TPA Portable Roadways is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions. Operating from bases in the UK and Germany, TPA provides equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways and stairways, to customers in the transmission, construction, rail and outdoor events markets.
TPA Rapid Rail Access is firmly established in the rail sector as the principle provider of safe, effective, value for money access systems. Providing nationwide hire of specialist temporary access equipment designed, approved and dedicated for use in the rail sector.
In our fast paced society there is mounting recognition that we must strive to preserve the environment wherever possible. The use of temporary roadways is a good case in point where any land damage caused as a direct result of outdoor events can easily be mitigated. Portable, temporary roadways are an excellent way of alleviating any short or long term damage that could otherwise be caused by vehicles, pedestrians or crew members.
Fast delivery and installations are essential planning strategies for temporary roadway contractors, with access systems often being hastily laid in preparation for major events such as outdoor exhibitions, conventions or shows. Choosing the most effective access solution may well contribute to an event being regarded as a success or otherwise.
Temporary portable roadways typify a product that is conspicuous by its absence yet when in use makes access and movement much more manageable. Whether used for vehicular or pedestrian access, the implementation of a temporary roadway is the ideal solution for providing sure firm tracking over a range of terrains. Land owners and companies specialising in outdoor events need assurance that there will be no damaging repercussions once the event has finished. Ideally, the ground should to be left in much the same condition as it was found, especially as the same venue may shortly be needed for other upcoming shows or exhibitions.
The type of temporary roadway system ultimately chosen for a project can depend on a number of factors such as the prevailing ground conditions or the site’s function. For example where there is a need for pedestrian access, a lightweight plastic matting may be used, or if there are stands and stalls to navigate around then a more flexible system may be more appropriate.
Safe Kerb Ramps are a simple solution that significantly reduces the risk involved where pedestrians, pushchair and wheelchair uses require access from one level to another.
Permanent car parking areas can be found in almost every town and city throughout the country, with even the smallest of villages often providing a car park for residents, commuters or shoppers. There are occasions however where a sudden influx of additional vehicles could create a significant problem if a temporary car park was not provided.
Pedestrian walkways can be used for a wide variety of reasons and in many different circumstances. For example, they can be used simply to provide safer and easier access for workers on construction sites, or for something more specific such as an agricultural show.
Temporary roadways can be configured to suit all manner of different events and functions. Ground protection, or road mats, are predominantly manufactured from high quality aluminium or High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). Advances in technology means that plastic roadways have developed over the years to become comparable in strength and versatility to aluminium. The question of whether to choose aluminium or plastic however, depends largely on the location and situation surrounding its use.
Events requiring a temporary roadway or trackway often require a speedy setup coupled with an equally fast removal. Deciding on which type of temporary trackway to use will depend on a number of factors such as whether heavy vehicles will be involved or if a pedestrian walkway is required.