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Licence - scaffolding and hoarding
A scaffold or hoarding licence is required to use scaffolding or another structure to do building or maintenance work on or over a highway.
A scaffold or hoarding licence is issued for the occupation of the highway only. The responsibility for the safety of the scaffold lies with the scaffold company on the site who are responsible for all aspects of the scaffold in its entirety. This includes design, erection, dismantling, ties to buildings, lighting, netting and foundations.
Scaffolding or hoarding will not usually be authorised to be placed in the following locations:
Licence - scaffolding and hoarding - frequently asked questions