Steel access cover loadings 

All steel covers are manufactured to FACTA loadings in line with the slow moving wheel loads (individual wheel load) of vehicles that are likely to travel over them i.e. 1.5 slow moving wheel load vehicle etc. It is important to establish if the vehicle has a small wheel footprint or if the tyre is pneumatic or solid (for example a forklift truck), as specially reinforced covers are required to account for the reduced cover contact area and the effect it has on the cover.