Scaffolding operation

For the purpose of licensing, scaffolding work means erecting, altering or dismantling a temporary structure that is or has been erected to support a platform and from which a person or object could fall more than 4 metres from the platform or the structure.

SB Basic scaffolding

The scope of work for a basic scaffolding licence includes:

  • modular or prefabricated scaffolds
  • cantilevered hoist with a maximum working load of 500 kg (materials only)
  • ropes
  • gin wheels
  • safety nets and static lines
  • bracket scaffolds (tank and form work).

Basic scaffolding work does not include:

  • cantilevered crane loading platforms
  • cantilevered and spurred scaffolds
  • barrow ramps and sloping platforms
  • scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries)
  • cantilevered hoists
  • hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hanging from tubes, wire ropes and chains
  • suspended scaffolds.

SI Intermediate scaffolding

It is a prerequisite that applicants for an intermediate scaffolding licence already hold or have passed assessment for a basic scaffolding licence or alternatively assessment for the applicants must incorporate the requirements for basic scaffolding assessments.

The scope of work for intermediate scaffolding includes:

  • scaffolding work included in the class of basic scaffolding
  • tube and coupler scaffolds including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries
  • cantilever crane loading platform
  • cantilever and spurred scaffolds
  • barrow ramps and sloping platforms
  • scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • mast climbing work platforms.

Intermediate scaffolding work does not include:

  • cantilevered hoists
  • hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hanging from tubes, wire ropes or chains
  • suspended scaffolds.

SA Advanced scaffolding

It is a prerequisite that applicants for an advanced scaffolding licence already hold or have previously passed assessment for a basic and intermediate scaffolding licence or alternatively assessment for the applicants must incorporate the requirements for intermediate scaffolding assessments.

The scope of work for advanced scaffolding includes:

  • scaffolding work included in the Intermediate scaffolding class
  • cantilevered hoists
  • hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hanging from tubes, wire ropes or chains
  • suspended scaffolds