Roof Access Hatches

Roof Hatch Solutions

We provide custom made roof hatches to suit all situations using 1.2mm Galvanize sheeting. Our hatches are rigid and manufactured to suit all roof profiles and environmental conditions.

Powder coating can lessen the visual impact of a hatch helping it blend in with the building design.

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Roof hatches can allow for greater security and flexibility in their position.

The roof hatch needs to be located in a common area, if the building is multi tenanted.

If your office has a busy floor plan and the roof space allows you can access through the manhole in one location and then via walkway access your roof hatch in a different location.

When installing roof hatch’s, we like to use Cover Flashings were possible, instead of the standard soaker flashing. This is to further minimize any potential roof leak.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a roof hatch?

A roof hatch is 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.

What size roof hatch do I need?

You require 200mm clearance from the back of the ladder for footing. You also require 750mm from the front of the ladder for climbing. You also require 350mm measured from the centerline of the ladder for each side of the ladder. So the minimum roof access size 800W x 1000L.

Do I need guardrail around my roof hatch?

Yes you require guardrail on 3 sides to protect someone from falling in.

Do I require signage for my roof hatch?

A roof hatch is a roof entry point which does require signage detailing the fall equipment.

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 - Managing the risk of falls at workplaces