Pedestrian Trench Covers

The Barricade Company offers Oxford Trench Plates for use on your open trench projects. Designed for pedestrian traffic, they make your jobs safer and reduce the liability of anyone falling into open trenches. Oxford pedestrian trench plates are made of lightweight glass-reinforced composite, have a slip-resistant surface and don’t require any equipment to deploy, unlike heavy steel trench plates.

When Oxford Trench Covers Should Be Used

  • Trenching across a sidewalk, pedestrian path, or bike path.
  • Private property that is open to pedestrian traffic.
  • Cover a removed sidewalk panel.
  • Any situation that requires you to maintain ADA-compliant pedestrian travel.

Features of the Oxford
Pedestrian Trench Plates

  • Molded from a single piece of glass-reinforced composite.
  • Covers trenches with maximum width of 35.4 in.
  • Slip-resistant surface and chamfered edges to prevent tripping.
  • Underside has a ribbed framework for added strength.
  • Can take the distributed weight of a vehicle up to 4,410 lbs.
  • Wide design makes it ideal for sidewalks and driveway access.
  • Anti-slip surface.

Flexible, Versatile, and Easy to Deploy

  • Increased productivity and safety: movement around the job site is quick and easy – plates are easy to handle and will load into work trucks.
  • Equipment utilization is improved: fast, two-man deployment means no heavy lifting equipment is required and downtime is minimized.
  • Mitigate risk: rapid deployment/removal makes it easy to comply with strict entity work times.

Steel Trench Plates VS Oxford Plastics
Pedestrian Trench Plates

Steel Trench Plates

Slippery when wet

Expensive to transport

Expensive to deploy

Time consuming to deploy

Danger to life and limb / liability

Oxford Plastics Pedestrian Trench Plates

Integrated anti-skid surface

1/3 the weight per LF of trench coverage

From storage to job site deployed in a fraction of the time

Manual installation vs. machine – minutes vs. hours

At only 72 lbs, greatly reduced chance of serious injury

The Barricade Company does not recommend Oxford Trench Covers where:

  • Equipment or vehicles might exceed 4,410 lbs.
  • The trench being protected exceeds 35.4”
  • There is uneven ground (changes in grade)
  • On the road where motor vehicles will traverse

For these situations, we recommend our Steel Trench Plates.

Oxford Trench Plate Cover Product Specifications:

  • Color: Yellow 
  • Height: 0.98”
  • Length: 63”
  • Width: 47”
  • Material: Fiberglass
  • Weight: 72 lbs.