Open trenches, broken pits and displaced manhole covers are all potential dangerous trip and fall hazards.

For instance, in public places including on footpaths and nature strips, there are many utility pits and manholes that have been installed by telecoms, power, water and other utility companies.

At times, due to ongoing civil works, repairs, upgrades or general works, pit covers need to be replaced. If left in state of disrepair or if the works are ongoing, these open pits/holes can be a serious hazard.

In addition, pit covers which are located near or on footpaths, may develop exposed or raised edges, creating additional trip hazards.

Therefore, it is extremely important to cover trenches, damaged pits, raised pit covers and damaged manhole covers with a sturdy, durable and non-slip cover.

The WB Safety trench cover has been designed to cover these dangerous trip and fall hazards and can be used as a trench cover, pit cover, footway board etc. The cover can be a temporary or semi-permanent installation.

The safety trench cover is available in 2 sizes:

  • 1200mm x 800mm – suitable for pits/trenches up to 700mm wide
  • 1600mm x 1200mm – suitable for pits/trenches up to 900mm wide

These versatile safety covers are exceptionally rigid in construction, yet lightweight. The sturdy glass-reinforced composite trench cover maintains performance in the most demanding situations.

Designed primarily for use in street works or construction, the safety covers are made from a single piece of glass-reinforced composite and can support a distributed weight of up to two tonnes.

Therefore, potential trip and fall hazards on the street, footpath and construction site can all be reduced or eliminated with the WB safety trench cover.

This partner content is brought to you by WB. For more information on the WB safety trench cover, please visit

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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