SAC Floor Access Covers

Surespan SAC Floor Access Covers and flush access covers have been designed for a wide range of applications and industries, including water treatment, loading bays, plant access and emergency exits.They are manufactured in magnesium alloy with marine alloy frames, stainless steel or galvanised steel. Surespan access covers offer the ultimate in design, with a gas spring assisted aluminium tread plate lid that locks in the open position with a safety hold-open stay to prevent against accidental closure.

Available from pedestrian rating to Factor Class E loading in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of finishes including polyester powder coating.

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    • Custom made to any size
    • Can be Fire Rated and Acoustic Rated
    • Rated up to FACTA Class E vehicle loading
    • Incorporated double unbroken EPDM seals
    • Marine grade aluminium cover
    • Rw25dB acoustic rated
    • Hold open stay – against accidental closure

    Suggested Sizes

    Structural Opening Size Weight *
    * Excluding infill, Weight relates to facta class A only
    600 x 600 33kg
    750 x 750 43kg
    900 x 750 47kg
    900 x 900 53kg
    1000 x 1000 61kg
    1200 x 1200 77kg
    1200 x 1800 102kg
    1500 x 1500 104kg

    Recessed Floor Access Cover


    Available as single or double leaf floor access cover.

    Biomass Cover
    Single Leaf
    Double leaf floor access
    Double leaf

    Surespan SAC access hatch is not watertight, although a self draining cover is available. Any water passing the seals will be dispersed via integral drainage channel, which is fitted with an optional internal or external ¾ inch flexible hose adaptor.



    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

    Electric Operation


    Can be supplied with associated control panels & accessories.

    Additional Electric Features

    Electric control unit

    Electrical Control Unit.

    Push Button

    Push button for domestic use.

    Key switch for domestic use
    Key switch

    Key switch for domestic use.

    Push button for industrial use.

    Key switch for industrial use.

    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.

    Hydraulic operation

    Additional Hydraulic Features


    Electrical Control Panel.


    Push Button

    Pneumatic Operation

    Pneumatics provide a clean and efficient way of operating our hatches in environments where compressed air is freely available or is preferred to hydraulic cylinders or electrical actuators.

    The system comprises of operating cylinders fed from a manual control manifold that can connect to a ring main pneumatic supply.

    Pneumatic operation

    Additional Pneumatic Features


    Electrical Control Panel.

    Key switch for domestic use

    Key Switch.

    Locking Options


    Standard cablock and Tee key.


    Locking padlock box – additional security.


    Electrical interlock – micro switch.


    Shoot bolt lock – internal only.


    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

    Retractable ladder extension.

    Retractable ladder extension

    Ladder extension, retractable.

    Standard ladder

    Standard ladder.

    Caged ladder

    Standard ladder with cage.

    Retractable ZIP ladder

    Retractable ZIP ladder.

    Standard Ships Ladder

    Standard ship ladder.

    Optional Features

    Surespan Access Covers are now available with antimicrobial finish – antimicrobial product performance tested by BioLab Tests UK.

    Fire rated

    4 hours fire resistance.

    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

    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

    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

    Class AAA

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

    Class B

    Class B

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

    Class C

    Class C

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

    Class D

    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 truck operates.

    Class E

    Class E

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