The term “heel proof” refers to grates having holes that are no larger than 8mm. The meshes on the grates are designed to avoid penetration of heels. It also prevents penetration of other objects such as walking sticks, wheels or baby strollers. The heel proof grates are used mostly in pedestrian applications.
Heel guard grates used in pedestrian applications are designed to resist the penetration of 10mm heels. These grates have meshes with spacing that does not create an obstacle for heels but also for wheelchairs, walking sticks etc.
Heel proof grates are suitable for application in trench drains. They can also function as manhole or access covers. Galvanised grates prevent sewage and stormwater drainage from getting clogged due to fallen trash or debris. Heel safe grates have become popular and they are especially best for areas that receive a lot of foot traffic, such as malls, parks, footpaths, residential areas or streetscape areas.
Galvanised, heel proof grates are coated in a layer of zinc which makes them durable and resistant to rust or corrosion. It lasts longer compared to non-galvanised grates. These grates can withstand heavy loads without breakage so it can also be used in driveways where vehicles pass over.
Grates with regular sized holes can pose as obstacles for pedestrian lanes. They pose a potential hazard to people wearing heels and also to people using wheelchairs, walking sticks or baby strollers. Heel proof, galvanised grates help to make pedestal areas accessible to all without creating obstacles.
Galvanised grates are sturdy and resistant to rusting, corrosion or high heat. This makes them cost-effective and ideal for commercial or civil projects. They can withstand heavy loads without breaking, so it does not require constant replacement.
Heel safe grates can be designed according to the customer’s preferences and the hole sizes are customizable to suit different sizes. To inquire about customizations and design specifications, call us at 1300 325 526 or email at email@example.com today.