Guardrails and Edge Protection


The Guardrails and Edge Protection Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) outlines the main hazards and risks associated with the installation of guardrails and edge protection used to prevent falls of persons working at heights including the risk of falls, falling objects, and use of height access plant and equipment.

The SWMS provides details of the safety precautions (including provision of fall protection and fall prevention devices and personal protective equipment requirements) to be observed when working in any situation where a person may be harmed by a fall from one level to another when installing guardrails and edge protection.