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Conditions for putting scaffolding and hoarding on the road

Erection of scaffolding

  1. Scaffold to conform to BS EN 12811-1:2003 (Temporary works equipment. Scaffolds. Performance requirements and general design). Competent person to inspect scaffold to be named overleaf.
  2. The siting of the scaffolding, together with the safety precautions necessary, shall be to the approval of the Local Highway Manager.
  3. The scaffolding shall be painted white up to at least 1.8m with a minimum of 2.05m distance between standards dependant on design loadings. Scaffolding must be signed and adequately lighted during the hours of darkness, to the approval of the Local Highway Manager.
  4. With regard to headroom, the minimum clearance to the underside of scaffolding must be:
    - For footways, footpaths and areas restricted to pedestrians: 2.4m
    - For carriageway and shared surfaces where vehicles have access: 5.41m
    - For bridleways and horse margins: 3.5m
    In addition, the scaffolding must not be closer than 0.5m from the edge of the traffic lane. Refer to Chapter 8 Section D3 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
  5. The scaffolding must be lit, and a pedestrian walkway of minimum width of 1.2m provided to the satisfaction of the Local Highway Manager. The scaffolding shall not reduce the effective width of the footway.
  6. The scaffolding shall not obstruct access to Statutory Undertakers underground chambers, boxes, manholes, hydrants etc.
  7. Adequate maintenance of the scaffolding shall be carried out and precautions taken, to the satisfaction of the Local Highway Manager, to prevent materials, or anything whatsoever, falling from the scaffolding onto the highway.
  8. The County Council, as the Highway Authority shall be indemnified against any claims arising in the consequence of the erection, existence or removal of the scaffolding.
  9. Proof of £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance is required before a scaffold licence is issued.
  10. The scaffolding shall be erected for only the minimum time necessary to carry out the works.
  11. Traffic Management details must be submitted and approved prior to the issue of a licence, where there is potential for encroachment onto the highway. All signing shall be carried out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual (Chapter 8).
  12. Vertical and horizontal highway sight lines shall be maintained at all times.
  13. Any damage to the highway resulting from the erection, operation or removal of the scaffolding, shall be made good.
  14. Responsibility for ensuring the scaffolding/hoarding is erected, maintained and dismantled in accordance with our conditions and any regulations that may apply, ultimately rests with whoever instructed the scaffolding company or who owns the building.
  15. No scaffolding shall be erected that will surround or otherwise interfere with a public lamp column or illuminated sign. If a scaffold cannot be erected without interfering with a lamp column or illuminated sign, the County Council's Street Lighting partner, Skanska UK must be advised. Sufficient measures to satisfy Skanska must be taken by the licensee at the licensee's expense. No scaffold should come within 2.0m of any part of a lamp column or illuminated sign. Removal of a lamp column or illuminated sign must be agreed in advance by Skanska. Any agreed removal or adjustment of lamp columns and / or illuminated signs must be undertaken by Skanska.

Erection of hoarding

  1. The siting of the hoarding and all safety precautions necessary shall be to the approval of the Local Highway Manager.
  2. A Minimum of 1.2m clear width of the footway should be maintained at all times for pedestrian usage.
  3. Where a 1.2m clear width of footway cannot be maintained, a signed and guarded walkway must be provided for pedestrians to the approval of the Local Highway Manager.
  4. The hoarding must be lit either as a pedestrian walkway and/or for warning purposes to the satisfaction of the Local Highway Manager.
  5. The hoarding shall not obstruct access to Statutory Undertakers underground chambers, boxes, manholes, hydrants etc.
  6. Any excavation in the Public Highway to erect a hoarding shall be subject to the prior agreement of the Local Highway Manager, and an additional licence is required (Private Opening Licence). It should be noted that a further fee and refundable deposit would be required in these circumstances.
  7. No works on or to the public highway are permitted within the limits of the hoarding without prior approval of the Local Highway Manager and will be on the basis of a Private Opening Licence (if applicable).
  8. The County Council, as the Highway Authority shall be indemnified against any claims arising in consequence of the erection, existence or removal of the hoarding.
  9. Proof of £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance is required before a hoarding licence is issued.
  10. The hoarding shall be erected for only the minimum time necessary to carry out the work.
  11. Traffic Management details must be submitted and approved prior to the issue of a licence, where there is potential for encroachment onto the highway. All signing shall be carried out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual (Chapter 8).
  12. The hoarding must be painted in colour(s) agreed by the Local Highway Manager.
  13. Vertical and horizontal highway sight lines shall be maintained at all times
  14. Any damage to the highway resulting from the erection, operation or removal of the hoarding, shall be made good.
  15. Responsibility for ensuring the scaffolding/hoarding is erected, maintained and dismantled in accordance with our conditions and any regulations that may apply, ultimately rests with whoever instructed the scaffolding company or who owns the building.
  16. No hoarding shall be erected that will surround or otherwise interfere with a public lamp column or illuminated sign. If a hoarding cannot be erected without interfering with a lamp column or illuminated sign, the County Council's Street Lighting partner, Skanska UK must be advised. Sufficient measures to satisfy Skanska must be taken by the licensee at the licensee's expense. No hoarding should come within 0.5m of any part of a lamp column or illuminated sign. Removal of a lamp column or illuminated sign must be agreed in advance by Skanska. Any agreed removal or adjustment of lamp columns and / or illuminated signs must be undertaken by Skanska.

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