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Best Practice Guidelines

The Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand is now the preferred reference document for Scaffolding in New Zealand.

Summit Scaffolding staff all sign employment contracts stating they will erect, alter and dismantle scaffolds to the minimum requirements and best practices of the Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand.

All scaffolds will comply with the general requirements of the “Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand”. All notifiable scaffolds will be supervised by a scaffolder holding a “National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding”

Extract from New Zealand Gazette, 15/7/2010, No. 83, p. 2280

Revocation of the Approved Code of Practice for the Safe Erection and Use of Scaffolds (1995)

Notice is given that the Minister of Labour has approved the revocation to Approved Code of Practice for the Safe Erection and Use of Scaffolds (1995), pursuant to section 20(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

This approved code will be revoked from 15 August 2010.

The Scaffolding and Rigging Association New Zealand Best Practice Guideline will replace this approved code to set out a statement of preferred work practices or arrangements for the health and safety practices for the safe erection and use of scaffolding.

For any queries on the scaffolding guidance material, please contact standards@dol.govt.nz

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of July 2010.

CHRISTOPHER BLAKE, Secretary of Labour, Department of Labour. go5475