Notice of Erection of Scaffolding for Building Work - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to give notice if you intend to erect any scaffolding, cranes, plant or hoists for use on a building project. You are required to provide a minimum of 24 hours' notice before you start work.

This notification is required for all building, excavation or compressed air work where employees will be required to work while suspended from a crane, hoist or scaffolding. You will be required to ensure that:

  • All hazards are identified;
  • Risks are assessed and controlled during each stage of building work; and
  • Approval is sought before conducting any work while suspended from a crane.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must provide the following information:

  • The principal contractor of the work to be undertaken;
  • Supervisor of the works to be undertaken;
  • Precise location of the work, including street, block and section;
  • Type of crane and details of the crane;
  • People involved; and
  • Date the equipment is to be in use and what hours it will be used.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

The fee for this application is now incorporated in the building levy.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Notice of Intention to Set up a Crane for Use in the Australian Capital Territory - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Notice of Erection of Scaffolding for Building Work - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Apply

Please consult with the Agency in the first instance for details of the application and lodgement process. Approval is not automatic and must not be anticipated.


Approval time

At least 48 hours.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Act(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra
WorkSafe ACT

Phone:

02 62073000

Fax:

02 62050336

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