Magma Safety Panels1

Pre-coated heavy duty skid resistant panels manufactured from solid birch plywood. Magma Safety Panels are fully encapsulated in epoxy resin and have a near diamond hard aggregate bonded into the wearing surface giving excellent skid resistance properties.

They are extremely durable and suitable for use on external sites for applications such as Footbridges, Walkways, Disabled Access Ramps, Railway Platforms, Cycleways, Pontoons, Jetties and Signal Gantries.

Magma Safety Panels brochure (pdf)

Slip resistance test results for Magma Safety Panels

Technical Data

  • Plywood
    Birch throughout to B.S. 5268 part II 1988 section 4, of certified quality and manufactured to B.S. 6566 1985, solid face veneers not lower than ISO grade III.
  • Panel Sizes
    Standard Panels available in 1220mm x 2440mm and 1525mm x 3050mm sizes, in 6, 12, 18 and 24mm thickness.
  • Epoxy Resin
    Non-solvented unmodified Bisphenol A epichlorohydrin resin.
  • Aggregate
    FT grade (Foot Traffic) 0.9mm - 1.4mm. HFT grade (Heavy Foot Traffic) 1.4mm - 2mm. RT grade (Road Traffic) 3mm - 5mm. Moh's hardness 9, Polished Stone Value 70 (minimum).
  • Tactile
    MagmaTac tiles can be incorporated into Magma Safety Panels when used on Footbridges and Railway Platforms.
  • Colours
    Available in a range of standard colours.
  • The anti-skid surface is applied in a single application with the reverse side and edges totally sealed.

Structural Performance

Key for tables:
d = deflection limited
s = normal stress limited
t = shear stress limited

Single span - Uniformly Distributed Load

Span (mm)Nominal thickness (mm)    
6.5 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30
3001.93d5.32d11.28d20.56d33.87d51.95d75.53d105.32d138.85t
4000.79d2.02d4.71d8.61d14.21d21.83d31.76d44.32d59.81d
5000.38d1.09d2.37d4.35d7.21d11.10d16.18d22.60d30.52d
6000.60d1.33d2.47d4.12d6.36d9.29d13.00d17.57d
8000.51d0.98d1.66d2.60d3.82d5.37d7.29d
1,0000.45d0.79d1.25d1.87d2.66d3.63d
1,2000.40d0.66d1.01d1.46d2.01d

Double span – Uniformly Distributed Load

Span (mm)Nominal thickness (mm)
6.5 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30
3004.71d12.88d26.90s39.69s55.44s72.57s89.43t100.23t111.04t
4001.96d5.39d11.44d20.85d31.13s40.75s52.03s64.93s78.60s
5000.98d2.73d5.82d10.62d17.53d26.03s33.24s41.49s50.23s
6000.55d1.55d3.33d6.10d10.09d15.51d22.58d28.75s34.81s
8000.61d1.35d2.51d4.18d6.45d9.42d13.18d17.82d
1,0000.65d1.23d2.08d3.23d4.74d6.66d9.02d
1,2000.34d0.67d0.15d1.18d2.67d3.77d5.13d

Joint, Edge and Nosing Details

Standard Butt JointTongue & Groove Joint
Lapped JointBullnosed Edge
Chamfered EdgeSpecial Nosings

Fixing Details

Plated WoodscrewsPlated Coachscrews
Plated Screws into PlugsResin Anchor
Bolt FixingsSelf Drilling Screws

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