Guardrail to a Railway

Scope:  Australian Scaffolds provided scaffolding guardrail to a railway, labour-hire and aluminium scaffolding to a 25-metre railway bridge in Southern NSW. The scaffolding guard rail was required to assist with a track upgrade to the existing bridge.

Location: Tallong railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the Main South Line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the village of Tallong, opening in 1869 as a small halt named Barbers Creek Tank. A platform was opened on 16 April 1878, and it was renamed Tallong on 6 April 1905 and added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.


Design code-compliant scaffold guard rail system to live railway.


A complicated scaffolding guard rail project due to an isolated location and the working area being underwater due to recent rain. Rail projects are renowned for being paperwork-heavy, and this was no different.


Despite the challenging environment, the scaffolding guard rail project was completed on time and to budget. For a challenging project to be successful, planning is critical. For this particular scaffolding job, we based out the scaffold in our yard in Riverstone to ensure all necessary scaffolding, scaffold accessories and guardrail components had been allowed.


A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty under the WHS Act to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. A person conducting a business or undertaking has more specific obligations under the WHS Regulations to manage the risk of a fall by a person from one level to another, including requirements to:

  • ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that any work involving the risk of a fall is carried out on the ground or a solid construction
  • provide safe means of access to and exit from the workplace, and
  • provide adequate protection against the risk of falls.

Australian Scaffolds is a leading scaffolding supplier with many years of experience working with aluminium scaffolds on rail projects. We can manage complex aluminium scaffold components to rail platforms in Sydney and regional NSW. All scaffolding quotations include a total price, incl GST, with no nasty extras or hidden surprises. We are proud of our scaffolding reputation and always provide rail frame solutions to scaffolding guardrail projects with excellent customer service.

Australian Scaffolds is available day and night, seven days a week. Our expert team of qualified Scaffolders has decades of experience. We strive to make complex – simple. Next time you need a scaffolding guardrail for a railway, call 1300 919 905. Or email Daniel Butlin at daniel.butlin@australianscaffolds.com.au

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