Scaffolds and scaffolding work guidance material

The General guide for scaffolds and scaffolding work provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the risks associated with scaffolds and scaffolding work at a workplace.

This Guide is supported by specific guidance material for:

  • common types of scaffolds and scaffolding
  • suspended (swing stage) scaffolds, and
  • scaffold inspection and maintenance.

The Information Sheet: Tower and mobile scaffolds provides advice for small businesses and workers on managing the risks associated with tower and mobile scaffolds and related scaffolding work.

The word ‘should’ is used in these documents to indicate a recommended course of action, while ‘may’ is used to indicate an optional course of action.

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ indicate that a legal requirement exists in the WHS laws and must be complied with.

(These documents were published without all accessibility requirements for electronic documents met. Accessible word and PDF versions that meet all accessibility requirements are now available. These versions replace the previous ‘inaccessible’ versions.)

Publication Information

Topic: Scaffolding
Type: Guidance material
Industry: Construction
Publication Date: 4/07/2014

ISBNTitle / DownloadFile FormatFile Size
zip 1. All Scaffolds and Scaffolding Work Guidance Materialzip8.02 MB
978-1-74361-774-8docx 2. General guide for scaffolds and scaffolding workdocx1.46 MB
978-1-74361-773-1pdf 2. General guide for scaffolds and scaffolding workpdf623.17 kB
978-1-74361-776-2docx 3. Guide to scaffold inspection and maintenancedocx694.93 kB
978-1-74361-775-5pdf 3. Guide to scaffold inspection and maintenancepdf191.39 kB
978-1-74361-770-0docx 4. Guide to scaffolds and scaffoldingdocx2.76 MB
978-1-74361-769-4pdf 4. Guide to scaffolds and scaffoldingpdf691.70 kB
978-1-74361-778-6docx 5. Guide to suspended (swing stage) scaffoldsdocx1.92 MB
978-1-74361-777-9pdf 5. Guide to suspended (swing stage) scaffoldspdf568.56 kB
978-1-74361-772-4docx 6. Tower and mobile scaffolds information sheetdocx1.52 MB
978-1-74361-771-7pdf 6. Tower and mobile scaffolds information sheetpdf362.71 kB

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