Project Description


Johnny McCollum – Northern Ireland

028 7954 9045

Trevor Beddow – Great Britain

01530 240000

Michael Hassan – Republic Of Ireland

07809 553040

Gary Donnelly – Scotland

07989 348045

The handhold entry pole system is suitable for aiding maintenance engineers in the initial entry into a manhole from the surface level.

Once fitted, the entry pole is a permanent fixture within the manhole, which is stored in the lowered position beneath the level of the cover. When required, the entry pole can be easily extended by simply hooking the easy-to-reach loop located at the top of the pole, pulling the handle upwards and twisting, locking into position.

The handhold then provides stable support to aid the entrance of the manhole, as well as a clear visual indication of the location of the manhole, when open. This helps prevent injury of other people in the area. Once the engineer has used the entry pole to aid their return to the surface, the pole is simply twisted to unlock it from the raised position and lowered back into the manhole, ready for the next time it is needed.


The handhold has a pole length of 1200mm and can be assembled to give three different distances from the pole to the wall. This is designed to accommodate different cover positions.


  • Helps the user find the first step safely
  • Creates a visual aid to indicate the location of a manhole to other people in the area
  • Easy to fit
  • Easy to raise and lower
  • High strength for ultimate safety
  • Low cost
  • Can be fitted to any Caswick step
  • Two projections for round or flat walled manholes

Product Features:

  • The DN1200 Easi-Base™ is made to an internal diameter of 1200mm with a tongue and groove joint profile to match standard DN1200 manhole chamber rings.
  • Wall thickness is 150mm.
  • The base has a 150mm floor thickness with the outlet invert at approximately 150mm from ground level.
  • A 1% fall exists across the channel toward the outlet (1:100).
  • A gradient of 1:10 is present at the benching with the run-off toward the channel.
  • The height of the DN1200 Easi-Base™ unit varies in accordance with the diameter of the main channel running through the unit (Please refer to the above table for heights).