Always in place and safe, even for unskilled workers, guardrails are an excellent safeguard for employees and contractors working at height.
For the facility managers and building owners who install them, Workplace Access & Safety's guardrails are also highly cost-effective and low maintenance.
Safety and proven compliance
Walkways and guardrails are preferred by state workplace safety authorities over most other types of fall prevention, like roof anchors, static lines and harnesses. A guardrail adds up to better risk management.
Workplace Access & Safety guardrails comply with AS 1657-1992: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation so you can be sure your people are protected and your liability is minimised.
Workplace Access & Safety’s guardrail system has been independently tested for compliance with Appendices B and C of AS1657-1992.
Simpler to use, less red tape
Because no special skills are needed to use guardrails, they're easier on you too. You'll avoid the extra supervision costs, protocols, equipment registers, training, maintenance records and rescue plans associated with roof anchors and harnesses.
Quick delivery, minimal disruption
For rapid delivery, guardrails are stocked in our warehouse in kit form to suit all standard roof and platform profiles.
Workplace Access & Safety's guardrail is lightweight and does not require welding or grinding to be installed on your site. As part of an overall passive fall prevention system, the guardrails can be readily extended or adapted as your needs change.
Good looks are part of the design
Aesthetics are considered at the design stage. Workplace Access & Safety’s guardrails can be powder coated to match your building or fitted with decorative cladding and signage.
"Workplace Access & Safety understand our requirements and are able to communicate so that we have confidence in their execution of the project. They do everything they can to achieve the results we need and they met our expectations. They won the tender because they demonstrated they had the ability and capacity to deliver what we wanted, with value for money. I'd recommend Workplace Access & Safety because they do offer value for money, their understanding of the products, their competency and their ability to take direction and be responsive. Their services are well and truly above average."
- P. Polkinghorne, IA Group Melbourne (representing CSIRO AAHL)
T6 aluminium or hot-dipped galvanised steel.
Use self-sealing bulb type fixing rivets or self-sealing neoprene screws to fix the guardrail to the roof. The guardrail's components are mechanically fixed rather than welded, ensuring compliance with AS1657-1992.
The top rail shall have a vertical height not less than 900mm or more than 1100mm above the working surface. The maximum distance between the top and centre rails shall be 450mm and a maximum of 560mm from the lowest rail to the standing level. The maximum distance between vertical posts shall be two metres. Lateral braces are installed at least every 15 metres of guardrail length.
4.5 kg / m (7.5 kg / m2)
2.5 kPa uniformly distributed load (also depends on roof design loads)
Suitable for all roof types, including Brownbuilt, steel deck, custom orb and asbestos roofs – with minimal new penetrations.
No periodic maintenance required.
The guard rail is manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – design, construction and installation.
Seven-year on-site metropolitan warranty and conditional warranties for regional Australia.
Associated fall prevention equipment