New product announcement – The MacBrace Component

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Innovation often thrives in periods of adversity. Throughout history we have found that when the chips are down, pressure often forces people out of their comfort zones and into a mindset of revolution. While the Covid-19 pandemic was spreading globally, so was innovation; germinating where it was needed most. This really does prove that humanity can respond smartly and swiftly to even the most elusive of challenges.


At JMAC Safety Systems, we have always believed that innovation is the key to our success. It is one of our key values that has been deep rooted throughout our organisation from the start. New product development is a strenuous and long process for most companies, and in the midst of a pandemic, with all of the uncertainty and risk that comes with it, some might say that bringing a new product to market is a bad idea!

We have always believed that the future of our business resides in the future of our ideas, we adopt a culture of ‘kaizen’ continuous improvement. The pandemic was the perfect opportunity for us to engage our creative capabilities and design something that adds value to our current MacDeck Safety Decking System.

Product announcement
Product announcement


Reflecting on our current product offering and combining data from our 360-feedback from clients and the management team, we discovered a unique opportunity to develop an additional component which can be used with our MacDeck System. We collaborated closely with our clients to shape their ideas into an end-product that has the perfect balance of precision and inventiveness.

The Brace component was designed and tested in partnership with key supply chain partners and Scaffold design engineers, with physical testing carried out by Teesside University.


The MacBrace is a simple component that allows the MacDeck system to become totally free standing when built in line with manufacturer guidelines. This means that the MacDeck system can be erected without supporting walls – this is a common requirement in today’s housing market with low level living spaces at single story and protruding porches. We recommend that every 5th bay is fully braced in either direction or on each end bay, as a minimum.

Our MacDeck Safety Decking system boasts a load capacity of 2.0kn per m2 and is the strongest injection moulded panel manufactured worldwide. MacDeck is light weight and easy to handle, with only three main components. It is quick and simple to erect and dismantle. The system can be installed by one person, whilst easily erecting 60m2 within an hour.

All operatives using the MacDeck System must be adequately trained to ensure the system is installed in a safe and efficient manner. We offer free training to all customers wishing to purchase the MacDeck System. We will ensure that all your operatives are competent before they undertake any work on site.

To find out how to integrate the MacBrace into your MacDeck System, please contact our Hire and Sales team on 01642 563 696.


If you would like any more information on our logistical support then please send us a message.

JMAC Safety Systems | Portrack Grange Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2PH