For gaining access to single-compartment tankers in areas limited in space

The bespoke solution for tanker top access from a single manhole
Close-fitting safety cage for precisely marking out your working perimeter according to your installation

Strengths and specificities

  • A very safe work area inside the cage for your operators and drivers
  • Pneumatically adjusted perimeter, across the width, according to the requirements of your installation for added tanker top safety

Conditions of use

The conditions of use depend on several factors (new project, integration into an existing facility, height and type of tanker, etc.) Let's work together to decide on the folding stairs for you. Contact our technical teams and design office.


  • Hot-dip galvanised steel construction

  • Temporary aluminium safety cage

  • Standard formats of the temporary safety cage: 1500 x 1500 x 900 mm or 2800 x 1500 x 900 mm (others on request)

  • 2 to 5-step staircase

  • 800 mm usable steps - others: contact us

  • Steps in galvanised steel grating (double notched bars)

  • Gangway with a foot pedal

  • Step with foot anti-pinch system in accordance with the regulations (1st step)

  • Gate with automatic spring closure

  • Balancing using gas spring compensators as standard (others on request)

  • Add a staircase, post, platform or even one or more loading arms or fixed-reach top unloading arms: you get an access system or a tanker top loading platform (single or double) - More information from our team


  • Manufacture of the gangway with a stainless steel or painted finish on request
  • Manufacture of the temporary safety cage in stainless steel or with a painted finish on request
  • There are a number of available cage configuration options: safety cage offset to the left, offset to the right, compatible with loading arms, length adjusted according to your installation up to 6000 mm)
  • Resin grating steps
  • Pneumatic assistance (aid for raising/lowering the folding stairs)
  • Automatic pedal option
  • Integration of false steps, depending on your installation (single or double, positive or negative, false step)
  • Specific paint finish
  • Atex archiving

Please specify the ATEX zoning if applicable - CE marking for pneumatic or electrical equipment, or equipment used in ATEX zones - Configuration without temporary safety cage also available

Will the folding stairs be used for loading and unloading liquid or gaseous fluids? Do you already have a loading or unloading arm installed on your site? Bear in mind that any existing loading arms may not be compatible with the safe access gangway to be installed. Pacquet develops and designs all-inclusive loading systems with arms and tanker top access gangways. Contact our teams.

Folding stairs with a close-fitting safety cage, Pacquet

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