As specialists in surface drainage, ACO knows what is required to create modern urban pavements. Their new Heelsafe® Anti-slip website now makes it easy for you to ensure safe pavement design. Find out how!
ACO has launched the first Australian website dedicated to pedestrian safe pavement design: www.heelsafe.com.au.
THE ACO WAY
With years of experience in the industry, ACO understand the importance of safety in pedestrian and shared public areas in urban environments. Everything from public domains, community areas, streetscapes, schools, business parks, carparks and private developments require infrastructure that makes these spaces functional and safe for pedestrians, with the added bonus of an attractive outlook.
ACO believes that effective stormwater management will deliver a durable and long-lasting pavement and the use of foot-friendly grates is necessary to ensure pedestrian safety.
FIVE PRINCIPLES THAT UNDERPIN ACO’S PHILOSOPHY ON PEDESTRIAN SAFE SURFACES
- Pavements should be flat and level yet drainable
- Keep the slot size of surface drains to a minimum, without compromising surface water removal
- All surface drain grates should have a slip resistance rating – preferably one that meets the rating of the installed pavement
- Surface drain grates need to be durable and load rated for vehicle traffic and trolleys
- Drains must be secure but accessible for maintenance
With a dedicated range of grate options from ACO, finding the right solution for your project has never been easier, and now, ACO’S dedicated Heelsafe® Anti-slip website can help you to select between their extensive range:
Designer Range | Comprising a selection of pedestrian-friendly grates and continuous slot inlets compatible with the company’s precast modular Polycrete® Channels and fabricated stainless-steel trench drains. Available in a variety of widths, depths, lengths and load rating.
Bespoke Range | A desirable range of bespoke grates that translate well in urban spaces and coordinate with existing structures. The Freestyle selection enables designers to incorporate contextual visual elements into a project by providing the tools to create unique custom designed iron grates that are compatible with ACO’s Polycrete® Channels.
Permeable Pavers | The EcoPanel linear paver is a stormwater trench drain cover of a galvanised steel frame filled with a permeable UV-stable resin-bonded aggregate, producing a durable load-bearing surface for water infiltration. EcoPanel covers are installed into ACO Polycrete® Channels.
Find out which grating solution will work for your next project by visiting www.heelsafe.com.au or call ACO on 1300 765 226