The Machatch Ladder Hatch

With a smaller door for passing materials between floors without risk of falling, a main door for worker access, and a ladder door, the Mac Access Hatch has been designed with health and safety in mind. It can be installed with any joist layout design.

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The sizing of the Mac Access Hatch allows materials to be passed easily between the ground and first floor. The small door allows materials to be passed through without risk of falling, with the main door for worker access. A ladder can be temporarily or permanently fixed in position via the ladder door. The hatch is manufactured in non-slip material.

Ease of Installation

The Mac Access Hatch simply slots into the joist design, allowing easy installation and a straightforward work process.


  • Ladder Access Door – to permanently or temporarily fix the ladder into position.
  • Main Access Door – access is gained through the Main access door by on-site personnel using a ladder between floor levels, once entry has been made the hatch can be closed eliminating the risk of a fall.
  • Material Access Door – The material access Opening allows materials to be passed between floor levels, whilst the main access door remains closed, eliminating the risk of a person falling through the opening.
  • 4 Holes within the outer frame allows the Machatch to be fixed securely into position.
  • Simple installation – Only 2 bolts required for fixing doors to the outer frame.

Mackdeck Brochure


  • Sizing of the hatch allows the safety decking systems to be passed safely and with ease between floor levels.

  • Simple step by step installation process.

  • Can be installed with any floor joist layout design, due to the frame dimensions. (550mm or 600mm joist layout).

  • Manufactured from robust, hot-dipped galvanized steel & aluminium.

  • Load and impact tested to British Standards BSEN12811-Part 3 & in accordance with roof non-fragility test ACR (M) 001:2005.

  • Non-slip multi-directional SUPA GRIP profiled mesh tested to BS7979 Part 2, a standard used by the Health & Safety executive.

Macdeck FAQ

Macdeck can be loaded up to 2.0kn (200kg) per m2, the weight should be evenly distributed above the legs, loading diagrams are provided on request for each specific house builder. *Please note, the loading is also determined by the floor joist manufacturers load capacity, you can load our system to 2.0kn. However, please bare in mind the joists may not be able to sustain the leg load imposed when the decking system is fully loaded.
Macdeck is specifically designed to allow tubular or system scaffold to be built through the system. JMSS have a generic scaffolding design with supporting calculations for the erection of party wall scaffolding to be built through the decking system. JMACs heritage and experience comes through managing a successful scaffolding company, this allows us to tailor and advise on bespoke projects to coordinate scaffolding operations with safety decking platforms, creating value for money for the client.
We offer the Macdeck legs in 3 different sizes 1.5m (white), 1.8m (black) & 2.0 (TBC) we also offer an extendable leg, which extends from 1.8 – 3.0m.
We provide extended stillages that store up to 102 legs. The panels should be pallet stacked and banded 25 panels high.