AQUA Ventilated Floor Access

Surespan’s ‘Aqua’ stainless steel  Ventilated Floor Access are rated 250 kg/m2 loading. The cover has a ventilated lid fitted with insect-proof micromesh inserts that allow the hatch to breathe and to prevent it with contamination.

A highly effective EPDM sponge seal is fitted as standard. The stainless steel gas springs ensure the lid is easily opened, which then locks in position with a safety hold-open stay to prevent against accidental closure of the Ventilated Reservoir Covers.

A shrouded padlock hasp is fitted as standard, though other locking options – including locking boxes and electrical interlock – are available.


  • Custom made to any size
  • Rated up to FACTA Class A loading
  • Incorporated EPDM sponge seal
  • Stainless steel cover
  • Insect proof micromesh inserts
  • Shrouded padlock hasp locking
  • Gas spring assisted operation
  • Hold open stay – against accidental closure

Mushroom vents

Manufactured in stainless steel, the unique design prevents the ingress of rain or foreign bodies, while internal mesh stops deliberate interference and vandalism. Mushroom Ventilators can be manufactured to any height to suit your requirements.

Floor Access Cover


Available as single or double leaf floor access cover.

Biomass Cover
Double leaf floor access



Surespan floor access covers can be manufactured using calcined bauxite, a special surfacing material which has been independently tested and proven to provide high friction contact. It has been specially developed to provide an aesthetically pleasing, high durable surface.


Leamore Close
Leamore Enterprise Park
Walsall, WS2 7NL
West Midlands, UK
+44 (0)1922 711185
+44 (0)1922 497943 (Fax)

Control Options

Gas Spring Operation

Standard roof hatch comes complete with gas spring assisted opening to ensure minimum amount of effort to open the double skinned aluminium lid.

The lid will have the provision to lock in the open position with a safety hold open stay to prevent against accidental closure.

Concealed gas spring

Hydraulic Operation

Hydraulic system comprises of operating cylinders with a hand pump. A typical access cover panel would take approximately 60 seconds to open from a closed position. Closing is achieved by releasing the hydraulic oil from the cylinder; the weight of the cover is sufficient to push the cylinder closed.

Additional Hydraulic Features

Electrical Control Panel.

Push Button

Locking Options


Standard cablock and Tee key.


Locking padlock box – additional security.


Electrical interlock – micro switch.

Comfort Smoke Ventilation


Additional cam lock to ensure positive sealing.


Electrical locking box linked to a BMS system.


Concealed dead lock with cover plate.


Emergency panic release handle.


Retractable safety grid.

Retractable safety grid.

Retractable ladder extension.

Ladder extension, retractable.

Retractable ladder extension.

Retractable ladder extension.

Retractable ladder extension.

Ladder extension, retractable.

Retractable ladder extension.

Retractable ladder extension.

Standard ladder

Standard ladder.

Caged ladder

Standard ladder with cage.

Retractable ZIP ladder.

Retractable ZIP ladder.

Standard Ships Ladder

Standard ship ladder.

Optional Features

Acoustic rating

Sound reduction of 45db Rw.

Powder coating

Underside powder coating (RAL colours).

Glass window

Glass viewing window.

Concealed gas spring

Concealed gas spring.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel access hatch.

FACTA Loading Classes

Class A

Internal and external areas which can only be used by pedestrians or cycles i.e. toilets, changing rooms, footways and cycle tracks.

Class AA

Very light industrial areas, where small trolleys and private cars/vans can manouvre i.e. Domestic driveways, trolley parks, hospital wards.

Class AAA

Delivery/service areas, shopping malls, light industrial areas. Light industrial areas, where trolleys and light pallet trucks operate.

Class B

Pedestrian precincts, forecourts, commercial delivery/parking areas. Factories, industrial plants, where pick-up trucks and small pallet truck operates.

Class C

Factories, industrial plants, special axle loads, kerb side drainage. Industrial areas where pallet and small fork-lift trucks operate.

Class D

Heavy duty plant areas carriageways and industrial service roads where fast moving HGVs reach speeds of 20mph max. Areas where medium duty fork-lift trucks operate.

Class E

Dockside and container storage areas where heavy transporters operate. Very heavy industrial areas where large heavy duty fork-lift truck operates.