MacHatch | Access Hatch

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MacHatch | Access Hatch

Improve your house building process with our MacHatch. Designed to allow easy and safe access between floors, resulting in reduced labour time along with improved health and safety on site.

About Features Resources Specification & FAQs

Introducing the first product of its kind



Our exclusive design has been brought to the market to allow safer and easier access between floors during the building process. We’ve ensured we have created a ‘one size fits all’ design for this product, which means it can be installed with any joist layout design during the simple installation process.


The sizing of our hatch allows materials to be passed easily between the ground and first floor, meaning all workmen on site will be able to carry out their individual tasks quicker, easier and, most importantly, safer.


Simple by design, simple in use. The Machatch 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.




MacHatch Installation

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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.
Manufactured in the UK at our state-of-the-art facilities.
Currently supplied to the UK’s major housebuilders such as Barratt & Persimmon Homes.


I’d like a quotation for your Macdeck system/products, what are my options?

Our bespoke quotes are based on what service you require. Please see the various options below:

Full Contracting – We provide a full contracting service which includes the supply, hire, installation, and dismantling of the system in one price per m2 for a set time period*. JMAC will manage the allocation and movement of materials on site, leaving all work areas clean and tidy before vacating site. Our trained supervisors will visit site to ensure the standards are maintained. We provide this service within the NE, NW or within one hour of our Stockton On Tees depot. However, we work with a selective group of strategic partners who are based around the UK who can offer the service levels required – Please get in touch and we will recommend the closest one to you.

*Additional hire charges are incurred per week thereafter, should the hire time be exceeded. 

Hire only – We will deliver allocated materials to site specific to your needs. On delivery we will train your workforce/operatives on how to erect and dismantle the Macdeck System safely, and how to store and manage the equipment. A Macdeck certificate is issued once the trainer has evaluated competency levels. Price will be based on a weekly hire rate per m2 and we will collect the kit upon project completion.

Labour only** – If you have purchased or hired our Macdeck system, we can provide a labour only option where our fully trained Macdeck installers will attend your site to erect/dismantle and safely store the system.

Hire and Labour** – A set allocation of materials will be delivered to site. On delivery, the hire will commence for the agreed duration. This acts as the hire element of works.

In geographical areas or specialist jobs where JMAC can provide labour, a fixed labour cost will then be agreed to run alongside the hire agreement. This hire/labour option will provide the client with a supply and fit service undertaken by our knowledgeable and experienced install teams.

Purchase – Our Macdeck system is available to purchase either Mac branded or Bespoke branded (with your company logo). Prices are subject to volume, location and minimum order quantities where applicable.

JMSS products that are available to purchase with our Bespoke branding service:

Macdeck Panels

Macdeck Legs

Macdeck Base & Heads




Additional ancillary components as well as other Mac products can be purchased separately, please click below for a quote from our team.

** This option is dependent on location or specified jobs, we currently provide this service in NE, NW, Cumbria & South Scotland. We’re constantly growing and evolving, so we always try to be flexible with our clients – If you would require this service but your location is not listed, please give us a call to see how we may be able to assist with this.

What is the process should JMSS be successful in securing tendered works?

We will attend a pre-start meeting between the client and our experienced operations team. This meeting will discuss your project programme, time frames and needs, you will receive our operations & maintenance manual, RAMS, booking in procedures training manual, and other supporting documentation. Going forward from this, you can then book in your first plots with our operational admin team and our trained installers will attend site as and when required.

How do I use your booking in service for my project?

A specific service is tailored to the needs of each client, you can email or call our office on 01642 563696.

Is there evidence that work has been completed?

Upon each erection and dismantle, a handover certificate is signed by the JMAC installer and a member of the site team. This handover certificate is a legal document to provide proof that, at handover stage, the system is fit for purpose and in safe working order as per manufacturers guidelines. A copy of this handover is retained onsite for their records and a second copy is returned to the office for payment evidence.

Do you have any current vacancies within JMAC Safety Systems?

We’re always on the lookout for fresh and talented individuals to join our ever-growing team.  Please take a look at our Careers Page for more information.

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