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ENCAT Type 1 RMS Pedestrian Fencing

ENCAT Type 1 Pedestrian Fencing

RMS Pedestrian Fence Type 1

ENCAT RMS specification compliant products for sale in Australia


ENCAT Australian made pedestrian fencing and civil products available direct from the factory


ENCAT Pedestrian fencing and civil products for sale


ENCAT Modular pedestrian fencing panels


ENCAT manufactures and sells RMS Pedestrian Fencing Type 1 in Australia.  As a Pedestrian Fencing supplier we can sell steel pedestrian fencing to councils, shopping centres, schools or fencing contractors from our stock held in Australia.

Originally designed by the Roads and Maritime Services, steel Type 1 Pedestrian Fencing is designed to prevent pedestrians walking onto or crossing a road at a mid point. It can change the walking patterns of pedestrians along roads or busy footpaths. There are six different styles of pedestrian fence each with the same key benefit of separating pedestrians from vehicular traffic. The main difference is in the aesthetics of each type. The Type 1 Pedestrian Fence is the most popular used variation in the range. 

As soon as new Type 1 Pedestrian Fencing is installed, it changes walking patterns immediately, the physical barrier forces different movement patterns in the area. The other benefit of using pedestrian fencing is in the case of a vehicular accident it can help arrest some of the energy from the moving vehicle by deforming on impact.

  • Type 1 steel RMS fencing made to Australian standards
  • Complies with Council & RMS standards.
  • Welded by Qualified welders.
  • Made in NSW
  • Delivery available Australia Wide
  • Hot dipped galvanized
  • Modular panels are easily replaced if damaged
  • Powder coated in any colour required
  • In-ground or base-plate mounting
  • Custom designs available
  • Colour variations available

Type 1 Pedestrian Fences available to order

ENCAT is an Australian manufacturer of pedestrian fencing which is produced locally to be 100% Compliant with RMS drawings, specifications and Australian Standards.

  • 100% Australian Made.
  • 100% Australian Steel AS3678 & AS3679 (not imported)
  • Certified Welding to AS1554
  • Hot Dip Galvanising to AS1214 
  • Can be powder coated in any colour

Fencing Panel Post Intermediate Baseplates specifications

  • Material:  Hot Dip Galvanised Steel


  • Colour:    Powder coated any colour  or  hot dip galvanised finish


  • Weight:   28kg


  • Height:   1366mm


  • Supplied: Comes with 2 x M10x50mm galvanised bolts, nuts, washers.


Additional information about ENCAT's Type 1 RMS Pedestrian Fencing

Fencing supplier
ENCAT is Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier for all types of Pedestrian Fences and we make the fencing in our factory in NSW. We actively supply commercial fencing contractors, civil works contractors, councils or government department tenders that need a safety fence installed on for roads. ENCAT can design and manufacture Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4, Type 5 and Type 6 fence types. These products are commonly referred to as an RMS Pedestrian Fence or Pedestrian Safety Fence Panel. We only manufacture fence panels that are as specified by the NSW RMS or Roads Waterways Transport for NSW

The purpose of a pedestrian fence
The function of this type of fence construction is to help create safer movement patterns of roadside users. They are a physical barrier that we make using 100% recycled Australian steel that are used to direct pedestrians to safe crossing areas. It stops people from accessing areas of the road corridor where they may interact with vehicular traffic in an uncontrolled manner. 

Typical pedestrian fencing installations
The most common use of pedestrian fencing is around shopping centres where people will try and cross the road to get to their car parking or roadside stores. It is not a road safety barrier and cannot be used in lieu of a road safety barrier. It is not designed to deflect or arrest an errant vehicle or to prevent injury to pedestrians by errant vehicles although it should deform on impact. If the fence panels have been designed and manufactured correctly they should collapse as a whole panel when impacted that minimises the detachment of individual elements, and features a staggered layout of the balusters allowing motorists and pedestrians approaching on opposite sides of the fence to see each other. 

What are the variations of fencing?
Prior to 2011 this type of fence was known as RTA pedestrian fence and Type1 pedestrian fence, the naming has changed over time and includes these variations;

  • RMS type one pedestrian fencing
  • RTA type one pedestrian fencing
  • Pedestrian safety barrier type 1
  • RTA pedestrian fencing type 1
  • RMS pedestrian fencing type 1
  • RTA pedestrian fence type 1
  • RMS pedestrian fence type 1
  • Pedestrian fencing type 1
  • Pedestrian fence type 1
  • Road fencing type 1
  • Road fence type 1
  • RTA fencing
  • RMS fencing
To find out how much pedestrian fencing costs just contact our team or send us a quote request.

See our range of steel RMS Pedestrian Fencing products for sale in Australia

ENCAT Type 1 Pedestrian Fencing
ENCAT Type 2 Pedestrian Fencing
ENCAT Type 3 Pedestrian Fencing
ENCAT Type 4 Pedestrian Fencing
ENCAT Type 5 Pedestrian Fencing
ENCAT Type 6 Pedestrian Fencing

View our Pedestrian Fencing Installations in Australia

RMS Standard Drawings - R0800-15 Pedestrian Fence - Type 1 Verge
R0800-15 Pedestrian Fence Type 1 Verge design drawing

More than 1500 pedestrians are hit on NSW roads each year. Everyone is so busy these days and always rushing to get home, pick up the kids or do the shopping. Pedestrians are increasing their use of mobile phones while they walk which causes an even bigger distraction than normal. It means they are not taking the right level of care needed when walking near traffic. That is why the Type 1 Pedestrian Fence was designed because pedestrian fatal and serious injury crashes are more common in areas with higher pedestrian volumes, including higher risk metropolitan roads.

The NSW State Government reported 297 fatalities up to the end of 2020 with an increase in pedestrians killed compared to the previous year. The Type 1 Verge R0800-15 is the most common type of fence type used by local councils to try and keep people safer. 

RMS Standard Drawings - R0800-15 Pedestrian Fence - Type 1 Median
R0800-15 Pedestrian Fence Type 1 Median design drawing

Sometimes it may not be suitable to install a pedestrian fence on a verge and there will be one required for a median. The Type 1 Median R0800-16 satisfies that requirement. In some situations this can be used together with the Type 1 Verge R0800-15 to create a complimentary solution for the site. 

By being able to install fencing panels either on a verge or a median it can reduce the potential for pedestrians to be involved in motor vehicle accidents by redirecting them to safer crossing locations like the lights, a bridge or crossing. So suit different applications Transport NSW has designed six types that have a similar panel design with staggered balusters and slight ornamentation differences. The staggered layout of the balusters can ensure drivers or pedestrians can see each other.

Common questions asked about a Type 1 Pedestrian Fence that we sell

Not all civil or commercial fencing manufacturers in Australia will produce their pedestrian fencing locally. Some companies will have their fence panels made overseas and then shipped to Australia. ENCAT sources Australian recycled steel locally, then manufactures pedestrian fencing at our factory in NSW. We manage the entire process from end to end to ensure high quality production outputs.

The most effective location for pedestrian fencing is on the footway as it has the greatest potential to prevent pedestrians from entering the roadway. When installed on a footway, the distance between the travel lane and the fence should be a minimum of 200mm to prevent nuisance damage. For long lengths of fencing where there is a high risk that a pedestrian may become caught between the traffic and the fence, enough space should be provided for a pedestrian to shelter while not providing adequate space to encourage pedestrians to use this as a walkway

Where it is inappropriate to install pedestrian fencing on footways, pedestrian fencing may be placed on a median. A minimum median width of 1.2 metres is required to shelter a centrally located fence.
While the Pedestrian Fence features a staggered layout of the balusters, allowing motorists and pedestrians approaching on opposite sides of the fence to easily observe each other, it can still restrict visibility at very acute approach angles. Consideration should therefore be given to sight lines, particularly when fencing is to be installed on a median and especially at intersections where right turning vehicles on the through road may temporarily lose sight of an approaching vehicle. H
Pedestrian fencing should not be installed any closer than 1.0 metre to a traffic signal post. This clearance is required to allow for maintenance to the traffic signal lantern assembly and to discourage vandalism by preventing access to the signals via standing on the fence.

Yes we can supply commercial fencing contractors or civil construction companies.

The designs for pedestrian fencing included a  offset construction of the balustrades to facilitate a clear line of sight through the fence.

This makes sure that drivers can see pedestrian activity and prepare for a person to step out or from around a fence.

Similarly, pedestrians can view nearby vehicles in preparation for crossing the roadway while also realising where the safest location is to cross the road.

Pedestrian Fencing is commonly used to channel pedestrians towards safe crossing locations. Local councils will use it to change the flow of people walking around a busy area. It is suitable for installation along the roadside median or verge.

In general, pedestrian fencing shall only be used to deter pedestrians from crossing roads at inappropriate
locations where the site:

  • Has a crash history involving pedestrians crossing at inappropriate locations
  • Has a high volume of vulnerable pedestrians
  • Is a higher speed arterial road with consistent and substantial pedestrian presence


Pedestrian fencing can also be used to protect pedestrians from hazards such as steep drop-offs and large open drains. ENCAT can help you design a pedestrian fencing solutions that might include a mixture of fencing, balustrades and handrails to suit your specific application and site. We have many years of experience working with unusual installations of pedestrian fencing.

The only pedestrian fencing type recommended by Roads and Maritime Services for use on the NSW classified road network, within the clear zone, is the type depicted on Roads and Maritime Standard (Road) Drawings R0800-10 to R0800-28, hereinafter referred to as the Pedestrian Fence

All our pedestrian fencing panels are hot dip galvanised to prevent corrosion. Hot dip galvanized finish is a silver colour that dulls to a light grey over time. Each client has the option to either add a powder coated colour over the top of the galvanising or leave the finish as galvanized.

Powder coating is available in any standard colour, the most popular colour choices for roadside pedestrian fencing installations are black, green, white and maroon.

ENCAT does not recommend powder coating within 1 km of marine environments. The humid salt laden air accelerates oxidisation of the hot dip galvanizing under the powdercoating. The powdercoating surface is then blistered and damaged within a short time frame. Many clients still proceed with powdercoating knowing the possible downsides.

Environmentally, the powder coating process produces large quantities of carbon dioxide. Powder coating requires the fencing to be placed in a gas oven and heated to 200 degrees celcuis for 30 minutes. The burning of gas in the oven equates to 3kg of carbon dioxide emitted for every metre of fencing powder coated.

Example: Powdercoating 100m of fencing will produce 300kg of carbon dioxide emissions. Considering Australia installs approximately 15,000m of fencing per yea, powder coating pedestrian fencing contributes around 45 tonnes of carbon to our annual emissions per year.

We stock all types of pedestrian fencing & can manufacture volumes based on requirements.

The Pedestrian Fence was designed in the 1990’s by Roads and Maritime, then the Roads and Traffic Authority. It was crash tested in 2002, 2003 and in 2018, and has been assessed as suitable for use in posted speed zones of up to 80km/h. The Pedestrian Fence should only be installed if a warrant has been established as, if a vehicle becomes errant and enters the roadside environment, there is an increased risk to pedestrians if a pedestrian fence is present due to debris scatter as witnessed in crash testing.

The Pedestrian Fence comprises panels that are designed to collapse as a whole panel when impacted, to minimise the detachment of individual elements, and features a staggered layout of the balusters allowing motorists and pedestrians approaching on opposite sides of the fence to see each other.

Generally speaking it is Pedestrian Fence is the common name that is used in Australia to refer to this type of product. Although there are more than twenty variations of phrasing being used with terms that include;

  • RMS fence types Australia
  • Pedestrain fence (yes the wrong spelling)
  • Pedestrian barrier fence
  • Pedestrian fence
  • Pedestrian fence panels
  • Pedestrian fences
  • Pedestrian safety fence
  • RMS fence
  • RMS pedestrian fence
  • RMS type 1 fence
  • RMS type 1 pedestrian fence
  • Road fence
  • Road fence barrier
  • Road fences
  • Road safety fence
  • Steel fence panels
  • Steel fence type
  • Type 1 fence
  • Type 2 fence
  • Type 3 fence
  • Type 4 fence
  • Type b fence
  • Types of steel fence
  • Vertical bar fence
  • Vertical staggered fence

Essentially they all refer to a similar item. The variants will be suitable to different applications or installations that is location dependant.

The construction of pedestrian fencing used on public roads is a lot more robust compared to standard fencing. Pedestrian Fencing prevents elements from becoming detached in the event of a vehicle impact and it will deform rather than break into pieces. This critical design feature distinguishes pedestrian fencing that is used on roads for verges or median strips from common, lightweight fencing products that are used mainly for houses or properties. You should only engage with a commercial fencing contractor who has the right experience and credentials to supply pedestrian fencing in Australia. Using poorly made pedestrian fencing or products not made to standard can present an undue hazard to motorists or pedestrians if impacted.
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John Ford

Founder & Director of ENCAT Australia

You know, back in 1989, a new metal fabricator in NSW emerged – ENCAT. We craft a range of products that are focussed on safety. Specialising in Pedestrian Fencing, ENCAT ensures our roads aren’t just strips of tarmac, but lifelines where every step you take and every drive you make is cushioned with care. 

When you think roads, think safety. When you think safety, think ENCAT. Your life’s worth it.