Trench plates and footbridges

Trench plates and footbridges

The Ramp People's extensive range of Trench plates and footbridges ensure pedestrians and vehicles can safely pass over trenches during construction works.

Trench Covers and Footbridges are a perfect way to provide safe access for vehicles and pedestrians across trenches, for example at construction sites during site excavations.

In addition to trench covers and road plates, we offer a range of ground hole covers and general excavation cover plates designed to provide safe access. With their lightweight, yet durable glass reinforced material, these plastic trench covers and road plates make excellent lightweight alternatives to steel as they provide the same strength and durability as steel while being more convenient to use and having no scrap value, so they are less likely to be stolen from construction sites. With our additional interconnecting road plates, you can now extend your trench cover to provide a more versatile solution.

Trench Cover

Buggie safely passing over a trench during construction works

Trench plates and footbridges provide a safe and stable surface for workers to navigate through construction sites. By covering trenches and excavations, they help prevent accidental falls and injuries. Additionally, they improve accessibility and ensure that workers can move equipment and materials without any hindrance, further enhancing overall safety on the site. 

Trench plates and footbridges do not require any installation, simply put them in place and start using. They do include fixing holes if you wish to secure these in place. The plates and covers are provided with a non-slip surface and non-trip edges to ensure the safety of those passing over them.


The Trench Covers & Road Plates are produced from reinforced plastic, making them a much lighter solution than the steel alternatives. In addition, they do not have the scrap value like the metal versions, making them less likely to be stolen during site works. The plastic material also means the covers and plates are suitable to be used in all weather conditions as they do not warp.

Road Plates

The Ramp People's Ramp Road plates are particularly effective in situations where temporary excavations need to be made on roads, such as for utility repairs or construction projects. By using these plates, traffic can continue to flow smoothly over the excavation site, minimizing disruptions and ensuring the safety of both motorists and workers. Please note that this product has a minimum order quantity of five.