When you are carrying out any building work/maintenance or removal to your property in Ayrshire which is adjacent to the public road, pavement or rear lane, the safety of all users of the highway is paramount.
This can be achieved by providing safe areas at ground level or a platform at a high level. When it is necessary to place hoardings on the highway around the place of work/scaffolding, permission will be necessary.
If anything is placed on the public road without a permit then an offence is committed under Section 58 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.
There are a number of different basic requirements that have to be taken into consideration when it comes to scaffolding street permits, some of which are as follows:
- During the erection or dismantling period, a safe woking area at ground level will be required to be provided to prevent pedestrians gaining access – this means for example in the town centre, the work is to be carried outside normal working hours
- The scaffolding will require illumination unless no part of it is less than 0.45m (18 inches) from a carriageway in a horizontal direction and no part of it over a footway is less than 2.4m (8 feet) above the footway
- Pedestrian walkway is to be maintained around the scaffold. If this cannot be arranged then it requires to be designed to allow access under and through the scaffold safety – this means that there should be no trip hazards, no projecting tubes or fittings and it should be covered adequately to provide a working platform and prevent materials or debris from falling through. Poles are to be highlighted and there must be a reasonable free walking width maintained to allow people in wheelchairs/prams etc to pass through the scaffold safely
We are roofing contractors based in Ayrshire who have extensive knowledge when it comes to scaffolding street permits. We are able to take care of the full process for you on your behalf and will liaise with you throughout the process so that you are kept up to date with the stage of your application.
Once your scaffolding street permit has been granted we are able to supply the scaffolding for the duration that you need it and our team of professionals can even put the scaffolding up for you, should you require us to.
When our professionals are putting together the scaffolding they will uphold the high standards that we set at our company whilst considering all aspects of health and safety.
We charge decent prices for scaffolding street permits and our scaffolding hire and can happily give you a free quote should you be interested in using our services for your project in Ayrshire.
For a free quote for a scaffolding street permit and our scaffolding hire, simply give us a call on 01563 532 211.