Hermelock composite manhole covers are used in various applications such as Telecomunications, Data Network, Electricity, Waste Water (Sewage), and Gas. Locations vary from urban areas such as streets, sidewalks, and service stations to industrial areas such as chemical and petrochemical plants and refineries.
Hermelock manhole covers remain steadfast even after excessive use from heavy traffic. Hermelock composite covers have been placed in high traffic urban areas to minimise environmental noise pollution caused by vehicles driving over manhole covers. The EU policy on Environmental Noise states "Noise pollution can aggrevate serious direct as well as indirect health effects, for example damage to hearing or sleep and later mental disorder, as well as increasing blood pressure. The largest inpact of environmental noise is on annoyance and sleep disturbance, health effects of noise to which more than 30% of EU population may be exposed."