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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

  1. Apply for a permit on an ad-hoc basis
    you can complete the Ad-hoc scaffold application 2017-18(0.07MB) and post back to us with your payment and copy of your Public Liability Insurance (minimum £5,000,000).
  2. Apply to go on our Register
    you can complete the Scaffold Registration Form 2017-2018(0.07MB)   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 Scaffold Registration Form 2017-2018(0.07MB)

How much does it cost?

Scaffolding Registration (Annual Fee) £82.00
Scaffolding Permits (4 Weeks- Registered Companies) £82.00
Non-Permit Fee (Registered Companies) £153.00
Scaffolding Permits (4 Weeks - Unregistered Companies) £153.00
Non-Permit Fee (Unregistered Companies) £228.00

 

What are the Scaffold Regulations?

View Scaffold Regulations

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.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Risk Management
Tame Street Depot
Tame Street
Stalybridge
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 8355
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