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.
TPA Pontoons a market leading provider of modular floating pontoons, water diversion equipment and safety boats for a diverse range of applications across an array of industry sectors throughout the UK & Europe including: Construction, Marine, Events and Military.
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.
As well as helping to protect the environment, there are many other situations and settings where the use of temporary roadways would be extremely beneficial.
Events such as outdoor exhibitions, events and tradeshows can subject the land to significant damage from the very outset. Quite often these occasions are held in fields and the land can be churned up by the operations team long before the event begins. Many trips are necessary to unload and position installations, often by using heavy vehicles causing deep furrows which may prove hazardous to the arriving visitors. Add this to the disassembling process and it’s not hard to imagine the subsequent damage to the land and the environment. Temporary roadways would not only avert such a situation but provide better working conditions for staff and a more pleasant all-round experience for the event-goers.
One of the things we can most rely on, particularly in the UK, is the unpredictable nature of the weather. Where there is a mixture of site traffic and pedestrians, portable roadways are an ideal way of allowing firm stable and above all safe access and movement in all weathers. Events such as weddings, where a marquee is used, is a good example where guests wearing nice clothes and polished shoes will appreciate being able to walk on a relatively clean, mud free surface.
As well as providing improved access, events and outdoor exhibitions attracting a high footfall often facilitate temporary car parking in adjoining fields. The flexibility and modular design of portable roadways allow panels to be connected to cover a wide area. This is ideal for temporary or emergency car parking where a field could become boggy and cause difficult driving conditions, especially towards the end of an event where many cars may be attempting to leave at the same time.
Temporary roadways provide a versatile solution that can be configured to multiple shapes and sizes and as well as providing an excellent surface for heavy duty vehicular traffic, car parking and outdoor exhibitions, they also provide a practical trackway system for pedestrian use. Otherwise slippery surfaces are made safe by the interlocking panels that have an anti-slip pattern moulded onto the surface, keeping event visitors and staff safe while on the move.
Depending on the project requirements, TPA Portable Roadways hold a vast stock of temporary road, trackway mats and panels to suit a wide variety of projects. Produced from Aluminium or plastic, they are cost effective, quick and easy to assemble for use in many sectors, including:
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