The Briton access covers range from iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading materials company Saint-Gobain, is now accredited to meet the exacting requirements of F900 for heavy duty loads, passing the most stringent level of the British Standards’ (BS) EN 124:1994.
Group 6 – the top level of the standard – stipulates that access covers and gratings must be able to withstand up to 90 tonnes of static load. Certified by the British Standards Institute, the accreditation means Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s Briton range is now suitable for sites where exceptionally heavy loads are the norm, such as airports and docks and is available in a range of clear opening sizes including 600mmx600mm, 675mmx675mm, 1220mmx685mm and 1840mmx685mm.
Paul Thompson, marketing manager – municipal castings of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, commented: “We are pleased to announce that our Briton access covers range now complies with the most stringent level of the BS EN 124:1994 standard, successfully passing a series of assessments and tests overseen by the British Standards Institute. Developed at our Holwell site in Melton Mowbray, customers can feel confident in the capabilities of a system which can safely withstand loads of at least 90 tonnes, guaranteeing a high level of quality and durability.”