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Approvals and Certification

Tested and proven

Wrekin are closely involved with independent industry leading assessment bodies. Our manhole covers, access covers, gully grates and geosynthetic solutions have been recognised by numerous external bodies for their exceptional quality and performance which is proven in test results and real-world applications.

Wrekin were the first company to have all its ductile manhole covers and gully grates Kitemarked by the British Standards Institute to the BS EN 124-2:2015 standard. Our speed and success in securing third party certification confirms our position as the industry leader. We have historically worked closely with the relevant bodies to lead the creation of new standards, directing the industry toward and a safer and more sustainable future.

Manufacturer certification

Industry bodies

  • LCRIG
  • RSTA
  • Street Works UK
  • UVDB
  • Trees & Design Action Group
  • IGS UK (International Geosynthetic Society)

Testing

BSI is pleased to confirm Wrekin Products as the first company to achieve the coveted BSI Kitemark to BS EN 124-2:2015, the standard for gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian use. Through initial type testing and assessment of their production processes, Wrekin have demonstrated their commitment to the consistent manufacture of products which comply to BS BS EN 124-2:2015. Unique to BSI, the BSI Kitemark is recognised globally as an independent mark of quality, safety and trust.

Grahame Wackett

BSI Group

Access cover standards

  • BS EN 124
  • BS 5834
  • BS 750
  • BS 7903:2020
  • BS 9124
  • CD 534 (formerly known as HA104/09)
  • CD 526 (formerly known as HA 102/17)
  • Sewers for Adoption (SfA – The Code)
  • Road Surfacing Treatments Association (RSTA) Ironwork CoP
  • Specification for Reinstatement for Openings in Highways (SROH)
  • FACTA specification (Fabricated Access Cover Trade Association)

Network Rail approval for E'Grid

Network Rail

Our E’GRID 3030L Biaxial Geogrid is approved by Network Rail with Certificate of Full Acceptance number PA05/05826. To receive the Certificate of Full Acceptance, E’GRID geogrid underwent a vigorous auditing process and Wrekin Products had to provide justification for the product by demonstrating monetary, safety and performance benefits to Network Rail.

The approved E’GRID 3030L polypropylene biaxial geogrid features a large aperture to reinforce the railway ballast layer. This reduces ballast settlement and extends the time between subsequent maintenance work following ballast renewal. The reinforcing element is a Specific Condition of Network Rail acceptance, which requires CE Marking in accordance with BS EN 13250 for reinforcement materials used in contact with ballast.

The high tensile strength design of Wrekin Products’ innovative E’GRID geogrid is widely recognised as an effective method of stabilising ballast or soil through reinforcement. The high-strength polymer grid interlocks with the ballast or stone, confining the material to improve load dispersal and limit lateral movement under load.

To receive the Certificate of Full Acceptance, E’GRID geogrid underwent a vigorous auditing process and Wrekin Products had to provide justification for the product by demonstrating monetary, safety and performance benefits to Network Rail. In general, only accepted products are allowed to be used on the rail infrastructure.