Date published: 03 Oct 2023
Holly Chipchase

How do you use an aluminium track mat? 

Aluminium track mats are a common choice of ground protection for lots of industries. The mats are made from quality aluminium and come in various sizes. Aluminium track mats are easy to use and offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of application.  

Temporary roadways lay down over grass, dirt, or other uneven surfaces to create a level, stable surface for vehicles or foot traffic. People use them at construction sites, outdoor events, or locations where temporary access is necessary. Additionally, temporary road mats provide a stable surface for cranes, tractors, and other heavy equipment.  

Following a few basic guidelines is important to ensure maximum safety when using an aluminium track mat. 

Know which mat you need  

It’s highly important to select the correct mat for your purpose. Aluminium trackway mats provide a 3m wide load-bearing track for temporary access on all ground conditions. For other applications, Tufftrak and HDPE mats may be better suited.  

Be familiar with the site ground 

A site survey should be conducted before installation to ensure the correct type of mat is used. This also helps calculate the required mats and devise a suitable layout. Make sure the mat is placed on a level and stable surface. When placed on an uneven surface, the aluminium mats can shift or buckle under the weight of vehicles or equipment.  

Mitigate slips and trips  

The top side of our aluminium trackway is textured to lessen slip risk for pedestrians. Most aluminium track mats come with built-in connectors or locking mechanisms that allow them to be securely fastened together. This helps to prevent temporary roads from shifting or moving during use.  

Schedule removal  

Move the mat when you’re done! Leaving the mat in place for an extended period can cause damage to the ground beneath and increase trip/fall risk.  

Aluminium track mats are an effective solution for a variety of applications. Whether you need a temporary walkway, driveway, a stable surface for heavy equipment, or a temporary driveway, an aluminium track mat can help.  

We provide aluminium track mats for a multitude of applications whether you require a temporary roadway, ground protection, bog mats, pedestrian access paths, event and festival flooring or for parking heavy maintenance vehicles, our team are experts in fitting and removing mats no matter what you need them for. Contact us to find out how we can help with your project.  

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