Residential Edge Protection

Residential Roof Edge ProtectionAn Access Guard Proprietary Product

Roof edge protection is a necessity whenever work is carried out on a roof structure or roof surface, or temporary access to a roof is needed. Because roof work involves movement elevated from ground level, falls can cause critical or even fatal injuries.

An edge protection system must be enabled at any unprotected edge of a work platform or scaffold platform, to prevent roof workers and materials from falling of the edge and provide safe access to ground workers. It's an essential height safety product to protect falls from roofs.

CanDo offers a comprehensive range of temporary edge protection systems. Our systems cater for various types of roof construction with a large range of mounting brackets.

Roof Edge Protection Mounting Bracket Types:

  • Under Eave
  • Top Plate
  • Tile
  • Gable
  • Re-Roof
  • Pole System
  • Tilt Slab

Our customers have access to a wide range of options to suit all residential roofing projects. We can also provide edge protection scaffolding for commercial projects

At CanDo we offer a site advisory service to ensure that our clients receive a fixed quotation. We guarantee a roof edge protection system that is fit for the purpose of your specific job.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What height is edge protection required?

As stated in OSH Regulations, edge protection must be installed if any person on a worksite is at risk of falling 2 metres or more from a flat edge such as scaffolds, stairs, landings etc.

If workers are on something other than a flat edge such as a roof, roof truss or ladder, then only heights of 3 metres and above require edge protection to be installed.

Can you hire edge protection systems?

Yes! CanDo's whole business revolves around hiring out scaffolding and edge protection systems.

We provide cost effective edge protection solutions in Brisbane, Gold Coast & the Northern Rivers. Our experienced team are knowledgable in construction practices which saves our clients time and minimises setup costs.

What is edge protection designed for?

Roof edge protection is designed to prevent a person falling from height to a lower level. Guardrails, handrails and scaffolding are erected to create a barrier around the roof of a building to prevent a person or materials from falling.

Why is edge protection important?

Falls from heights are a major hazard which has caused injury and/or death of workers. Unprotected edges are one of the most common hazards which contribute to falls from height and as height increases, so does the risk of serious injury. 

Edge protection must be provided at every open edge of a work platform or scaffold platform to prevent both workers and materials from falling.

What are the Working at Heights Australian Standards?

In Australia height safety equipment and working at heights practices are governed by the Working At Height Association (WAHA).

WAHA enforce the following Australian Standards & Industry Codes:

  • AS1657:2018 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders;
  • AS/NZS 1891.1 Part 1: Safety Belts and Harnesses;
  • AS/NZS 1891.2 Part 2: Horizontal Lifeline and Rail Systems;
  • AS/NZS 1891:3 Part 3: Fall Arrest Devices;
  • AS/NZS 1981.4 Part 4: Selection, Use and Maintenance of Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices;
  • AS2625 Safe Working in a Confined Space;
  • AS/NZS 4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems;
  • AS/NZS 5532 Manufacturers requirements for single point anchors.

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We offer roof edge protection hire in the greater Brisbane, Gold Coast and Northern Rivers regions.

Get in touch by calling 1300 226 336 or by emailing

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