Tuffrail® - Handrail and Guardrail Systems

Delivering leading galvanized handrail systems for commercial and industrial applications

As the trusted galvanized handrail suppliers in Australia, Moddex’s Tuffrail Industrial Guardrails offer robust protection for workers across mezzanines, service platforms, pedestrian walkways and fall edges.

Pre-engineered, preconfigured and independently load tested for compliance with Australian Standard AS 1657:2013, Tuffrail Industrial Guardrails are manufactured from hot dip galvanized structural steel, with Safety Yellow options available.

Why use Tuffrail® modular handrails for your project?

Tuffrail Industrial Guardrails offer significant benefits over traditionally welded alternatives. You can benefit from:

  • Proprietary designs are pre-engineered for structural integrity
  • Hot dip galvanized steel for enhanced corrosion protection
  • Modular, no-weld components for simple and fast assembly
  • Easily repaired, modified or extended with Ezibilt parts
  • 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
  • Flush connection points for a smoother, safer finish
  • Standard and fire stair handrail or balustrade options
  • For new projects or upgrades
  • Unlimited off the shelf configurations and available in a range of paint finishes
  • Designed to comply with Australian and New Zealand building codes and standards

Applications

  • Service platforms and mezzanines
  • Warehouses and loading bays
  • Airports and shopping centres
  • Retaining walls and culverts
  • Roof service areas and fall edges
  • Pedestrian pathways and footbridges
  • Carparks and community centres

Whether you require pipe clamp handrail fittings or a reliable and effective galvanized steel balustrade for your project, you can be assured that Moddex will strive to deliver a comprehensive solution.

For more information on our galvanized railings, contact us on 1800 663 339 today.


Tuffrail® Configurations

  • Type TR10
    Single top rail for level and rake
  • Type TR20
    Top and midrail for level, rake and stair
  • Type TR25
    Top and midrail with toeboard for level and rake
  • Type TR30
    Top, mid and bottom rail for level, rake and stair

Excerpt from Australian Standard AS 1657:2013

3.2.1.2 A toe-board complying with Clause 3.4.3 shall be provided at the edge of a platform, walkway, or landing, which is greater than 10mm distant from a permanent structure and where an object could fall more than 2000mm.

3.4.3 The toe-board shall be firmly attached to the floor or posts, and any gap between the toe-board and the floor shall not exceed 10mm. The top of the toe-board shall be not less than 100mm above the top of the floor.

5.4 GUARDRAILING
5.4.1 Provision of guardrailing
Guardrailing complying with Clause 6.2.1 shall be installed on all sides and ends of a walkway except in the following situations:

  1. At the points of access from a stairway or ladder.
  2. Where there is a permanent structure not more than 100 mm distant from the edge of the walkway, capable of providing protection at least equivalent to that of guardrailing.
  3. On the sides and ends of a walking surface that is not more than 300 mm above an adjacent area upon which it is safe to step or stand without risk of falling, and—
    1. the slope of the walkway perpendicular to the direction of travel (cross-slope) does not exceed 3°;
    2. the angle of slope of the adjacent area is less than 12°; and
    3. the width of the area adjacent to the walkway is greater than 2000 mm

5.4.2 Requirements for walkways with slopes within the range of 15° to 20°
On sloping walkways between 15° and 20°, a handrail complying with Clause 5.6 shall be provided. Where there is a risk of a person sliding or rolling along the sloping surface of the walkway, a means of limiting this linear distance to 18 m shall be installed.
NOTE: On walkway slopes of lesser angles where there is a risk of a person sliding, a handrail should also be provided.

5.5 TOEBOARD
A toeboard complying with Clause 6.1.2 shall be installed on the edge of a walkway where there is no permanent structure within 10 mm of the edge, and from which an object could fall to where persons have access to the area below and to the side of the walkway. Any gap between the underside of the toeboard and the walkway surface shall be not greater than 10 mm. The top of the toeboard shall be not less than 100 mm above the floor.