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Scaffolding - Pre Registration and Permits

The County Council as the Highway Authority has a duty under the Highways Act 1980 Section 169 to control scaffolding erected on the adopted highway. 


To control the amount and location of scaffolding on a highway Cardiff Council has introduced a registration for scaffolding companies operating within Cardiff.  Prior to any company applying for a scaffolding permit the company must be registered with Cardiff Council. 

To be considered for registration with County Council to be permitted to place Scaffolding on the adopted highway traders must complete the attached registration and provide: 


  • copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate
  • Proof of competence demonstrated by supplying NASC membership details or alternatively copies of Scaffolders CISRS cards 

Penalty for non-observance

There are Fixed Penalty Notices of up to £100 which will be enforced plus the permit fees if scaffolding is erected on the public highway without a valid permit. The Fixed Penalty Notice will also apply if the Scaffolding Terms and Conditions are not adhered to. The details of these fixed penalty notices and the legislation governing them can be found in the links below.


How to apply

Before applying we recommend reading the Terms and Conditions found on the link below.

You can apply for a Scaffolding licence online​​​​​External link opens in a new window . You may first need to create an account. ​



 How much will the Individual Scaffolding Permits cost?


1.  Residential Single Dwelling - £100 – 28 days (Renewal £100 for further 28 days must be applied for 7 days in advance of expiry)

2. Commercial (Small) up to 12 square meters and 2 storeys - £150 – 28days (Renewal £50 a week must be applied for 7 days in advance of expiry)

3. Commercial (Medium) up to 30 square meters and 5 Storeys high – £221 – 28 days (Renewal £88 per week a week must be applied for 7 days in advance of expiry)

4. Commercial (Large) over 30 square meters and over 5 Storeys high – £500 – 28 days (Renewal £88 per week a week must be applied for 7 days in advance of expiry)


Should the location of the Scaffolding be in a pay and display parking area further daily charges may be applicable. ​


What happens next?

Once the application is received it will be processed and you will be contacted to take payment by Debit / Credit Card. 


Payment in full is required before a licence/permit can be issued. 


 
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