Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 3 July 2020 at 09:37)
58   Scaffolding—particular risk control measures
An employer must ensure that:
(a)  a scaffold from which a person or object could fall more than 4 metres, and its supporting structure, is inspected by a competent person for compliance with this Regulation:
(i)  before its first use, and
(ii)  as soon as practicable, and before its next use, after an occurrence that might reasonably be expected to affect the stability or adequacy of the scaffold or its supporting structure, such as a severe storm or earthquake, and
(iii)  before its use following repairs, and
(iv)  at intervals not exceeding 30 days, and
(b)  if an inspection of a scaffold or its supporting structure indicates an unsafe condition, appropriate repairs, alterations or additions are carried out and the scaffold and its supporting structure are re-inspected by a competent person before further use of the scaffold, and
(c)  if a scaffold is incomplete and left unattended, appropriate controls, including the use of danger tags or warning signs, are used to prevent unauthorised access to it, and
(d)  the erection and dismantling of:
(i)  scaffolds, and
(ii)  temporarily erected structures, intended or used to support sheetings, hoardings, guard rails, means of access or egress and entertainment equipment,
is carried out in compliance with AS/NZS 1576.1:1995 Scaffolding Part 1: General requirements.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.