time has reached, the open-access hole presents a hazard to site personnel and vehicles.
With a fact in mind that the number one cause of site accidents are due to slips, trips, and falls, ideally these open-access holes need to be covered.
Current practices to date, involve covering access holes using pallets, sheets of plywood, barriers, or heavy metal plates. However, for each of these solutions, there are problems faced.
Plywood cannot support heavy vehicles or site machinery and this creates both traffic restrictions and reduces the site working area, as well as producing safety concerns on-site and allowing for debris to enter the drainage system.
Metal Plates need to be lifted into place with specialist machinery due to their heavy-duty nature, which is a time-consuming and an inefficient use of manpower. Also, Metal Plates haven’t been tested for maximum load weight and can easily be dislodged.
Also, barriers block off areas of the working site, therefore restricting overall access.
Our TuffCover provides a revolutionary alternative to current practices and provides a heavy-duty solution whilst being lightweight and cost-effective. The system has been manufactured with improved safety in mind, with a key required for removal of the system and is easy to transport by hand, by a single person. TuffCover is a safe and reusable solution for covering voids during construction.
Key Features and Technical Details:
- Size: 750mm x 750mm x 79mm
- Withstands a 4-tonne central loading point
- Material: Contains engineering plastics, nylon – 6 PA22 10G3
- Colour: Maroon
- Easy Installation, one person required
- Safe and reusable