Fabweld Steel Products has retained its top-level industry accreditation for one of its most innovative products. FSP has secured the prestigious British Standards Institution Kitemark for its SOLO SLIDE™ for a further three years until 2022.
The SOLO SLIDE, part of FSP’s FAB PAVE™ range, is a recessed cover and frame that features a unique lifting mechanism. It is designed to be filled with material to blend in with the surrounding area and has been used in locations that demand a high quality finish including Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. SOLO SLIDE is manufactured in high grade mild steel to ensure stability under load and longevity, with tapered covers and a flush soffit to ensure the cover can be removed easily from the frame.
The range is made to order and configurable, up to spans of 1000mm c/o and a maximum cover width of 400mm, with infinite lengths for duct runs. SOLO SLIDE comes in standard sizes and depths but FSP’s in-house design team can create non-standard sizes and depths that can be manufactured rapidly at little extra cost.
SOLO SLIDE also has BS EN 124 certification to meet European standards to A15 and B125 loads.
An A15 rating certifies it is capable of withstanding a 1.5 tonne test load, so it is suitable for use in areas where only pedestrians have access.
B125 relates to access covers and gratings capable of withstanding a 12.5 tonne test load, making SOLO SLIDE suitable for use in car parks and pedestrian areas where only occasional vehicular access is likely.
Fabweld Managing Director Richard Hilton said: “The retention of the BSI Kitemark is testament to our team’s dedication in maintaining quality for our customers.
“The Kitemark is an instantly recognisable symbol that tells people, at a glance, that this is something that reaches the highest possible quality and safety standards in its field. It is especially gratifying as the SOLOSLIDE was a product that came from our own research and development.”