Tuffgard® Toeboard System

Offering significant benefits over traditionally welded alternatives, choose Tuffgard for enhanced safety

As part of Moddex's premier range of safety and accessibility solutions, the Tuffgard Toeboard Systems are designed for enhanced protection against falling objects from elevated platforms, walkways and mezzanines.

Manufactured from structural hot dip galvanised steel, 316 stainless steel or marine grade aluminium, Tuffgard Toeboard Systems deliver maximum strength and protection. Pre-engineered, preconfigured and independently load tested for compliance with Australian Standard AS 1657:2013, Tuffgard Toeboard Systems are 48% lighter and have significantly less flex than traditional alternatives.*

Completely retrofittable and fully adjustable with a range of mounts, corners and joiners, Tuffgard can be tailored to meet your project or application requirements

* When compared with standard 100x6mm hot dip galvanized flat bar

Why use Tuffgard® for your project?

As compared to the other traditionally welded alternatives available on the market, the Tuffgard Toeboard Systems offer a unique range of benefits which include:

  • Proprietary designs are pre-engineered for structural integrity
  • Hot dip galvanized structural steel, 316 grade stainless steel or marine grade aluminium for enhanced corrosion protection
  • Modular, no-weld components for simple and fast assembly
  • 48% lighter and substantially less flex than traditional alternatives
  • Eliminate design and fabrication costs, hot works permits and site shut-downs
  • Flat pack delivery for difficult access areas
  • Reduced safety risk for installer / public
  • For new projects, retrofitting or upgrades
  • Easily repaired, modified or extended with Ezibilt parts
  • Simply retrofitted to existing guardrails, or configured with Tuffrail
  • Designed to comply with Australian and New Zealand building codes and standards

Applications

  • Loading bays and mezzanines
  • Commercial and industrial buildings
  • Industrial walkways & platforms
  • Mines & manufacturing facilities

Tuffgard® Configurations

  • Type MD415
    Marine grade structural aluminium toeboard system
  • Type MD515
    Hot dip galvanized structural steel toeboard system
  • Type MD615
    316 grade structural stainless steel toeboard system

Excerpt from Australian Standard AS 1657:2013

5.6.6 Toeboard
A toeboard complying with Clause 6.1.2 shall be installed where required by Clause 5.5 and shall be firmly attached to the posts or the floor. Any gap between the toeboard and the floor shall not exceed 10 mm. The top of the toeboard shall be not less than 100 mm above the floor.

6.1.2 Toeboard
A toeboard installed on a platform or walkway shall be designed to withstand a horizontal force of 100 N positioned on the member to achieve the worst effect. The horizontal deflection shall be limited so that the horizontal gap between the inside face of the toeboard and the edge of the walkway or platform does not exceed 10 mm.

Under these loads, no part of the system shall elastically deflect by more than 30 mm.