Use of footway boards and road plates

Road plates should be used where it is safe and practical and when doing so would return the traffic flow to normal when works are not being undertaken (e.g. evenings and weekends). Plating should be identified during the initial planning stage and not, as is often the case, be a reactive measure. Ramps must be identified by temporary signage (where appropriate*)

NCC strongly recommend the use of footway boards and road plates to maintain safety for all road users.

Plating of pedestrian routes can also be used to improve pedestrian safety and remove traffic management from the carriageway to maximise the availability of road space for all road users. Works promoters should always try to enable pedestrians to remain safely on the footway if at all possible.

Road plates must be fit for purpose and adhere to the Safety Code. Refer to:

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