Cable Ramps and Hose Ramps
Shop cable ramps and accessories online with Speedy Street Solutions, leading street furniture suppliers in the UK. With us, you will find a range of cable protector ramps in stock for use in temporary and permanent locations. Our cable ramps are manufactured from hard rubber and all-weather polypropylene. Their purpose is to will help to protect your wires and leads your wires and leads from damage whilst also preventing against electric shock and trip hazards.
The Main Purpose of Cable Protector Ramps
As the name suggests, the main purpose of cable protector ramps is to protect cables, wires, and small hoses from passing traffics. They’re designed so they can easily be placed on the floor and connected where necessary. Once laid, you can then lift the lid of a cable ramp and place the cables inside.
Cable ramps are popular for providing simple yet very effective protective solutions to maintaining safety when cables are in the direct path of oncoming traffic. For these reasons, cable ramps are commonly used within construction, utilities, events, and leisure industries.
Uses for Cable Ramps
Due to their practicalities, cable ramps are most used outdoors on building sites or at outdoor events such as festivals, concerts, and fairs. This is mainly due to their ability to reduce trip hazards in high pedestrian traffic zones where cabling is prominent.
Cable ramps don’t require fixing as its own weight is suitable to hold it down. Event organisers running cables from the power source through to exhibition stands. Outdoor events coordinators use it to protect electrical cabling running from generators. Builders, electricians, construction companies will all find our cable ramps useful. Most cable ramps have multiple securing points that improve stability when the ramp is fixed to a hard-standing surface or ground.
Considerations When Buying Cable Ramps
Below we discuss some of the key considerations when buying cable protector ramps/hose protection ramps:
Hard rubber and all-weather polypropylene are the two most common materials used to produce cable ramps. Lighter duty applications may use plastic and foam. The cable ramps available at Speedy Street Solutions are made with hard rubber and polypropylene.
These materials are very durable and boast a high load bearing capacity which is key for events where pedestrian traffic is high. They also have better oil, chemical, fuel and lubricant resistance, along with higher cut and tear resistance, and have a higher abrasion point. They’re also UV stable so it can be used indoors or outside, and have a much broader range of hardness, which means it can be used in a greater variety of applications.
Cable protector ramps (also known as hose protection ramps) are available with grooves to allow the line to pass through them easily and stay protected. These grooves can range in number from one all the way up to five channels for large scale operations. You use these channels to run wires safely through and enclose them within the ramp without becoming a trip hazard. To ensure that you’re choosing a cable ramp with grooves that are the right size, measure your cables and use the largest measurement. This is an important thing to consider when buying cable ramps.
Not only do cable ramps provide protection from trip hazards, but they also allow tidiness of an environment through the reduction of loose and stray wires on the ground which will be secured within the ramp.
Another important factor when buying cable ramps is their weight capacity or load rating - this gives you a clear idea of whether a cable ramp will be strong enough to support the people, vehicles and equipment that will cross it. Here are the standard weight capacities associated with specific traffic types:
- Pedestrian traffic: Light duty up to 1,999 lbs.
- Vehicles: Medium duty, between 2,000 lbs. and 19,999 lbs.
- Large vehicles like forklifts and semi-trucks: Heavy duty, over 20,000 lbs.
- For extremely demanding jobsites: Extra heavy duty, up to 68,000 lbs. per axle
There are many design aspects of a cable ramp which contribute to the final load rating of it. For example, ribs are the barriers between each lead channel. These run the full length of the cable ramp and provide additional vertical support for passing vehicles or pedestrians. The ribs tend to be thicker for cable ramps designed for heavy loads.
Finally, colour is an important factor in your decision. Not just for appearance, the colour of a cable ramp is important for visibility, colour-coordination with certain area marking, and identifying any visible hazard safety symbols.
For example, standard black and yellow is ideal for maximum visibility. A highly visible ramp helps to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
Buy Cable Ramps Today
With years of experience in the industry, no request is too big or small when it comes to manufacturing cable ramps. If you would like more information about our cable ramps, get in touch with our team. You will receive a quick response including a quote for the work you would like completed, our team make sourcing and making street furniture as easy as possible for you. Either contact us on 01904 786861/ 07776 274334 or email us at [email protected]