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Registering as a scaffold operator
Companies who want a scaffold licence must register with us to ensure that licences are only issued to reputable companies.
If you are the owner of a residential property, before you start any works you should ask your chosen scaffolding company if they have obtained the appropriate licence.
Fee to register
There is no fee for inclusion on the NYCC Register of Scaffold Companies.
How to apply
To register with the Council as a scaffold company you will need to complete the 'Register as a Scaffold Company' form. In completing this, the company has agreed to the terms and conditions presented in highway legislation and in the Scaffold and Hoarding Policy Document.
Submission of the 'Register as a Scaffold Company' form does not automatically register you as an approved operator. Applications will be reviewed to ensure the validity of information provided. You will be notified of registration, or if your registration is declined, informed of the reasons for this. As soon as registration is confirmed a company may apply for a scaffold/hoarding licence as appropriate.
Registration only proves to the Council that your company is reputable. It does not allow scaffolding/ hoardings to be placed on the Highway. Each individual location for a scaffold/hoarding must be checked by the Council to ensure that it is suitable.
It is your responsibility to ensure your documentation is up to date.