Hatch Defender

BlueWater Manufacturing

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The Hatch Defender is a non-penetrating roof hatch fall protection system. Constructed of galvanized steel, the Hatch Defender system feature a self-closing gate for added safety.

Hatch Defender - Non-Penetrating, Non-Attaching Roof Hatch Fall Protection Guardrail System


The Hatch Defender is a non-penetrating roof hatch fall protection system. Constructed of galvanized steel, the Hatch Defender system feature a self-closing gate for added safety.

For installation, this passive fall safety solution is first placed on the roof hatch curb. Then, the rail on the gate side and its opposite are tightened until the Hatch Defender fits snugly against the curb. The top rail and mid rail adjust as the sections are tightened.

A Simple Solution for Roof Hatch Fall Protection

The Hatch Defender creates an OSHA-compliant barrier for permanent installations. The unique design of our roof hatch defender system eliminates the need to attach the rail to either the hatch or the roof surface, making installation easier and eliminating leaks in the roof surface or the roof hatch.

Request a quote on the Hatch Defender roof hatch fall protection system your facility needs. Contact Dakota Safety to learn more.

Hatch Defender Guardrail Features

  • Designed for fast and easy installation
  • No drilling needed
  • Installs with basic hand tools
  • Deemed OSHA compliant by an independent accredited engineering firm
  • Standard galvanized finish (custom painted finishes available)

OSHA-Compliant Passive Fall Safety

Hatch Defender roof hatch fall protection systems are compliant with OSHA safety regulations for guardrails.

Minimum Size Requirements

Hatch Defender rail sections are sized to fit the inside curb dimensions. The hatch railing is adjustable on the gate side to accommodate different hatch widths.

 Part #  Inside Curb Width Inside Curb Length
HD3036
30 inches or 36 inches
30 inches or 36 inches
HD3042
30 inches or 36 inches
42 inches
HD3054
30 inches or 36 inches
54 inches
HD3096
30 inches or 36 inches
96 inches


Finishes

Hot-dip galvanized finish is standard. However, if you require a roof hatch fall protection system with a custom finish or in a custom color, please contact Dakota Safety for options and pricing.

Installation Instructions

  • 30-36"x30-36" Hatch Defender Installation Instructions
  • 30-36"x42" Hatch Defender Installation Instructions
  • 48"x48" Hatch Defender Installation Instructions
  • 30-36"x54" Hatch Defender Installation Instructions
  • 30-36"x96" Hatch Defender Installation Instructions

Contact Us for Effective Roof Hatch Fall Protection

Dakota Safety are the industrial safety product specialists. Request a quote or contact us for the Hatch Defender system your facility needs.

I n order to meet OSHA regulations for fall protection, outriggers (returns/counter weights) MUST be utilized. Whether the Danger Side Run is 5’ or 1000’ in length, you must have these in place at the beginning and at the end of the run.

Outriggers are standard rail kits (usually 5ft rail kits) that are connected at each start/end at approximately 90˚ to the Danger Side Run of each start / end of rail systems.

Outriggers (returns/counter weights) are not required for closed loop systems (no start ends).

An extra base is required to complete an open rail system (rail sections with start/ends); one rail section in the system requires 2 bases (kits only include 1 base)

NOTE: Please consult Dakota Safety if wind loads are required for rail systems. Additional outrigger sections adding counterweights can be added to rail systems to increase wind load compliance.
  • Delivery via LTL
  • Delivery Timing

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Time

Monday - Friday, before 6pm Delivery estimate of 1-3 working days commences on the same working day the order is made. #Your order will arrive between Monday - Friday.
Monday - Friday, after 6pm Delivery lead-time of 1-3 working days commences on the next working day from when the order is made.
Saturday and Sunday Delivery estimate of 1-3 working days commences on the next working day from when the order is made.

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