Durable

Strong and Durable

PitProtect is lightweight, but strong enough to hold a max load of 330 lb and prevent falls into open pits.

Expansion packs and kits

Adaptable

Garage inspection pit covers come in two sizes. The accordion style design allows each cover to be adjusted to different widths and lengths depending on your safety needs.

Easy to Assemble

Easy to Install and Use

Inspection pit cover requires only a screwdriver and a drill for easy installation and can be operated by a single person.

Individual fall protection

Mitigate Fall Hazards

The pit safety covers' retractable design makes it easy to close when not in use keeping workers safe from falling into a pit.

Keep Workers Safe Around
Vehicle Inspection Pits

Garage pit covers protect mechanics from falling into the inspection pit while still providing full access to the underside of the vehicle.


Prevent Mechanics from Falling into the Inspection Pit

Open inspection pits are one of the most common causes of accidents, particularly in the automotive industry. The pit hazard must be protected by a vehicle, cover, or barrier at all times.

Vehicle inspection pits pose a serious injury risk to those who work in and around them. Sometimes, especially in a busy work environment, it can be easy to forget that you are working around an open void. Unfortunately, this means that workers are prone to falling through these holes and being severely injured. Our vehicle inspection pit covers ensures that your team is protected and accidents are minimized.

Adjustable to Fit Your Application

PitProtect is an expandable, manual system that allows for the pit to be fully or partially covered, depending on your garage safety needs. Originally designed for the automotive industry, the durability and adjustability make it ideal for a variety of tasks. The mechanic pit covers can be fixed down for extra stability.

Our vehicle service pit covers come in two sizes and can be adjusted in length and width, making them the perfect fit for every pit.

Easy to Install and Use

PitProtect is lightweight (44 and 48 lb), making it easy to carry and install. Made of aluminum, the inspection pit covers can be installed with just a screwdriver and drill and operated by a single person. This simplifies work for your team and saves time for business.

*They are designed for personnel but are not designed to support the weight of a vehicle or other equipment.

Three Questions To Protect Your Workers

1.

How Big Is My Pit?

Measure Width
Measure Length
2.

What Size Do I Need?

Large PitProtect
Small PitProtect
3.

How Many Do I Need?

PitProtect Formula*
*Divide the pit length (subtract the length of any permanent equipment, like lifts or oil collection units) by 6.5 and round up. Sizing Chart.
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Technical Details

Maximum spread load is 496 lbs.

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Small cover: Closed - 1.5 ft. x 3.5 ft. Open - 6.5 ft. long, width size of between 3 ft. and 3.5 ft.
  • Weight: 44 lb.
  • Large cover: Closed - 1.5 ft. x 3.6 ft. Open - 6.5 ft. long, width size of between 3.6 ft. and 4.2 ft.
  • Weight: 48 lb.
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PitProtect FAQs

Why do we need to cover service pits?

It only takes a momentary distraction or unintended trip to send the employee into the pit. A pit cover or barrier will prevent severe injury or even a fatality. PitProtect enables quick, safe access for vehicle maintenance while increasing the amount of usable floor surface in your garage.

What is a vehicle pit cover?

A pit cover shields the floor opening and can be removed so employees can access the opening when needed. Pit covers include safety netting, plywood, grating, and steel plates. Retractable safety pit covers like PitProtect are even easier to use with simple operations that can be done by a single employee.

What size pit cover do I need?

First, measure the width to decide what size you need: the small cover fits a width between 3 ft. and 3.5 ft. and the large cover fits between 3.6 ft. and 4.2 ft. Then, take the total length in feet and divide by 6'5

How much weight can the PitProtect support?

The pit cover can support up to 330 lb.

Can I drive on the pit cover?

No, the pit cover is designed to keep employees safe, but you need additional controls for your drivers. Be sure to highlight pit edges and train your drivers so they can position vehicles safely. PitProtect is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle.

Is a vehicle pit a confined space?

A simple yes. It's important for your employees to be able to escape a pit quickly in the event of exposure to hazardous chemicals from your vehicles. PitProtect enables rapid operation and opens in seconds.

Do I need guardrail for automotive service pits?

No, pit covers are acceptable by OSHA. In late 2016, OSHA finally clarified in its 1910 Fall Protection requires employees to

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