We Are Experts In Edge Protection

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


Roof Edge Protection

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 engineered edge protection systems include installer training and engineering documentation.


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

Engineered CERTIFIED INNOVATIVE affordable

Expert Advice

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

Australian Leader

We lead the temporary edge protection industry in quality and innovation, servicing clients Australia-wide

Safe & Certified

Our roof guardrail systems are engineered and certified to Australian standards. Installation training provided


"Amazing service and quality systems that ensure you go home safe to your family at the end of the working day. CCR Roofing wholeheartedly recommend EWRG! "
CCR Roofing
Chris & Nadine H
"I've sent dozens of colleagues in the industry to East-West Roof Guardrail over the years because I know they will be in good hands. Their edge protection systems are certified and simple to use and they keep designing new systems to keep up with changes in the construction industry."
Chris W
"East-West Roof Guardrail are absolute experts and have always been a great help to us out with our temporary edge protection requirements."
Red 8 Roofing
Jason C

Frequently Asked Questions

A residential or commercial roof guardrail system is a roof edge protection system that is designed to 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.

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.

To our Clients that are going use edge protection frequently and are comfortable transporting and storing the gear, we usually recommend purchase. These Clients will find that the system will pay for itself very quickly. If the edge protection system is just required for a one off job, we recommend hire. 

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

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.

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. For a free quote please contact your nearest EWRG branch.  

Contact us now if you have any more questions about roof edge protection and installation.

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