Access and Fall Prevention

Regular inspection and maintenance of flat roofs is not just good practice, it is also a condition of the waterproofing system warranty. As a result, all flat roofs need to allow for a certain amount of pedestrian access, whether this is for routine maintenance or the servicing of roof top plant. Careful consideration must be given for future access and those who will be working at height as part of the design process in accordance with CDM regulations.


Whatever your requirement, Siltec can assist you with the selection, design, specification, and installation of the most suitable fall protection equipment for your flat roofing project. Please contact your sales manager or a member of our technical team for more information or assistance.

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Flat roofs constructions, including the deck, are subject to external fire spread. When a flat roof construction is tested for its external fire performance (penetration through the roof construction and surface spread of flame), it is classified within the European system as highest BRoof(t4) through to lowest FROOF(t4).

Not all flat roofs can be classified, such as existing roofs. Some do not need to be classified due to their inherent ability to stop external fire spread, such as gravel and paving slab finished inverted roofs and protected roofs, so use is unrestricted.

With tested roofs however, Siltec are proud to have an extensive range of tested systems that can provide the highest BROOF(t4) performance classification for potentially hundreds of flat roof permutations that include single ply, liquid, hot melt, and bituminous waterproofing. This provides our clients with a full range of solutions whilst still complying with HM Government Building Regulations.