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Role Scaffolding Prevention Falls Accidents Australian Construction - Stronghold

The Role of Scaffolding in the Prevention of Falls and Other Accidents on Australian Construction Sites

With an impeccable 100% incident-free record since our establishment in 2008, Stronghold Hire is well-positioned to discuss the crucial role of scaffolding for the prevention of falls and accidents on construction sites.

Scaffolding for Fall Prevention

Over our 18 years of operation, we’ve supplied scaffolding for a myriad of unconventional projects to prevent falls from happening. Some of these projects are outlined below:

  1. Obstacle course for a parkour event
  2. Camera staging for the NRL
  3. Framework for an art piece shown at the Sculpture at the sea event
  4. Impact protection of power boxes at Point Piper
  5. Viewing platform at the SCG
  6. Debris protection at Warragamba dam
  7. Framework for shrink wrap at Sydney Aquarium shark tank
  8. Framework for blast and paint at Circular Quay Wharfs
  9. Framework for temporary theatre at the Design and Build Trade Expo

Scaffolding for Fall Prevention Projects Stronghold Hire Sydney

While these examples showcase just a fraction of the diverse applications of our services for our loyal clients, the primary objective of our scaffold systems is to facilitate safe access for construction work and mitigate the risk of falls.

How to Prevent Falls with Scaffolding

Numerous methods exist to ensure safe access and prevent falls from happening and some of the techniques and tools we use to keep clients safe on construction sites are:

  1. Elevated work platforms
  2. Installation of permanent walkways and handrails
  3. Relocating work to ground level
  4. Implementing swing stages
  5. Utilizing rope access techniques
  6. Deploying fall arrest equipment
  7. Installing industrial safety nets
  8. Employing scaffolding
  9. Implementing temporary edge rail systems

Temporary Edge Rail Systems - Stronghold Hire Sydney

Temporary Edge Rail Systems

At Stronghold Hire, our primary focus lies in supplying scaffold and temporary edge rail systems, although we are actively working on providing permanent solutions as well so watch this space. Scaffolds play a crucial role in ensuring safe access to working decks and serving as a physical barrier to prevent falls. Given that most construction projects involve working at heights exceeding 2 meters, it’s essential to implement effective height safety controls, with scaffolding being the most common solution.

Range of Scaffold Options for Construction Sites

At Stronghold Hire, we offer a comprehensive range of scaffold options, including both aluminium scaffolding and steel varieties, along with stair access and edge rail systems. With complete ownership of our equipment and transport fleet, we ensure a seamless service experience, maintaining full control over logistical and maintenance operations.

Certified, Checked & Compliant

Rest assured, all our scaffolds undergo regular certification checks and maintenance, aligning with current Australian standards. Our dedicated Health and Safety Coordinator ensures that our systems and controls remain up to date with the latest legislation, prioritising the safety and well-being of our clients and workers alike. We’re committed to contributing to the ongoing effort to enhance safety standards on construction sites across Sydney. Ensuring that everyone returns home safely at the end of the day is our top priority.

Temporary Edge Rail Systems Stronghold Hire Sydney

Scaffolding For Fall Protection

If you’re seeking scaffolding for fall protection, edge protection or to enhance safety measures for your next project, whether it’s a home renovation or a large-scale construction endeavour like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to provide expert advice and support to help you create a safer work environment. Give us a call now 02 89852020 on or contact us today to learn more!


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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