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  • Attachment system that does not penetrate the roofing and on standard hatches pre-drilled holes in the cap flashing accept the mounting brackets.
  • High visibility safety yellow colour.
  • Non-penetrating attachment.
  • Pivoting mounting sleeve for installation flexibility.
  • Standard self-closing gate feature.
  • Available in a variety of standard sizes – special sizes can also be manufactured.
  • Can also help provide continuous protection especially where safety systems have been installed on the roof area.
  • Fits all Bilco roof hatches.
  • Quick and easy to install on new or existing hatches and smoke vents using basic tools.

Standard product features


  • Posts and rails are pultruded from a fire retardant, fibreglass-reinforced polymer (FRP). FRP material has a moulded-in, high visibility, safety yellow colour and is treated with a UV inhibitor.
  • Mounting brackets are fabricated from 6 mm thick hot dip galvanized steel.
  • Gate hinges and post guides are constructed of 6063-T5 aluminium and torsion rod is Type 302 stainless steel.
  • All fasteners are Type 316 stainless steel.


A 25-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship is available.



- RL-E:

  • Clear internal dimensions: 915 x 915 mm.
  • Weight: 24 kg.
  • Hatch type: E.

- RL-F:

  • Clear internal dimensions: 1220 x 1220 mm.
  • Weight: 28 kg.
  • Hatch type: F.

- RL-L:

  • Clear internal dimensions: 760 x 2440 mm.
  • Weight: 35 kg.
  • Hatch type: L.

- RL-CS:

  • Clear internal dimensions: 760 x 1500 mm.
  • Weight: 28 kg.
  • Hatch type: CS.

- RL-S:

  • Clear internal dimensions: 915 x 760 mm.
  • Weight: 24 kg.
  • Hatch type: S.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-30-75/460 Carbon steel safety gates

Product specification

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Bilco UK Ltd


+44 (0)1284 701696

Product reference

Bil-Guard™ Hatch Rail System



Manufacturer details

Park Farm Business Centre,
Fornham Saint Genevieve,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP28 6TS
Tel +44 (0)1284 701696
Fax +44 (0)1284 702531
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