Oxford Plastics News & Events

July 30, 2018

With Composite Road Plates Safety is #1

   Dave Balkan, CEO, Balkan Plumbing prefers to use modular composite road plates like the LowPro 23/05 Road Plate instead of outdated steel plates. Are steel road plates safe? When your work crews experience injuries, we’d say not!  The composite Oxford Plastics road plate is much lighter than a steel plate and does not need any heavy equipment like knuckle boom trucks or backhoes. View the full story in the video below:

In Depth on what Makes the 23\05 First in Safety

EasiLift install with 2 crew members

Each section weighs 145lbs, far lighter than a steel plate, and is easier to maneuver with the EasiLift handles. Using a team of 2 workers, rather than expensive heavy lifting equipment, the Road Plate can be carried and installed in minutes.

Anti-slide: Lateral Locks

Underneath the LowPro Road Plate are 2 sets of lateral locks: these locks drop into place when the Road Plate is installed on the trench. The locks sit within the trench on either side to prevent lateral movement. The Road Plate also has provisions for additional securing with anchor bolts.

Anti-slide: Flexi-Edges

In addition to the Anti-slide technology on the underside, the edges of the Road Plate are made of a soft, flexible, rubber material which grips the surface to reduce unwanted movement.


Other Features

No noise pollution: Flexi-Edges

The Road Plate is currently used in residential areas, on roadways and utility sites partially because of its noise dampening edges. The patented Flexi-Edge reduces noise by absorbing sound; the rubber-edges are far softer than steel thus eliminating that harsh, loud clang when traffic drives over the top.

No Cold Patch

Reduce install time when using the road plate: with its FlexiEdges there is no longer a need for a cold patch.


The LowPro 23/05 has a bespoke stillage to make handling, transportation and storage simpler.