scaffold is a temporary structure precisely erected to support access or working platforms.  Scaffolds are generally used in construction work so that workers have a safe, stable platform which they can work on when work can’t be done at ground level.

Scaffolding refers to the actual components and modules that, when erected, form a scaffold.

Scafftags are internationally used and recognised as the scaffold safety tagging system to assist with the control of scaffolding from erect to dismantle.

Scafftags are not strictly a legal necessity, but using the system is one way of acknowledging and recording that the scaffold has been checked.

Minimum of two people – Never attempt to build a scaffold alone.

Roof edge protection is fall protection equipment, most commonly used during the construction of commercial or residential buildings.

30m, then you will need to double your standards.

Basic Scaffolding

  • cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500 kilograms
  • ropes
  • gin wheels
  • fall arrest systems, including safety nets and horizontal lifelines
  • bracket scaffolds


Intermediate Scaffolding

Scaffolding work included in the class of Basic scaffolding.

  • cantilevered crane loading platforms
  • cantilevered scaffolds
  • spur scaffolds
  • barrow ramps and sloping platforms
  • scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
  • mast climbing work platforms
  • tube and coupler scaffolds


Advanced Scaffolding

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


Scaffolding work that contains scaffold from which a person could fall more than four (4) metres is classified as ‘high risk work’ under the WHS Regulations for which a licence is required

A licence is not required if the height of the completed scaffold is less than four (4) metres and a person cannot fall more than four (4) metres.


Yes. Scaffold licences are recognised throughout Australia.

Scaffolding licences are valid for five (5) years.