Safety Grating Solutions for Every Industry

Safety Grating Solutions for Every Industry

Reinforced Safety Grating made from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), is a composite of materials that is stiff, strong and can withstand compression such as being walked or driven over. This versatile range can benefit a number of different industries or sectors and is useful for its strength, non-slip properties, ease of installation and cost-effectiveness too – it certainly ticks all the boxes.


Reducing Risk

In construction GRP has many applications, but perhaps most importantly, it’s used to help keep tradesmen safe whilst working on-site.

SMD’s VoidSafe™ Protection System has been hugely successful since it was launched.

Where the construction programme dictates voids to be left open, VoidSafe™ is the solution. From building construction to site maintenance and even man holes and trenches, you can cover the void safely and securely.


  • Less risk of void falls
  • Slip-resistant surface
  • Can be left in place after build completion
  • Installed at time of metal decking installation
  • Fire resistant
  • Non-conductive


Pontoons and Jetties

With a gritted anti-slip surface, GRP is perfect for wet areas. Not only does it provide a practical, low-maintenance option, but it’s also a cost-effective way of replacing traditional materials such as timber.

GRP is a modern solution that does not rot or corrode, and has a high resistance to chemicals and algae. Many in the marine industry have already found it to be an ideal alternative and are experiencing the benefits.

Whether it’s building or pontoon or walkway, to creating safe areas around chemicals for service points or fuelling stations, consider using GRP.


  • High load capacity
  • Non-slip coatings available
  • Fire resistant
  • Non-conductive
  • Easy to cut and shape


Walkways and Bridges

There are plenty of risks associated with the industrial sector. GRP is an ideal replacement for traditional steel grating walkways.

With large industrial buildings full of employees, sometimes working high on steel walkways, there can unfortunately be slips and falls. GRP can be used as an alternative for these walkways, as well as internal and external stairwells and even the main areas in front of machines or equipment.

It can be particularly useful for utilities such as electrical and water treatment plants.


  • Non-corrosive
  • Slip-resistant
  • Long-life
  • Can be coloured to identify area safety


Access and Platforms

One of the benefits that is particularly helpful to the rail sector is the ability to colour the GRP panels.

Service zones can be easily identifiable by using one of the brighter colours such as yellow, and blue has been used by rail clients in the past on access holes on the side of the tracks.

Don’t forget, that the GRP panels can also be cut to custom sizes, so no matter how small the void, we can provide a solution to suit you.


  • Different colours available
  • Highly durable
  • High load capacity
  • Ideal when drainage is essential