Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 1576 Scaffolding Standards - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with these standards if you use scaffolding at your workplace. Specifically if you:

  • Erect or dismantle scaffolding at a workplace;
  • Design, manufacture, import or supply scaffolding equipment for workplace use; or
  • Use scaffolding for demolition work at your workplace.

The standards provide guidance for the training of scaffolders, the preparation of sites for scaffolding and the safe selection, supply, erection, alteration, dismantling, maintenance, inspection and use of scaffolding and scaffolding equipment. They also cover design and operational requirements.

If you are someone who needs to comply with these standards, the precise versions of the standards you must comply with are:

  • AS / NZS 1576.1:1995 Scaffolding - General Requirements;
  • AS 1576.2-1991 Scaffolding - Couplers and Accessories;
  • AS / NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and Tube-and-coupler Scaffolding;
  • AS 1576.4-1991 Scaffolding - Suspended Scaffolding;
  • AS / NZS 1576.5:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated Splitheads and Trestles; and
  • AS / NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding - Metal tube-and-coupler Scaffolding.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 2200


1300 307 877


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