ScaffoldingGenerally all scaffold which is erected on the island must comply with the relevant British Standard. In addition, scaffolds erected on or over the public highway require a licence to be granted by the Health and Safety Executive under the terms of the Public Highways Ordinance, 1967. The permission of the relevant parish constable is also necessary.
Licences granted under the terms of the ordinance will often require specific safety features to ensure that the general public are not put at risk from their erection or the intended use of the scaffold. Such measures could include fan protection, fully lined working lifts etc.
The duty implied by the licence is such that the scaffolding contractor and the hirer / user must ensure the safety of the public by whatever means is appropriate. Application must therefore be made in advance of the date of anticipated building of the scaffold.
Whilst the ordinance predominantly covers scaffolds, other structures such as hoardings, suspended rails, cable wires etc., also require permission.
An application to erect scaffolding can be downloaded below.
Document downloadsApplication to Erect Scaffolding Application to Erect Scaffolding
Health and Safety ExecutivePO Box 459, Raymond Falla House, Longue Rue, St Martins, GY1 6AF, Guernsey
Tel: +44 1481 234567 Fax: +44 1481 235015