Apply for a scaffold licence
Your application must be submitted a minimum of seven working days in advance of the works.
- a license to erect or retain a scaffold or other structure will only be issued to the company responsible for the management and use of the scaffolding
- the scaffolding contractor cannot be the individual applying unless they are engaged directly by a householder who is undertaking the work themselves
- you must have £5m public liability insurance
- where the scaffolding contractor directly employs operatives, employers liability insurance giving a minimum cover of £10m for scaffolding is required
- we reserve the right to increase required insurance amounts if it is considered that the site location requires a higher degree of cover
- a copy of regulated scaffolding association membership certificates or alternative ‘competence’ documents will need to be submitted
- a sketch or plan showing the proposed location of the structure is required
From 1 June 2019, a payment for £142 should be submitted with the application unless your company has been approved for a monthly account. The fees for all the licences are non-refundable.
Submission of a form and payment does not mean permission has been granted and no temporary structure may be put on the highway without a licence being granted first.
To apply please complete and return a WCC scaffold application(DOC, 2.3 MB) to your local area office.
A penalty charge of £200 will apply for any illegal structure found to be erected or retained on or over the highway without Warwickshire County Council's permission.