Bracket scaffolds in housing construction - what you need to know

How to safely use bracket scaffolds in housing construction.

Last updated

Oct 2005

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 945.81 kB

Document Length

20 pages

What it contains

This guide outlines the occupational health and safety (OHS) duties of house builders and contractors using bracket scaffolds. Workplaces can use this guide to learn how to safely set up and maintain bracket scaffolds on building sites. It explains:

  • how bracket scaffolding designs must comply with OHS laws
  • which type of scaffold planks to use
  • how to set up, change and take down bracket scaffolds
  • how to set up working platforms, edge protection and access to working platforms
  • when to request a handover certificate when a scaffold is set up
  • ways to maintain bracket scaffolds
  • setting up bracket scaffolds near overhead power lines

At the end of the document, there are images of dangerous sets up of bracket scaffolds.