Uniform Application of Skid Resistant Chippings on Road Surfaces


The latest in a series of Calls for Innovation seeks potential solutions to a problem area identified by Network Operators, focusing on ‘Uniform Application of Skid Resistant Chippings on Road Surfaces.


The Goal

Our Network partners are seeking a solution or method that will allow uniform application of chippings by hand, therefore minimising the chance of future road surface issues.


The Outline Design Specification

A solution or method to apply stone chippings for smaller excavations is desired. It needs to accomplish the following:

  • Even application of stone chippings.
  • Application of stone chippings at a temperature such that stone chippings do not sink too far into the tarmac as it cures.
  • Compliance with 6 of the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways document.
  • Hand application, or with tools small and light enough to be used by no more than 2 operatives (under 25kg per person).
  • Be cost competitive.
  • Be simple enough to be used correctly each time, especially while operatives are under time pressure and often working in adverse weather conditions.
  • Be robust enough to withstand daily use and last for a minimum of 1-3 years.


Read full details about this innovation call here.


Process for Registering Interest


To register initial interest and request an expression of interest form, please enter your details in the online form below. Alternatively, please call the Energy Innovation Centre on 0151 348 8040 and quote the reference number DNO-18-05.


Please note, specific EOI forms are created for each individual Call for Innovation and the matching form will be required to progress any submissions.


The closure date for registering initial interest is 26th October 2018.  Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.