QLD Enforcement Campaign – Scaffold Erection

From February 2012, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will be targeting swing stage scaffold erection and use through a state-wide enforcement campaign. Inspectors will be looking for evidence that erectors and users meet the revised training requirements and that standards described in the amended Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 are met or exceeded.


The changes, detailed in the Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 require:

• engineer certification for critical components

• any person who is erecting or installing suspended scaffold to have completed the Safe Erection/Installation of Swing Stage Scaffolds (30825QLD) course

• any person who is a user of swing stage scaffold to have successfully completed the Safe Use of Swing Stage Scaffold (30826QLD) course.


The changes to the code of practice also include advice for all relevant obligation holders, checklists to assess compliance and verification forms to assist obligations in ensuring safety.

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