Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I obtain a permit to erect scaffolding?
Scaffolding companies wishing to apply for a permit to erect scaffolding have two options
- Apply for a permit on an ad-hoc basis
you can complete the Adhoc application form(0.26MB) and post back to us with your payment and copy of your Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5,000,000).
- Apply to go on our Register
you can complete the Register application form (0.28MB) here and post back to us with your payment plus a copy of your Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5,000,000). Once on our Register, you can then apply for permits over the telephone.
Why apply to go on the register?
Companies are invited to join the council's registers, which run from April to March yearly.
Once you are on the Register, you can obtain your permits by telephoning us.
To apply, fill in the Register application form (0.28MB)
How much does it cost?
|Scaffolding Registration (Annual Fee)
|Scaffolding Permits (4 Weeks- Registered Companies)
|Non-Permit Fee (Registered Companies)
|Scaffolding Permits (4 Weeks - Unregistered Companies)
|Non-Permit Fee (Unregistered Companies)
What are the Terms and Conditions?
View full terms and conditions.
How long does a Permit last for?
Your permit will last for 4 weeks from the date of issue.
How can I check if scaffolding has a valid permit?
View today's list of authorised scaffolding permits.
How can I make a complaint regarding location/dangerous scaffolding?
Any complaints about the location or safety of scaffolding should be reported to us immediately by using the contact details below. Non urgent complaints about scaffolding can be logged online and will be dealt with accordingly.