Convert any flat surface into a safe, non-slip working or walking area
Use long-lasting SAFEGUARD® Hi-Traction® and HiGlo-Traction® Walkway Covers in any areas where slips and falls can occur. Protect your workers, customers, and business from the consequences of slip & fall hazards.
- Prefabricated retrofit covers are quickly and easily installed over existing surfaces, such as concrete, wood, metal plate, and grating using mechanical fasteners or adhesive.
- Wide variety of shapes, sizes, and flexibility options
- Design solutions for every safety need and visual preference
Our covers are accepted by the USDA for food processing plants, and used in various applications at food and beverage processing facilities. They can also handle the tough sanitation and cleaning of greasy environments.
- 1/8 in Pultruded Fiberglass (FRP)
Lightweight, Impact Resistant, Cost-Effective
Available for Weld-in Installation
- 1 mm Molded Fiberglass (FRP)
Thin profile alternative with peel-and-stick installation option
- Vinyl (Flexible PVC)
Peel & Stick Installation
- Galvanized Steel 18 gauge (1.2 mm) G90
- Stainless Steel 18 gauge (1.2 mm) #316
- Heavy Duty Aluminum, 60-61 T Marine Grade
Thick, rigid, durable
- Roll Traction®
Walkway Covers are sized to meet your specifications with Width (A) and Length (B) made to order.
Measure your work area or walkway and make note of where any non-movable elements are located. Covers can be configured in multiple pieces for large areas, or in a heel-toe pattern to create a designated safe walking path. We will help to develop the most cost-effective strategy for your application.
- Fiberglass (FRP): Maximum 4′ x 8′
- Steel: Maximum 4′ x 4′
- Heavy Duty Aluminum: Maximum 4′ x 8′
- Vinyl (Flexible PVC): Maximum 4′ x 4′
- Geomembrane (Roll Traction®): Maximum 58 in wide (see Roll Traction sizes).
Our walkway covers are available in a range of grit options
- Super Coarse (Xtreme™)
- Extra Coarse (Offshore)
- Coarse (Industrial)
- Fine (Commercial)
- Extra Fine (Residential)
- Super Fine (Barefoot)
Vinyl (Flexible PVC) and 1 mm molded fiberglass options are not available in the Super Coarse (Xtreme) grit option.
Geomembrane (Roll Traction®) is not available in Super Coarse (Xtreme) and Extra Coarse (Offshore) grit.
Weld Tab walkway covers are only offered in the Super Coarse (Xtreme) and Extra Coarse (Offshore) grit sizes.
Average Thickness of Finished Product
|Base Material||Super Coarse||Extra Coarse||Coarse||Fine||Extra Fine||Super Fine|
|1/8" Pultruded Fiberglass (FRP)||0.38 in
|1 mm Molded Fiberglass (FRP)||N/A||0.12 in
|Vinyl (Flexible PVC)||N/A||N/A||0.08 in
|Galvanized or Stainless Steel, 18 gauge||0.30 in
|Roll Traction||N/A||N/A||0.101 in
|Heavy Duty Aluminum||0.54 in
SAFEGUARD® Color Options
Standard and Safety Colors
Use for a variety of industrial and safety applications. Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information.
Our Premium color palette provides architects, facilities managers, and home owners with additional contemporary color choices for safety applications. These designer colors fit the aesthetic requirements for anti-slip protection at schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels and personal residences.
In darkness or a power outage, HiGlo-Traction Photoluminescent colors highlight the way.
Two-Tone Color Configurations Add Visibility
A contrasting color on the perimeter of a Walkway Cover designates a change in surface texture or signifies a safe walking zone. The contrast provides good definition and clear visibility for added awareness.
The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.
Our walkway covers are custom manufactured in the USA to meet your application requirements. Contact us with any questions. Or, use the buttons below to request a sample or more information about our products.
OEM, Aftermarket and High-Traffic Requirements
If you have an existing part, try direct gritting. We can incorporate our great anti-slip surface to your materials or custom make parts from diagrams.
Learn more about direct gritting
Our walkway covers are easy to install on any surface: steel and composite grating, steel and aluminum plate, concrete, wood, and more. Find instructions below for the appropriate substrate and method.
Walkway Cover Installation with Mechanical Fasteners
Walkway Cover Installation over Grating
Install utilizing Universal Saddle Clip Assemblies with Slotted Truss Head Bolts, Nuts and Lock Washers (All Stainless Steel)
The number of Saddle Clip Assemblies is directly influenced by the condition of the grating to be covered. New and good condition grating may not require as many Saddle Clip Assemblies. Good condition is considered flat/level and non-corroded. Contact Safeguard to discuss your application.
Walkway Cover installation over Diamond/Checker Plate
- Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling (Tek) Screws
- Low Profile Heads, Nuts, Lock Washers and bolts
Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.
Walkway Cover installation over Concrete
Install using screws and masonry fasteners. Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.
Walkway Cover installation over Wood
Install using 1 1/2 in standard type screws. Adhesive can be used in lieu of or in conjunction with mechanical fasteners.
Reduce the speed of your pneumatic air tools to prevent thread galling and bolt snapping while installing saddle clips.
We recommend using a Torx screwdriver when installing to avoid head stripping.
The use of a thread lubricant is also recommended to reduce heat and assist in a smooth installation of this product.
Walkway Cover Installation Using Adhesive
Minimum adhesive usage shown. Depending on condition of substrate more can be applied, or troweled.
When using liquid adhesive, please refer to detailed installation and surface preparation instructions. Follow the pattern shown for maximum adhesion when installing over diamond plate, concrete, and wood.
Red indicates pattern to follow when applying liquid adhesive.
Installation using Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA)
Vinyl Walkway Cover with PSA
1mm Fiberglass FRP with PSA
Peel and release liner backing, then press firmly into place.
Weld Tab Covers
These heavy-duty Walkway Covers are manufactured from 1/8 in Pultruded FRP Fiberglass and utilize 4 in x 4 in 316 stainless steel metal tabs attached around the edge of the Cover.
Weld Tab Covers are designed to allow tack-welding directly to the metal/steel substrate. The Covers are not recommended to be welded to one-another.
Warning messages, text, and logo graphics can be embedded into Safeguard® Walkway Covers to last for the life of the product. We can even match your color.
Combined with a Photoluminescent “Glow-in-the-Dark” background, the message is visible after dark and during power outages to provide safe egress/ingress during emergency evacuations.