Edge protection solutions to hire or buy

East-West Roof Guardrail offers industry leading edge protection systems for your next commercial or residential project. All our products are innovative, engineered and certified compliant with Australian Standards.

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We are changing the way temporary edge protection works for you.

Now you can purchase or dry hire temporary roof edge protection systems, giving you complete control and flexibility in managing your project schedules, and big bottom line returns on every job.

All our edge protection systems include installation & engineering documentation. On-site or online Installation training is available.

We also design and manufacture custom edge protection systems to suit unique requirements.

Expert Advice

Decades of combined experience in commercial and residential edge protection means you are in the best hands

Australian Leader

Our edge protection systems are the most advanced designs in Australia - and the world.

Safe & Certified

EWRG edge protection systems are engineered, certified and tested to AS/NZS 4994.1


Australia-wide, our clients trust East West Roof Guardrail.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Roof Guardrail system?

    A temporary roof guardrail system, designed for concrete block and blockwork structures, is a roof edge protection system. It helps mitigate the risks for construction and maintenance personnel when working at height. Sometimes called roof handrail, roof edge protection systems extend around the perimeter of the area in question to prevent workers from falling when near the edge.

  • At what height is edge protection required?

    Specific standards vary by State, but according to OHS regulations and industry guidelines, edge protection is generally required in all cases where contractors and employees are working at a height of 2m or greater. This includes not just roofs but any surface where it is possible to fall 2 metres or more..

  • Is it better to dry-hire or buy roof edge protection?

    The decision to dry-hire or purchase roof edge protection for concrete block structures depends on the duration and frequency of use. If our customers are doing a quick one-off job, we always recommend hiring. On the other hand, if the edge protection is used regularly or required for a long period of time, it usually makes better sense to purchase. EWRG are always happy to quote for both options to help our customers decide which is a better way to go.

  • What are the requirements for temporary edge protection?

    For core-filled or concrete blockwork structures, a temporary roof guardrail design must include a minimum of three handrails. The bottom rail should be located from 150 mm to 250 mm above the roof line or surface workers are standing on. The top rail should be between 900mm and 1100mm, with a gap to a middle rail of no more than 450mm from top and bottom rails. The bottom rail must be located no more than 225mm horizontally away from the edge of the roof/work surface. The angle of the handrails must be within 15 degrees of the roof/work surface pitch. For surfaces with gradients of 26 degrees or more, the guardrail must have sheeting or mesh material that reaches at least 900 mm above the base. All EWRG systems are designed to comply with Australian Standard AS4994.1.

  • Do I need temporary or permanent roof protection?

    For construction and one-off maintenance work, hiring or buying a temporary roof guardrail in Australia is usually the best solution. For areas that will be accessed regularly, permanent height safety systems are a more cost-effective choice.

  • How much does roof edge protection cost?

    Temporary roof edge protection systems are priced in lineal metres. Rates for dry hire and purchase vary based on the location, type of system, duration of hire and quantity. All our systems are priced to be cost effective for our customers and deliver bottom line returns on their projects. One the the best efficiencies temporary edge protection systems provide is use as an alternative to (or in conjunction with) ground-up scaffolding. For a free quote please contact your nearest EWRG branch.

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