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Safety Decking

G&M Safe Deck has established itself as one of the safest and most cost effective working platforms on the market for the protection of site personnel working at height.

Using just three components – our safety decking is quick and easy to install, providing a cost effective solution to working at height

Rigorously tested, exceeding industry standards

Custom branding available

Fast, reliable nationwide delivery

Versatile system allows installation in almost any area

Request A Safety Decking Quote

For technical enquiries or to request a quotation, contact a member of our sales team on 01606 834 630 or office@gmsafedeck.co.uk

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Unique and Innovative Design

Our safety decking is a lightweight safety platform. With its unique design, G & M Safe Deck provides you with a versatile, cost-effective and reliable fall arrest system that functions as both a fall protection solution and safe working platform.

It is the only lightweight safety decking on the market that allows a tube and fitting scaffold to be built through it whilst in situ.

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Benefits of G&M Safety Decking

  • Available in a range of sizes and 4 leg heights
  • Telescopic legs ranging from 1.5 meter to 2 meters
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Can be fitted into almost any area
  • Resistant to UV degradation, rot and chemical resistant
  • Non-slip surface
  • Bright orange colour for improved visibility
  • Bespoke branding available
  • Locking pins to secure all components together
  • Suitable for all roof truss work
  • Suitable for chamber joist floor installation
  • Full supply and installation service available across the UK
  • Hire and sale only options are also available

Exceeds Industry Safety Standards

The UK manufactured G&M Safe Deck has undergone rigorous testing and exceeds Health & Safety Executive standards.

Our safety platforms have been tested to and successfully conform with the following industry standards as required by FASET:

  • BS5973:1993,
  • BSEN12811-1: 2003
  • ACR (M) 001:2005. As stipulated by FASET

In addition, it has also passed the soft body impact test to achieve Class A non-fragile panel, the uniformly distributed load test achieving 2.0 kN/m2, and passing a point load test for 1.75kN/m2, equivalent to 175kg over a single footprint.

For more information about the testing of G&M Safe Deck, download our product information sheet here.

Bespoke Branding on Safety Decking

Bespoke Branding

We offer a customised branding service for customers who purchase our safety decking system. Not only can we manufacture the decking to match your company colour, but we can also have your company logo moulded into or printed onto the product. 

This a great opportunity to advertise your company on site whilst protecting against theft.

Installed by trained erectors

All installations are carried out by our highly trained FASET CSCS Decking Installers and where supplied on a hire basis, its simple erection procedures make for easy installation.

We can also provide training for your own installers if required. Visit our FASET training page for more information about courses available for both safety decking installers and managers.

Request A Quote

For technical enquiries or to request a quotation, contact a member of our sales team on 01606 834 630 or office@gmsafedeck.co.uk

FAQs

Can G&M Safe Deck panels be cut to a smaller size?

Yes, the full size panel can be cut in half, thirds, two-thirds or sixths. The Safe Deck panel is designed to be cut down without loss of rigidity or strength. Consequently the panel can be re-used even if it is damaged. Thereby cutting down on waste and loss.

Do you have half sized panels available?

Yes. G&M Safe Deck Ltd care a great deal about our customers and the support we provide them. Consequently we listen to what our customers want. We were asked by our customers for a Safe Deck half panel they could purchase as a separate item as and when they needed them. As a result of this we have gone into R&D and developed a half panel. The Safe Deck half panel has been tested by a UKAS accredited test centre. Consequently we have testing data which proves the Safe Deck half panel has the same loading capability and characteristics as the standard full size panel.

Can safety deck be loaded?

G&M Safe Deck has undergone rigorous testing by Lucideon (formerly CERAM – a UKAS accredited testing (0013) and calibration. (0420) UK laboratory) and can be loaded to 2.0kN/m2.

The safety decking panel has been successfully tested for:

  • Uniformly distributed load (UDL) to serviceability load
  • Soft body impact tests in accordance with ACR(M)001:2000 Test for Fragility of Roofing Assemblies
  • Point loads over several test positions through a 100mm x 100mm spreader plate

For more information on G&M Safe Deck’s load testing methodology and data, download our product information sheet here <Link. To G&M Safe Deck – Product Range Testing Data & Information. PDF>.

What is the life span of G&M Safe Deck?

The G&M Safe Deck System has a proven life expectancy of at least 10 years. This has been proven by testing panels taken from our contracting stock that are 10 years old. The testing was successful and the old panels performed as well as a new one would. G&M Safe Deck is by far the most rigorously tested plastic system available on the market anywhere in the world.

How much does GM Safe Deck weigh?

G&M Safe Deck has been designed to be lightweight as well as strong. A full size panel weighs 10.43 kg.

Can Safe Deck be freestanding?

Yes, the G&M Safe Deck system can be set-up as freestanding. It is the only plastic freestanding decking system available in the UK.
In one easy application, involving a simple component that can be quickly and easily pinned to either end of a leg tube, G&M Safe Deck can be made freestanding, meaning that there is no need for the supporting structure to contain the deck.

Can G&M Safe Deck be manufactured in different colours?

Yes, we can manufacture the Safe Deck panel components in any colour to meet your requirements. We can also brand the panels with your company logo and contact details for buying customers, enabling you to promote your company whilst on site. Simply discuss your colour and branding requirements with a member of our sales team.

Can a scaffold tube be built through the Safe Deck system?

G&M Safe Deck’s unique design allows a tube or scaffold to be built through any part of the panels making is flexible and quick to install on site.

What training will be supplied for the Safe Deck system?

As an accredited FAEST training centre, G&M Safe Deck offer training courses for both platform decking installers and managers.

The FASET Platform Decking Installer course is designed for operatives, however, it is also suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to install platform decking safely and in a compliant manner. This course covers planning, installation, and the practical issues for the correct use of platform decking on site.

The FASET Platform Decking Managers course is designed for the site manager. It will help platform decking managers to better understand the limitations of individual systems, enabling them to inspect platform decking systems correctly and manage their use on site.

For more information about our FASET Platform Decking courses for the G&M Safe Deck system, click here <Link to: https://gmsafedeck.com/faset-installers-training/>

What testing has been carried out on the Safe Deck system?

G&M Safe Deck exceeds all Health and Safety Executive Standards and provides an exceptionally safe platform for working at height.
The system is tested to BS5973:1993, BSEN12811-1: 2003 and ACR (M) 001:2005 as stipulated by FASET.
For more information on G&M Safe Deck’s testing methodology and data, download our product information sheet here.

Why is safety decking important in construction?

Safety decking is beneficial in a construction project for a multitude of reasons. Its primary function is to safeguard the well-being of construction workers, mitigating the risks associated with working at heights. Here are several key reasons why safety decking is beneficial:

  • First and foremost, safety decking provides a secure platform for workers to perform tasks at elevated levels. This reduces the likelihood of accidents, such as falls from heights, which can result in severe injuries or fatalities. By creating a stable working surface, safety decking minimizes these risks, ensuring that workers can focus on their tasks with confidence.
  • Furthermore, safety decking enhances overall productivity on construction sites. With a reliable and safe platform in place, workers can efficiently carry out their duties, saving time and resources. This translates into cost savings for construction projects and helps meet deadlines more effectively.
  • In addition to protecting workers and improving efficiency, safety decking also minimizes damage to the building being constructed. It acts as a buffer, preventing tools, materials, or debris from falling to lower levels, thereby reducing the potential for structural damage and ensuring the quality of the final product.

How does safety decking contribute to a more sustainable construction site?

Safety decking plays a crucial role in promoting sustainability on construction sites.

  • Primarily it minimises material waste. All our Safety decking is designed for reusability, reducing the need for constant replacement. This minimizes the amount of construction material waste generated, contributing to a more eco-friendly construction process.
  • Safety decking protects the environment on the site by preventing tools, equipment, and debris from falling to lower levels or onto the ground. Thus reducing the likelihood of soil and water contamination.
  • Safety decking creates safer, more comfortable working conditions for laborers. Leading to higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, and increased productivity, ultimately promoting sustainable employment practices within the construction industry.
  • Safety decking’s role in protecting workers means that skilled labor can continue to be employed in the industry for longer, ensuring the transfer of knowledge and skills to the next generation of construction workers.

How does safety decking protect workers?

Safety decking plays a crucial role in protecting construction workers by providing a secure working platform at elevated heights. Here’s how safety decking safeguards workers:

Preventing Falls: Safety decking creates a stable and level surface for workers to stand or walk on while performing tasks at heights. This minimizes the risk of falls, which is one of the most significant hazards in construction.

Fall Arrest: In the event of an accidental slip or trip, safety decking is often designed to act as a fall arrest system. It can stop a worker from falling to a lower level, reducing the severity of injuries or preventing them altogether.

Protection from Falling Objects: Safety decking also acts as a barrier to prevent tools, materials, or debris from falling to lower levels. This protects not only workers on the platform but also those working below, reducing the risk of head injuries and other accidents caused by falling objects.

Enhancing Stability: Safety decking is engineered to support the weight of construction workers, equipment, and materials. This stability ensures that workers can carry out their tasks without worrying about the platform collapsing or shifting.

Increased Confidence: Knowing they are working on a secure surface, workers can concentrate on their tasks with greater confidence and peace of mind, reducing stress and distraction that can lead to accidents.

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Wayne Price, Construction Director, NJS Group Ltd

We trialled G& M Safe Deck and four years later we have not looked back. We have invested in material and employing staff to cope. G&M Safe deck are a very professional and reliable company, NJS safe deck are looking forward to continuing our relationship for many years. Every client whom we introduce the Safety Decking to love the speed and always ask for it on their next job.

Phil Smith, Plant Manager, Domis Construction

We are delighted to work with G&M Safe Deck to create our own decking. Being able to produce their own system in our company colours and apply our brand was really important to us to enable us to raise our own brand awareness on site. The process was simple and working with the G&M team was an enjoyable experience.

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