Consultation on good practice guideline for scaffolding in New Zealand closed earlier this month.
WorkSafe had welcomed submissions on the draft scaffolding good practice guideline for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), workers, upstream PCBUs, and other people involved in scaffolding work.
All work involving scaffolding must comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), and all relevant regulations, including the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 (HSE Regulations) and the Health and Safety at Work (General Risk and Workplace Management) Regulations 2016 (GRWM Regulations).
Scaffolding is defined in the HSE Regulations. It also includes any equipment or item used in connection with the construction, erection, dismantling or use of scaffolding.
This guidance also includes structures that may not be strictly classed as scaffolding under the legal description, but which are constructed using standard scaffold components (eg temporary grandstand and roof edge protection).
For more information visit www.business.govt.nz/worksafe.