About Us

In 1987, Checkers Safety Group® began with a simple vision: to be a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting assets by delivering innovative safety products. That vision still drives Checkers today. With our TuffTrak product line of ground protection solutions, Checkers creates reliable ground based safety solutions for our customers.

TuffTrak® is the market leader in temporary access roads and ground protection solutions.  We are committed to making quality products and delivering the highest levels of performance, quality and value.

What started out as 4 companies, AlturnaMats, SVE Portable Roadway System, Zigma Ground Solutions and Terraplas have joined forces as part of the Checkers Safety Group under the TuffTrak® brand and becoming a leading manufacturer of the largest range of temporary roadways, ground protection and turf protection products.

The unification of these heavy duty matting entrepreneurs brings together over 30 years of industry experience, innovative product design, specialized raw material capabilities, and manufacturing technologies to deliver effective and safe temporary access, ground and turf protection solutions worldwide.

As part of our commitment to providing quality and performance, we play an active role in ensuring that our customers get the best out of our products.  Our success is built on listening to and responding to our customers’ specific requirements and problems, as we strive to provide them with value and an innovative solution.  We understand that with temporary access and ground protection safety is paramount, speed of deployment is critical, and durability standards need to meet the toughest and most extreme working environments.  We take the time to fully understand our customers’ unique requirements for their project, taking into consideration ground and weather conditions as well as the range of vehicles, construction site or plant and personnel involved in their project.

TuffTrak® offers the largest range of heavy duty temporary access and ground protection matting solutions available on the market. With over 40,000 mats deployed worldwide, TuffTrak delivers a solution for all heavy duty applications, including a range of solid composite mats, overlap mats ideal for use as working pads for heavy equipment or machinery and lightweight heavy duty matting delivering the benefits of performance with a lower transportation cost. All TuffTrak heavy duty matting is fast and easy to deploy into temporary roadways and are easily moved around site increasing site safety and reducing risk of downtime.

For effective man-handleable access, TuffTrak®’s medium duty mats are the market leaders. Ideal for temporary access and ground protection over soft or sensitive ground and for loads up to 120 ton, our range of medium duty mats are essential for use within the construction, civil engineering and ground work industries. Available in a range of sizes, traction surface and colour, there is a solution to match your project needs.

TrenchSafe® are temporary pathway safety plates for pedestrian use. Standard TrenchSafe are available in two sizes to bridge trenches of up to 900mm / 35.5″. Easily installed by a two man team, TrenchSafe provide pedestrians access during road or pathway maintenance. Manufactured from self colored glass reinforced SMC, TrenchSafe have been tested and certified to beyond 1 ton load bearing. BS EN 124, DETR Safety and Streetwork and Roadwork Code of Practice compliant.

TuffTrak®’s outrigger crane pads are manufactured from premium Polyethylene. Of tough and durable construction, our outrigger crane pads do not absorb water, will not rot and are chemically inert. . Being made from Polyethylene, our outrigger crane pads will not splinter, offer a high resistance to vertical pressure and form to the ground below delivering a safer, more stable, base for crane outriggers.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Solution (SUDS) compliant, GeoGrid can be infilled with grass or gravel to deliver an aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly solution to driveways, access roads and carparks. GeoGrid’s unique interlocking design provides fast and easy installation making it an economical alternative to block paving. Available as ‘Standard’ and ‘Premium’ GeoGrid is hard wearing and capable of weight loads of up to 500t making GeoGrid equally suitable for domestic and heavy traffic 

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