April 14 2023 0Comment
True Cost Edge Protection - Scaffolding Sydney

The True Cost of Edge Protection

As a business owner or contractor in the construction industry, it’s essential to prioritise worker safety. One of the most critical safety measures on any worksite is edge protection. Edge protection refers to any barrier or safety equipment used to prevent falls from elevated work surfaces or structures. Falls from heights are the biggest killer on NSW construction sites, and edge protection is a vital investment to ensure the safety of your workers.

Edge Protection Costs

At Stronghold Hire, we understand that edge protection costs can eat into the profit on jobs if not accounted for in the planning stage. However, we believe that investing in edge protection is a crucial step in protecting your workers and reducing your liability.

Unfortunately, not all companies prioritise worker safety. Some businesses offer cheaper quotes, but they don’t invest in safety equipment, cut corners, and fail to use fall protection. These companies put their workers at risk and expose themselves to legal action and hefty fines. As an employer, principal contractor, and/or a PCBU, you have a primary duty of care to ensure the health and safety of everyone in your workplace, including visitors. SafeWork NSW takes a zero-tolerance approach to lives being placed at risk and may issue on-the-spot fines for non-compliance with WHS laws. If you’re a builder doing the wrong thing, you could also have your license suspended or cancelled, and any compliance action taken will be publicly displayed on your license records.

Investing in Edge Protection

It’s difficult to compete when not everyone is doing the right thing. But getting home safely at the end of the day should be everyone’s priority. By investing in edge protection, you’re not only prioritising worker safety, but you’re also protecting your business from legal action and fines.

At Stronghold Hire, we offer reliable and affordable edge protection solutions for your construction projects. Our edge protection is an excellent alternative to expensive scaffolding. In fact, our 2022 figures show that edge protection is, on average, 67% cheaper than scaffolding. Our edge protection solutions include edge rail, handrails, and fall protection systems to ensure the safety of your workers.

A Small Price to Pay

We understand that edge protection is an added cost, but compared to the potential cost of an accident or legal action, it’s a small price to pay. You can’t put a price on a life, and ensuring that everyone goes home at the end of the day is priceless. Investing in edge protection is not only a crucial step in protecting your workers, but it’s also an opportunity to raise industry standards. If more companies prioritise worker safety and invest in edge protection, we can work together to encourage others to do the same. We can make a positive impact on the industry and ensure that everyone on worksites is protected and safe.

Committed Workplace Safety Scaffolding Hire Sydney

Committed to Workplace Safety

At Stronghold Hire, we’re committed to workplace safety, and we believe that edge protection is a vital investment in protecting your workers and reducing your liability. Don’t put profit before worker safety. Choose Stronghold Hire for reliable, affordable, and high-quality edge protection. Give us a call now on 02 89852020 or contact us online to learn more about our edge protection systems.


We have over 20 years combined experience in the scaffolding and labour hire industry with clients ranging from government bodies and large construction companies through to smaller subcontractors such as painters, plumbers, lift installers, electricians, roof tilers and renderers. We are one of the leading providers of scaffolding labour hire throughout the Sydney area and our experienced and qualified scaffolders can ensure your projects are erected and dismantled on time and on budget.

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