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Why Should I Choose A Heel Guard Grate?

Deciding whether a Heel Guard Grate is suitable for you? In this blog, we discuss what a Heel Guard Grate is and how they can benefit your next drainage project.

A Heel Guard Grate is commonly used in high traffic pedestrian areas such as pathways, paved areas and public walkways. They are designed with safety in mind for pedestrians to lessen the risk of fall and injuries when wearing heels!

Not only do they provide an effective drainage system, but they are also curated to withstand the weight of both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

RELN offer a range of Heel Guard grates for the Surfacewater range.

Features & Benefits
• Pedestrian safe option
• Available in Black Plastic or Ductile Iron
• Anti-slip grate options available, which contain high grip aggregate for wet non-slip properties.
• Prevents your drainage system from being blocked by any leaves or debris
• Aesthetically pleasing to enhance the outdoor appearance of your home

We recommend our Heel Guard Grates for the following applications:
• Paths
• Paved areas
• Driveways
• Public walkways

RELN Heel Guard grate is interchangeable within all 100mm profile Channel Drain ranges, including Storm Drain, Storm Mate, Rain Drain, Rain Drain Trade and Rain Mate. Easy to remove, simply insert a screwdriver into the side of the grate and lever out of the channel.

Contact us today to learn more about our Heel Guard products.

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CLASS LOADING TABLE

Class Loading Typical Use Nominal Wheel Loading kg Serviceability Design Load kN Ultimate Limit State Design Load kN
icon RESIDENTIAL Non-rated usage. Designed for residential applications such as pathways and driveways. N/A N/A N/A
icon CLASS Areas (including paths) accessible only to pedestrians and pedal cyclists and closed to other traffic. 330 6.7 10
icon CLASS Areas (including paths and light tractor paths) accessible to vehicles (excl. commercial vehicles) or livestock. 2670 53 80
icon CLASS Malls and areas open to slow moving commercial vehicles. 5000 100 150
icon CLASS Carriageways of roads and areas open to commercial vehicles. 8000 140 210
icon CLASS General docks and aircraft pavements. 13 700 267 400
icon CLASS Docks and aircraft pavements subject to high wheel loads. 20 000 400 600
icon CLASS Docks and aircraft pavements subject to very high wheel loads. 30 000 600 900

RESIDENTIAL

  • Non-rated usage. Designed for residential applications such as pathways and driveways.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

CLASS

  • Areas (including paths) accessible only to pedestrians and pedal cyclists and closed to other traffic.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    330

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    6.7

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    10

CLASS

  • Areas (including paths and light tractor paths) accessible to vehicles (excl. commercial vehicles) or livestock.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    2670

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    53

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    80

CLASS

  • Malls and areas open to slow moving commercial vehicles.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    5000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    100

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    150

CLASS

  • Carriageways of roads and areas open to commercial vehicles.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    8000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    140

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    210

CLASS

  • General docks and aircraft pavements.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    13,700

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    267

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    400

CLASS

  • Docks and aircraft pavements subject to high wheel loads.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    20,000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    400

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    600

CLASS

  • Docks and aircraft pavements subject to very high wheel loads.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    30,000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    600

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    900