RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge Guardrail FAQs

What is the finish of Rhino-Stop® Sky-Edge?

RHINO-STOP®️ Sky-Edge posts and w-beam guardrails are hot dip galvanised. Powder-coating of w-beam guardrails is an optional extra.

How does Rhino-Stop® Sky-Edge function?

RHINO-STOP®️ Sky-Edge w-beam guardrail safety barrier is positioned on the outside edge of a concrete footing and features specially engineered base plates that are designed to yield upon impact and absorb the kinetic energy of the impacting vehicle. This reduces the forces transferred through the anchor bolts and prevents damage to the concrete substrate.

How does Rhino-Stop® Sky-Edge conserve floor space?

By positioning RHINO-STOP®️ Sky-Edge on the outside edge of the concrete footing, there is no encroachment onto the deck space, effectively providing a zero footprint barrier. This allows more deck space to be utilised for parking. The installed position of the w-beam guardrail is vertically aligned with the edge of slab.

How many anchor bolts does each post require?

Each RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge post is anchored with just one (1) M20 anchor. Preferred embedment depth is 130mm. Minimum embedment depth is 105mm. Anchors must be supplied or approved by Safe Direction®.

What is the spacing between posts?

The maximum spacing between RHINO-STOP®️ Sky Edge posts is 2000mm.

What crash testing has been performed with RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge?

RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge w-beam guardrail safety barrier has been crash tested to comply with and exceed the 30kN impact load described for Light Traffic Areas in AS/NZS 1170.1. Impacts were performed with a 1500kg vehicle travelling at speeds of up to 15km/h, more than twice the prescribed impact speed of the standard. Testing was conducted on a single 4m w-beam guardrail panel supported by three RHINO-STOP® posts. Impacts were undertaken at the end of the safety barrier system to evaluate maximum loading.

Each impact condition was evaluated with RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge mounted on a 150mm thick suspended slab.

What attachments are available with Rhino-Stop® Sky-Edge

RHINO-STOP®️ Sky-Edge is available with handrail and mesh infill when fall protection is required for pedestrians. Finished system heights of 1100mm and 1300mm are available.

What is Rhino-Stop® Sky-Edge made of?

RHINO-STOP® Sky-Edge w-beam guardrails are made using Australian steel and hot-dip galvanised after fabrication.