Be Compliance Sure - Be Civilcast Sure
It’s crucial to be sure the products you're purchasing comply with Australian Standards
Stormwater covers and grates are present on all civil construction works. Used extensively in countless infrastructure projects across the nation, the importance of these types of civil construction products is not to be taken lightly.
When it comes to grates and covers that are utilised for stormwater drainage for roads, it’s easy to be dismissive of the products. After all, people think that they just serve as drainage for water on roads. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, as they also provide a critical function in the safety of roads and also pavement as they need to support large, repetitive loads for both vehicular and also pedestrian traffic.
The selection of civil stormwater and drainage products for Australian roads is very important. If the products are not robust of high-quality and do not comply with Australian Standards, they can fail, leading to injury or even death.
The majority of State Road and Municipal Councils across Australia are vigilant on the correct specification and compliance of their drainage products. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for everyone operating in the civil construction market.
There is currently no regulation of grate and cover product compliance within the civil construction industry.
Therefore, the onus is on road authorities, Councils and other asset owners to ensure that the products selected and utilised are fit-for-purpose and compliant with Australian Standards (AS3996-2019 – Access Covers & Grates).
AS3996 is quite clear in its Classes for products detailing both design loads, wheel loads for each Class.
Products of poor quality, non-compliant and even non-compliant products claiming to be compliant is something that can be seen all too often throughout the Civil Construction industry. Unfortunately, some manufacturers choose to take shortcuts in order to offer cheaper products.
Understanding a quality product and identifying a reliable product brand is crucial to avoid falling victim to non-compliant, poorly made, inferior products offered at cheap prices.
Our Compliance Is In-Built
Civilcast offer a range of compliant products which meet or exceed Australian Standards. Our range of drainage grates are load tested by a NATA accredited facility and are compliant with AS3996 2019 – Access Covers & Grates. All Civilcast products including our precast and custom range are manufactured in accordance with AS3500 – Plumbing & Drainage and AS3600 Concrete Structures.
Our Quality - Your Peace of Mind
We are committed to maintaining the quality of our products and services by implementing Quality Management System which is certified to ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management.
What Load Standard Does My Product Need To Meet?
All Civilcast products are manufactured in accordance with Australian Standard AS3996.
Not sure of what Class your selected product needs to comply with?
Take a look at our handy Load Standard Guide.