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Scaffolding licences

Scaffolding work includes putting up, changing or taking down of a temporary structure that is used to support a work platform, where a person or object could fall more than four metres.

This section covers high risk licences for the following:

  • Basic scaffolding work (SB)
  • Intermediate scaffolding work (SI)
  • Advanced scaffolding work (SA)

Basic scaffolding - SB

To perform basic scaffolding duties you need to have a Basic Scaffolding - SB high risk work licence.

Basic scaffolding work 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).

Intermediate scaffolding - SI

To perform intermediate scaffolding duties you need to have an Intermediate Scaffolding - SI high risk work licence.

To apply for an intermediate scaffolding licence you must hold, or have passed assessment for, a basic scaffolding licence.

Intermediate scaffolding work 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 platforms
  • cantilever and spurred scaffolds
  • barrow ramps and sloping platforms
  • scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • mast climbers.

Advanced scaffolding - SA

To perform advanced scaffolding duties you need to have an Advanced Scaffolding - SA high risk work licence.

To apply for an advanced scaffolding licence you must hold, or have previously passed assessment for, a basic scaffolding licence and an intermediate scaffolding licence.

Advanced scaffolding work includes:

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

Apply for a high risk work licence.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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