Defender™ access hatches for roofs and ceilings

The Defender™ differences add up to remarkably robust access hatches that are easier and safer to use. But don’t just take our word for it: Defender™ brings the assurance of independently certified safety.

Easy to open single-handedly, maintenance-free and secure, each Defender™ roof access hatch boasts:

  • Easy open ‘one hand’ mechanism for users on a ladder
  • Single-handed locking system
  • Sliding hatches are ergonomically easier to open and close than hinged hatches – even those assisted with struts. Wheels on the runners can be adjusted to suit variable roof pitches
  • Locks easily incorporated into existing alarm systems and keying
  • Robust and trafficable insulated zinc/aluminium coated steel outer lid
  • Sliding hatches that won’t slam shut in the wind eliminate maintenance associated with gas struts
  • Standard sizes in stock for rapid delivery
  • Custom design for special needs
  • Designed to ensure full compliance with Australian Standards, OHS legislation & State regulations.

No leaks

Hatches are installed by Workplace Access & Safety’s registered plumbers to ensure they are watertight.

Match with hand grabs for safety

Hand grabs incorporated into guardrails around a hatch not only make it easier to move between the hatch and the roof but safer too – all while providing a barrier to prevent falls into the void of an open hatch. Defender ™ hand grabrails and guardrails are independently certified to Australian Standard AS 1657 by SAI Global™ and/or equivalent JAS-ANZ accredited certification body.

Design Certification

A design certificate is issued guaranteeing the system meets the requirements of the Code of Practice (Safe Design of Structures 2012).

7 year warranty

Defender™ roof hatches are incredibly tough. So tough, we back them with a 7-year on-site metropolitan warranty.

Quick delivery, minimal disruption

For rapid delivery, Defender™ access hatches are stocked in our warehouse in kit form to suit all standard roof and platform profiles. Your Defender™ access hatches can be installed with minimal disruption.