Blister Platform Edge Off Street Surface Mounted Tactile Paving
The blister surface can be read by foot or cane, warning of the approach to a railway platform edge. As the blister pattern is offset it can be used to identify the direction the platform edge is running and the correct direction of travel to access a train.
Choice of stone resin composite or GRP
Highly wear resistance – outperforms concrete
Colour matched adhesive system available
No excavation required
High slip resistance in both dry and wet conditions
Rapid installation – reduced labour costs & disruption
No excavation required – no landfill expense
Tiles are light in weight and are easy to handle and cut – no hot works
No requirement for plant machinery and associated access issues/expense
Durable – harder wearing than concrete
Will not crack like concrete – prevents future trip hazards. Tile & adhesive permanently flexible
High slip resistance in dry or wet conditions
Extensive range of types and colours
UV tested – no colour fade
Fast curing colour matched adhesive – surfaces ready to use within 2 hours
Can be installed even in damp conditions.
Adheres to all standard surfaces
Quality assured – manufactured to BS EN ISO 9001-2008
Choice of hard wearing GRP coated with Anti-slip grade 24 pedestrian refine aluminium oxide for extra durability or Polyurethane stone resin composite.
Surface Skid Resistance Value SRV: 61
Preferred range set by the Joint Mobility Unit of SRV = 50-70
Dry – 93. Extremely low potential for slip
Wet – 58. Low potential for slip
Foot, light wheeled
Can be fixed to:
Asphalt, concrete, metal, wood & tiled surface.
Polyurethane (PU) adhesive – for dry installations
Epoxy (EP) adhesive – for damp installations
Material Safety Data Sheets are available for these adhesives
Buff & Underground Buff
GRP (Buff only)
400mm x 400mm
1200mm x 400mm (GRP only)
Available in boxes of 10
The surface can be any colour other than red (which is restricted to the blister surface at controlled crossings), but should provide a good contrast with the surrounding area to assist partially sighted people. It should not be used at on-street LRT platforms where the lozenge-shaped platform edge warning surface should be used. The purpose of this surface is to advise visually impaired people of the edge of all off-street railway platforms.
The blister surface can be read by foot or cane, warning of the approach to a rail platform edge. As the blister pattern is offset it can be used to identify the direction the platform edge is running and the correct direction of travel to access a train.
The UK Slip Resistance Group guide to a floor for able-bodied pedestrians.