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If you wish to perform scaffolding work, where a person or object may fall more than four metres from the scaffold, you must hold a high risk work licence for scaffolding.

When is a licence not required?

A licence is not required if the height of the completed scaffold is less than four metres and a person or object cannot fall more than four metres. However, regardless of the height of the scaffold, persons conducting a business or undertaking and the principal contractors have an obligation to ensure the workplace health and safety of themselves, workers and others on site. Obligation holders need to provide information, instruction, training and supervision to workers in the safe erection, dismantling, maintenance and alteration of scaffolds.

Did you know?

If the principal contractor is supplying the scaffold for use by various trades, the principal contractor has the responsibility to maintain the scaffold to ensure it is safe for its intended use.