Hatches are a secure roof access point where entry is generally obtained from within the building. They can also be appropriate for taller buildings where the height of the building may inhibit the use of an external ladder roof access
Roof hatches allow for greater utilization of flexibility in their position and access to the manhole can also be accessed through the roof space.
Powder coating can lessen the visual impact of a hatch helping it blend in with the building design.
We provide custom made roof hatches to suit all situations using 1.2mm Galvabond sheeting. Our hatches are rigid and manufactured to suit all roof profiles and environmental conditions.
Roof hatches also require protection on 3 sides against a person falling into an open hatch. This can be done with the use of guardrails where required or with the use of a custom fall injury protection system.
When installing roof hatches we like to utilize pan flashings were possible instead of the standard soaker flashing. This is an option were possible to further minimize any potential roof leak.
It is a requirement that all roof entry points, including roof hatches have safety signage detailing the conditions and information relating to the entry point.
All Roof Access WA installs comply with
- AS/NZ 1891-1, 2, 3 & 4 – Fall Arrest Systems
- AS 1657-2018- Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
- AS/NZS 4488 Parts 1 & 2: Industrial Rope Access Systems
- AS/NZS 1319 Safety Signs for Occupational Environment
- Worksafe – Code of Practice – Safe Design of Buildings and Structures