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Enhancing Safety with Durable GRP Walkways: Key Benefits and Applications

In today’s industrial and commercial settings, ensuring the safety of walkways is paramount. One effective solution is the use of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) walkways. GRP walkways offer a range of benefits, from durability to slip resistance, making them an ideal choice for various applications.

What Are GRP Walkways?

GRP walkways are constructed from Glass Reinforced Plastic, a composite material known for its strength and durability. These walkways are designed to withstand harsh environments while providing a safe and slip-resistant surface. GRP is up to 50% lighter than steel, yet offers comparable strength, making it a versatile option for many settings.

Benefits of GRP Walkways

Durability and Strength

One of the primary benefits of GRP walkways is their exceptional durability. GRP is resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and weather, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Unlike traditional materials, GRP does not rust or degrade over time, ensuring a long lifespan with minimal maintenance.

Slip Resistance

Safety is a critical concern in any walkway, and GRP walkways excel in providing slip resistance. The gritted surface of GRP walkways offers excellent grip, reducing the risk of slips and falls. This feature is particularly important in environments where moisture or spills are common, such as industrial plants or marine settings.

Lightweight and Easy Installation

GRP walkways are significantly lighter than steel, which makes them easier to handle and install. This lightweight nature reduces installation costs and time, as heavy lifting equipment is often not required. Elemy offers GRP walkways in various sizes and thicknesses, including 25mm, 38mm, and 41mm solid top gratings, ensuring flexibility in application.

Fire Resistance

GRP walkways from Elemy are designed to meet stringent fire safety standards. They are compliant with ASTM E-84 and BS 476 PT 7 Class 2 for fire retardancy. This fire resistance ensures that GRP walkways contribute to the overall safety of the facility.

Applications of GRP Walkways

Industrial Settings

In industrial environments, where safety and durability are paramount, GRP walkways provide a reliable solution. They can be used in chemical plants, oil and gas facilities, and manufacturing units, where exposure to harsh chemicals and heavy foot traffic is common. Elemy’s GRP walkways are designed to withstand such demanding conditions, ensuring a safe and long-lasting walking surface.

Marine Environments

Marine settings pose unique challenges, including constant exposure to saltwater, which can accelerate corrosion in traditional materials. GRP walkways are ideal for docks, ship decks, and offshore platforms due to their corrosion resistance and non-slip surface. The lightweight nature of GRP also makes it easier to install in remote marine locations.

Commercial and Public Spaces

GRP walkways are not limited to industrial applications. They are also suitable for commercial and public spaces such as parks, pedestrian bridges, and recreational areas. The aesthetic flexibility of GRP allows it to be used in various colours and finishes, including gritted and concave surfaces, to match the surrounding environment.

Elemy’s Commitment to Quality and Safety

Elemy is dedicated to providing high-quality GRP products that meet the highest safety standards. Our GRP walkways are designed with both functionality and aesthetics in mind, ensuring they integrate seamlessly into any setting. Elemy’s GRP products are ISO 9001:2015 certified for quality assurance and comply with BS 4592 and EN 14122 for design and safety.

We offer a comprehensive range of GRP solutions, including open mesh flooring, solid top flooring, stair treads, profiles, and more. Their products are engineered to provide the best value, combining durability, safety, and cost-effectiveness. With over 20 years of experience, Elemy is a trusted partner in delivering innovative GRP solutions.

Explore the wide range of GRP products across the website and contact our expert team for customised solutions tailored to your specific needs.

For further information or to discuss your project requirements, please contact Elemy at 01642 480844 or email


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