Secure And Safe Infrastructure Access Covers

Innovative infrastructure access solutions from EJ enhance safety and security

To work on the infrastructure inside this manhole, crews have to lift this heavy access cover casting out of its seat and drop it on the ground. To reinstall, the worker has to lift the heavy casting up over 24" to get the cover back into its seat.

To work on the infrastructure inside this manhole, crews have to lift this heavy access cover casting out of its seat and drop it on the ground. To reinstall, the worker has to lift the heavy casting up over 24" to get the cover back into its seat.

This patented design by EJ includes a pivoting stainless steel rod, which provides cover lift and rotation with minimal effort. The cover glides to the side, remaining fixed to the frame. Operators no longer need to risk strain or injury by awkwardly hoisting heavy covers when opening or closing the unit.

This patented design by EJ includes a pivoting stainless steel rod, which provides cover lift and rotation with minimal effort. The cover glides to the side, remaining fixed to the frame. Operators no longer need to risk strain or injury by awkwardly hoisting heavy covers when opening or closing the unit.

While out for an evening stroll in a local park with my wife, I noticed our local utility had installed raised manhole barrels to prevent surcharging during flood events from the nearby river. The attached photograph shows that the utility is concerned about security of the system, and has gone to some lengths to secure the casting.

This type of installation presents utility maintenance crews with an additional challenge: What do maintenance workers do with the cover when it is removed, and how do they reinstall the cover? Removal will mean taking the cover off of the structure then using a lift assist device (or second worker) to put the cover back in place.

An access cover that won’t break your back or smash your toes

EJ has developed the innovative Revolution® access cover assembly to addresses the problems of infrastructure security and worker safety. The Revolution® cover is permanently and securely mounted to the casting frame. Unlock, lift and easily swing sideways to safely open the cover.  Gravity and friction hold the cover open while maintenance work is underway. When work is completed, the Revolution® cover is simply swung back into place on its permanent sealed seat, and secured with EON bolts or optional padlocks. Simply stated, “A Walk In The Park”.

Your next steps:

  1. Download the Revolution® one-page data sheet and review the product description and photos.
  2. Contact Martech to learn more about the Revolution® and other innovative EJ infrastructure solutions.