Budget wise, these Weighbridges fall between Fully In-Ground Weighbridges and Above Ground Weighbridges as they still require excavation work, additional concrete plus metal grates or safety railing surrounding the open pit.
The main benefit of Standard Semi-Pit Weighbridges over Fully In-Ground Weighbridges is that it isn’t classed as a restricted space and doesn’t require access permits, stand-by personnel and air quality checks before servicing or cleaning is performed.
Like an Fully In-Ground Weighbridges, the Standard Semi-Pit Weighbridges are ideal for sites that are restricted with usable area or have shared weighing and traffic areas, but this is sometimes offset by the requirements for a 1m clear-space down both sides of the Weighbridge deck. This is to comply with legislative requirements for Weighbridges, allowing service personnel to access the loadcells.
The foundations include raised kerbing along both sides of the Weighbridge deck to ensure the vehicle to be weighed can only enter and leave along the Weighbridge axis and over the entry and departure ramps/pads.
Alternative Semi-Pit Weighbridge designs can reduce or eliminate one or both clear-spaces. However, exemption from legislation must be sort in writing from the local Trade Measurement Authority before construction begins.
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