OmniGrip CST is a fully-compliant durable, skid and slip-resistant yellow pedestrian crossing and crosswalk surfacing material. Made from Australian recycled-glass with a resin-binder, it is used for yellow crossings on busy major roads and local roads. Applied in accordance with our strict application processes, it is fully-compliant with the most stringent road surface standards in each State and Territory.
- Compliant with road agency specifications
- Australian recycled-glass, diverting glass from landfill
- Slip-resistant for pedestrians on pedestrian crossings and crosswalks
- Skid-resistant for drivers and riders turning across yellow crosswalks
- Outlasts and out performs paint-based products!
Recycled-Glass OmniGrip CST is the first yellow pedestrian crossing and crosswalk surface treatment to achieve Level 3 TIPES certification in Queensland – the toughest product certification process for road surfaces in Australia!
Where to use yellow pedestrian crossing SURFACES
OmniGrip CST yellow pedestrian crossing and crosswalk surfaces are used where pedestrians walk across roads. They are a visual reminder for drivers and riders to look for pedestrians. The yellow surface is used on crosswalks at traffic lights, as well as mid-block crossings such as school crossings.
It is important that the coloured surface is not slippery, so that a person walking across the road is not likely to slip and fall on the roadway.
Similarly, cars, motorbikes, and bicycle and scooter riders are at risk of losing traction and skidding or sliding, particularly when turning, if there’s poor skid-resistance on a yellow coloured pedestrian crossings or crosswalk.
Road managers and bus operators can reduce the risk of crashes, injuries and fatalities by ensuring they’re using compliant high-performing skid resistance surfaces for bus lanes, such as OmniGrip CST. OmniGrip CST is used across Melbourne for bus lanes, and has been used in Sydney as well.
Examples locations for yellow pedestrian crossing surfaces include:
- crosswalks at traffic lights, to remind turning drivers to look for pedestrians
- school crossings
- walkways through and around perimeter of factories, warehouses and industrial sites
- walkways through and around the perimeter of car parks
- walkways along the side of driveways and private laneways.
A key feature of OmniGrip CST for yellow pedestrian crossings is that is has higher skid resistance than paint componds and other products designed for linemarking. That’s vital for safety where vehicles and motorbike riders brake and turn, such as when turning left or right at traffic lights.
How it works
OmniGrip CST is a yellow lane surface designed to provide texture for skid resistance and durable colour for its design life. It maintains high skid resistance in both wet and dry conditions.
OmniGrip CST uses inert Australian recycled-glass aggregate in a resin binder. Using OmniGrip CST as a yellow pedestrian crossing surface diverts valuable glass from Australian landfills. The finished yellow crossing surface comprises 75% recycled content; there’s no solvents and minimal Volatile Organic Content (VOC).
Using OmniGrip CST for yellow pedestrian crossings and other coloured surface treatments in a project contributes to contractors meeting Victoria’s Recycled First targets for recycled content. The target applies to Victoria’s Major Road Projects Authority, Level Crossing Removal Project, Metro Tunnel Project, West Gate Tunnel Project, North East Link Project and Regional Rail Revival Project.
Paints and thermoplastics are specifically prohibited as Coloured Surface Treatments by road agency specifications in Victoria and New South Wales. OmniGrip CST for yellow pedestrian crossing surfaces is not paint; it uses Australian recycled-glass in a long-life resin binder to produce a durable skid and slip resistant recycled safety surface. Yellow pedestrian crossings surfaces should be procured directly from specialist safety surfacing companies like OmniGrip Direct instead of longitudinal linemarking specialists like linemarking companies.
OmniGrip CST is Level 3 TIPES Certified by the Australian Road Research Board for use as a Coloured Surface Treatment in accordance with MRTS110 in Queensland. TIPES is Australia’s toughest surface compliance regime, and achieving Level 3 compliance required the provision of data from on-road sites demonstrating it remains within specification for at least five years. This is consistent with the requirements of Victoria’s Standard Section 431 too.
If you require independent testing for compliance in your project then please include it in your scope of works.
OmniGrip CST is available in a range of colours for yellow pedestrian crossings and crosswalks in each State and Territory, colour matched to the AS2700 colour palette. For example, Golden Yellow and Vivid Yellow. Other colours can be provided upon request.
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- Pedestrian crossings
- Pedestrian crosswalks across Melbourne
- School Crossings
- On-road walkways along laneways
- Pedestrian walkways through car parks
- Calls for less slippery paints on roads, in Motorbike Writer, 12th March 2020
- Victorian Department of Transport (VicRoads) Specification 431
- New South Wales (RMS) Coloured Surface Coatings for Bus Lanes and Cycleways QA Specification R110
- Queensland Coloured Surface Treatment Specification MRTS110