Do I need a permit before I can use a scaffold on my construction site?
Scaffolding is typically used in construction sites and building projects, and like every other city in the UK, you will need city council approval such as a planning permit and building regulations approval before you can commence any construction work in Brighton. These approvals cover you for your use of scaffolding as long as you obey the relevant Health and Safety requirements. However, if the scaffold will be erected on a public highway, a footpath or any other location reserved by the city, you will need to acquire a license before the scaffold can be erected. You will also need a license if you intend to use the scaffold beyond the number of weeks approved by the local planning authority. We can obtain the relevant permits and licenses from the local council on your behalf and the cost (if any) will be added to our quote. But please give us at least 10 days’ notice prior to commencement of work for this process to be completed.