Construction safety focus: Scaffolding

WorkSafe’s focus on using scaffolds safely in the construction industry.
Last updated

Oct 2018

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File type and size

PDF, 100.77 kB

Document length

2 pages

What it contains

This document outlines how WorkSafe inspectors visiting construction sites ensure that workplaces are managing risks when workers use scaffolds. It explains:

  • common workplace safety incidents when using scaffolds
  • how employers have duties to control risks and develop a safe work method statement
  • what inspectors check when reviewing how scaffolds are used in workplaces
  • how workplaces can introduce safe systems of work to manage risks, including training and licensing for workers
  • how workplaces should consult with health and safety representatives about workplace safety
  • the role of employees in working safely