AS / NZS 1576 Scaffolding General Requirements - Western Australia


You may need 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
  • 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 need to comply with these standards, the versions with which 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
  • 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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)