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UPRIGHT SNA HATCH DOOR PLATFORMS

UPRIGHT SNA HATCH DOOR PLATFORMS

HATCH DOOR PLATFORMS:

What is a hatch door platform? Upright SNA will show you pictures of hatch door platforms, explain why they are used and their ability to be fixed in the field. Upright SNA hatch door platforms are made to climb through by climbing the frame of the scaffolding or climbing the snap in stairs.

UPRIGHT SNA HATCH DOOR REPLACEMENT BOARDS:

The manufacturers, we represent, use half-inch marine plywood mounted inside and aluminum structure.  The two manufacturers Upright SNA represent are, EZ Lift and Vault manufacturers and they both use the same design. The one difference is that Vault shaves their platform board down on the ends of the platform boards to make the aluminum even that grips the ends of the board with the sides of the platform assembly. Just let us know if you have a Vault platform when calling to order.

The EZ Lift platform board does not need to be routed at the ends. You just need a half-inch marine plywood board and you’re set to go. This gives you the ability to either order the board from us or just go to your nearest wood supplier which will be a lot less expensive. You see we just save you money.

THIS A HATCH DOOR PLATFORM HATCH DOOR CLOSE
THIS IS A HATCH DOOR PLATFORM WITH THE HATCH DOOR OPEN

HATCH DOOR PLATFORMS FIXED IN THE FIELD:

On top and on the sides of the platform assembly you will find Allen bolts or some other type of screw/bolt fastening device. Remove the fasteners and either pull out the board or the hatch door board and replace. Instructions will be sent for replacement of boards by manufacture. Upright SNA always wants the customer to take time and read the manufacturers instruction manual which can save you time and money in the long run.

HATCH DOOR PLATFORM ACCESSIBILITY:

There are two ways to access the hatch door platform. You can either climb the frame of the scaffolding or you can climb up Snap in stairs. The reason you use a hatch door platform is to keep the worker on the inside of the scaffolding for better protection. The cost difference between a hatch door platform and the standard platform is a round $20-$30.

When using the hatch door platform on a single wide scaffolding tower you want to offset the hatch door from the one below. So to have a platform with a hatch door on the right side than the next platform up will be on the left side.  The offsetting of the hatch door platforms is used for fall protection. Your platforms are to be placed every 10 feet.  There are four reasons for this; one it’s used for an erection platform, two used as a resting platform, three used for fall protection and four, a work platform.

THIS IS A WALK-THROUGH PLATFORM WITH SNAP IN STAIRS
THIS SHOWS A WORKER CLIMBING THE SNAP AND STAIRS

 

HATCH DOOR PLATFORM CONCLUSION:

What is a hatch door platform? I hope this has answered your questions. There will be more blogs regarding the subject in the future. If you have any questions regarding the subject please feel free to give me a call at 707. 799. 8902 and my name is Joe Foot. I have been doing this for 30 years and if I can’t answer your questions I can find the ones that can.

As we like to say at Upright Scaffolds North America, “if you need to get up, get upright with Upright Scaffolds North America.”