Anti skid road plates and steel road plates are available in standard dimensions and bespoke specifications.
Standard road plates dimensions;
  • 6ft x 4ft
  • 8ft x 4ft
Generally, road works and environments where road plates are installed in the proximity of the public and road works, tend to be either 6ft or 8ft anti skid road plate installations.
For customers looking for bespoke specifications, contact us using the form below or direct on – 01744 850 300 or email us at – info@antiskidroadplates.com
All anti skid road plates and steel road plates manufactured and supplied by us are available in any required bespoke specification.
The most common depth for road plates in use within the UK are as follows;
  • ½” – 6ft x 4ft road crossing plate
  • ¾” – 8ft x 4ft road crossing plate
Road plates we manufacture are available in ½”, and ¾” depths. Bespoke specifications are also available on request.
All anti skid road plates we manufacture and supply have been manufactured using the revolutionary, industry leading, Rocbinda High Friction, Skid Resistant Surfacing System.
St Helens Plant (AntiSkidRoadPlates.com) is an approved and accredited installer of the Rocbinda High Friction Surfacing System  and manufacturer of anti skid road plates and steel road plates.
Anti skid road plates and steel road plates we fabricate are done so in accordance with all BBA, ISO and HAPAS regulations and legislation.
On hand, ready and waiting for selection is over 26 various aggregates, alongside a wide range of protective paint finishes, a popular choice for providing additional protection and longevity to the steel edges of road plates.
We also provide various branding and customisation options including; welding services where ID numbers and batch codes can be welded onto the road plates. Spray painted logo customisations are also available basic logos can be added on top of the aggregate anti-slip surface.
Anti skid road plates and steel road plates manufactured by St Helens Plant are available in any desired specification, width, length or depth.
For more details or to discuss your requirement contact us on – 01744 850 300 or email us at – info@AntiSkidRoadPlates.com
Every anti skid road plate and steel road plate we manufacture, supply, repair or recondition – is vigorously tested and verified to meet with all BBA, HAPAS and ISO legislation.
All road plates manufactured and supplied by us, not only meet, they exceed all required UK and EU safety standards;
Anti skid road plates manufactured by St Helens Plant, conform to –
  • Type 1 BBA Approved High Friction Surface
  • ISO 9002, BBA Approved
Steel road plates we manufacture and supply, conform to –
  • ISO 9002, BBA Approved

<<< View ISO Certification >>>

<<< View BBA and HAPAS Accreditation >>>




Anti skid road plates and steel road plates must be moved and handled with care alongside the mechanical assistance of a forklift or a crane. It is not recommended to manually handle road plates due to their size and weight, doing so, is at your own risk.
Anti skid road plates and steel road plates must always be maneuvered into position with mechanical assistance. Once in the correct location and position the road plate can be lowered to the ground and secured.
Securing or fixing road crossing plates to a road surface is done so by using the anchorage points located at each corner.
Where and when applicable, tapered edge ramps / toe ramps must also be installed and securely fixed to avoid displacement or movement.
Where and when applicable, handrails and guardrails must also be installed. This will not be required in all situations, however; events and public areas may require additional safety measures.
All road plates, steel or anti skid are required bylaw to be securely fixed to the road surface to avoid any movement, accident and injury. It is also a requirement by law, all authorities and or, contractors must also incorporate regular in-service checks ensuring the road plates are in a fit for working condition and free of any defects, damage and remain securely in place.



Road Plates, steel or anti-skid treated should not be handled by one person. Appropriate lifting equipment must be implemented for loading, unloading and installation.
Anti skid road plates and steel road plates must be removed from area of installation using the appropriate cranage or lifting equipment. Road plates must then be stowed correctly for transport, stacked one on top of the other, with 4″x 3″ battens placed between the plates to prevent aggregate and edge defects and damage.
Anti skid road plates and steel road plates must be stored correctly when not in use. Failure to do so, will result in defects and damage – rendering your road plate unfit for purpose.
Road plates, whether that be steel or anti skid should be stowed in the following manner;
Road plates should be stacked neatly when not in use on a suitable, firm level surface
Road plates should be stacked on top of each other, with 4’ x 3’ battens in between each road plate
Road plates should be mechanically maneuvered using cranage or a forklift
Road plates should be regularly checked for damage or defects and kept in a dry area
Other tools, equipment and machinery should not be stored on top of, or leaning against road plates in storage – this will cause warping and damage over time
We also recommend road plates are kept in a secure, lockable area – ideally undercover to help preserve longevity and condition when stored.
Anti skid road plates should be stacked as detailed above, before being securely chained to the transport vehicle. Road plates must be securely fastened to prevent any movement and damage during transit. We strongly advise time is taken to correctly load and secure your road plates – steel edges of road plates can become easily bent, warped and damaged during transit. 



1. Introduction

Road plates must be the correct size for the intended purpose. If using more than road plate, ensure there is equal overlap of at least 1 foot over any pavement, with edges properly secured into the ground. Countersink road plates when necessary to prevent any uneven roadways.

2. Installation

Road plates should be hoisted into position with the mechanical assistance of either a forklift or a crane. Once hoisted off the transport vehicle and lowered into position, the road plate must be securely anchored to the ground using securing collars and self tapping bolts.

3. Securing Road Plates

Road plates are secured to concrete or tarmac by drilling a 16mm hole through the center of the lifting hole (anchorage point), inserting the securing collar, followed by the self tapping bolt. The road plate should be tightly anchored to the ground, with no movement possible.

4. In Service Checks

While road plates are in use, daily checks must be conducted to ensure no damage, defects, sinking or warping. Where applicable, the condition of any roadways and trench walls – must also be re-evaluated on a daily basis.

5. Stacking and Handling

Road plates must be stacked and stowed correctly when not in use. This involves, stacking road plates aggregate side up, one on top of each other with 4′ x 3′ battens placed between each road plate. Storage should be secure, dry and regular inspections conducted.

6. Transport and Storage

The moving, handling and transporting of road plates must be done with mechanical assistance such as; a crane or forklift. Road plates should be transported in a suitable vehicle, stacked as detailed above and chained while in transit.

ISO Registered

St Helens Plant is fully ISO approved and accredited manufacturer of non-mechanical equipment.

BBA Approved

BBA approved manufacturer of road plates suitable for public roads, motorways and streets. BBA approved airside road plates, also available.


For customers seeking Skid Resistant finishes, a vast array of 26 aggregates is on hand waiting for selection! For customers seeking Skid Resistant finishes. For customers seeking Skid Resistant finishes, a vast array of 26 aggregates is on hand waiting for selection!

NOTE: Many small companies within the industry have decided to help themselves to images of St Helens Plant road plates. These are not the road plates these companies manufacture or supply, as shown with the unique STHP hole pattern. All images and content on this site are protected by Intellectual Property Rights – do not steal and copy, legal action will be taken.