What’s the difference between fibre and aluminium roof walkways?

Fibre roof walkway systems

What’s the difference between fibre and aluminium roof walkways?

Get the right roof walkway system for your premises.

Safe roof access is necessary for all kinds of businesses with roof mounted plant and equipment which require periodic maintenance. One of the most common and important height safety products for safe roof access is the simple roof walkway system.

Roof walkway systems can be made out of a variety of different materials, including steel, aluminium, and resin fibre. Each material has its own benefits, but the most popular materials are aluminium and resin fibre since they are both lighter than steel.

Here’s what you need to know to choose between resin fibre and aluminium roof walkways.

The difference between aluminium and fibre roof walkway systems

Resin fibre and aluminium roof walkways both perform the same function in a height safety system: they both provide safe access to roof mounted equipment and any other areas which require access.

Both materials eliminate trip and slip hazards, protect the roofing material, provide safe access to appropriate areas, and prevent access to unauthorised areas.

Here’s what you need to know about resin fibre and aluminium roof walkways:

Aluminium Lightweight
Cost effective
Resin fibre Lightweight
Cost effective
High strength to weight ratio
Reduced number of penetrations

The different types of roof walkway systems each have advantages and disadvantages, and are better suited for different kinds of applications.

Which roof walkway is right for your premises?

The best roof walkway system for your premises will depend on the specific circumstances of your building and any other height safety equipment you need.

Aluminium roof walkwayThere are several factors which will determine which roof walkway system is best for your premises. These include things like the pitch of the roof, proximity to fall edges, and the roof material.

The best way to find out the best which roof walkway system is best for your needs is to have your premises inspected by height safety specialists. An industry expert will be able to recommend a comprehensive height safety system, provide a detailed quote, and install a compliant system.

What height safety systems do you need for your premises?

A comprehensive and compliant height safety system may require several different types of height safety equipment. Along with your roof walkway system, you may also need other systems, including:

For more information about height safety equipment, see our full range here.

Get expert height safety advice

Height safetyAustralian Height Safety Services are industry leaders in the design and installation of compliant systems for all kinds of premises. We can consult with you, inspect your premises and recommend a fully compliant system which will ensure worker safety and OHS compliance.

All our installation technicians are licensed roof plumbers and have a great deal of experience in the height safety industry. We ensure a compliant result by using only the highest quality products and installation processes.


For more information on our height safety products and services, contact us here or call the AHSS team on 03 9718 0322.

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