Automatic Opening Vents

Automatic Opening Vents

Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs) are often specified as part of a comprehensive smoke management strategy in the case of a fire.

The Challenge:

AOVs are often used by maintenance workers as an access point to the rooftop.

The open vent on the rooftop poses a potential fall hazard back to the floor level below.

The Solution:

To help minimise the risk, we developed a bespoke Ascent™ Hatch Guardrail for Automatic Open Vents and roof hatches.

The Ascent™ Hatch Guardrail is designed to fit around the Hatch / AOV upstand, reducing rooftop penetrations.

The hatch guardrail can be supplied in a “flat-pack kit” to suit various opening sizes and for ease of installation, complete with a self-closing gate.

Ascent™ Hatch Guardrails are supplied complete with a comprehensive set of installer instructions and are manufactured in our Sheffield facility to BS EN 1090 CE manufacturing standards, ensuring the quality and safety of the product.

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