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Upstand Access Covers

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Upstand access covers are fitted on top of the finished structure and stand proud of the finished structure. Upstand covers provide a fully waterproof access point.

Cubis’ range of steel fabricated access covers are designed to suit each installation. Requirements such as size of opening, valve equipment and expected rate of zinc corrosion are considered before a final design is produced for approval.

Along with other options and accessories to improve performance, these access covers can be equipped with security features to help prevent unwanted access.

Upstand access covers are not accredited to LPCB security standards but are suitable for areas that are not rated as high-risk. For LPCB rated access covers, please see Citadel.

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Hinged Covers

Covers are hinged and the opening aided by steel springs. Each cover is manufactured so that the cover will rise slowly or with minimal effort.

Cover lifting can also be assisted with gas struts.

Fall protection

Cubis has designed a number of fall-protection options including:

  • Hinged
  • Drop-in
  • Split

Safety grids can be fitted with a failsafe lock back catch.

Safety Stays

Covers are optimised for safety during use with a safety stay that prevents the cover leaf from slamming shut when in use.




Covers are hot dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461. For increased longevity and aggressive environments a superior galvanising finish can be used to give a 100 (min) or 140 (min) micron zinc coating. Please refer to the Galvanizers Association's Zinc Corrosion Map to ascertain whether a higher level of galvanising is required.


Powder Coating

Access covers can be powder-coated for aesthetic purposes.



Customer Badging

Bespoke customer details can be included in the badge for identification and awareness.

  Locked with: Protected from:

Standard Turnbuckle

Non premeditated attack by  vandals

Standard Turnbuckle  
Hasp and Staple Locking

Opportunist attack by vandals with  tools that can easily be concealed  upon their person.

Enhanced Turnbuckle
Hasp and Staple Locking

Vandals forced entry using a wide  selection of medium duty tools.

  For high-security access covers, please see Citadel.

Upstand access covers are suitable for areas that are not trafficked. They are intended to sit proud of the finished surface.

Upstand access covers are suitable for rural and urban locations with low to medium risk of vandalism.

For high-security access covers, please see Citadel.

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IMG 1059.JPG Dee Valley Water: Llywn Onn Reservoir and Pumping station

Cubis Systems supplied high-security access covers for Llwyn Onn, Dee Valley Waters’ largest water treatment works