Scaffolding and scaffold work is dangerous. You must have the right skills and abilities to use them safely. Scaffolding -- a temporary structure erected to support a passage or platform. Scaffolding is usually used for construction work so that workers have a safe and stable platform to work on when work cannot be done on or on finished ground. Scaffold - The individual parts, such as pipes, connectors, or frames and materials, assembled into a scaffold. Construct, modify or dismantle a temporary structure constructed to support a platform from which a person or object falls more than four metres. Many scaffold work is classified as high-risk work and must be carried out by persons holding appropriate categories of high-risk work licences. Everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for health and safety at work. Some have specific responsibilities for scaffolding and scaffolding. Walk around the workplace and identify areas where scaffolding is used or performed, and areas that interact with vehicles, pedestrians, and fixed structures. Inspect scaffold environment, including ground conditions. Determine the main functional requirements of the scaffold, such as maximum live and dead loads and access requirements. Inspect scaffolding before and after use. Ask your workers about any problems they may encounter or expect to encounter while building or working with scaffolding at your workplace, and consider the requirements for operation, inspection, maintenance, repair, transportation and storage. Inspect the scaffolds erected. A major objective of scaffold planning and design before commencement of scaffold work is to prevent scaffold collapse before, during, and after placement. The collapse of scaffolding can result in death or significant injury to workers or passers-by and damage to buildings. The scaffold designer is responsible for selecting suitable scaffolds and preparing scaffold designs for work. They should consider: The intended use of scaffolding; Hazards and risks to persons erected, removed, used or near scaffolds; Foundation including foundation conditions; The load-bearing capacity of the surface of scaffold erection or suspension or suspension system of scaffold erection; Dead weight, such as due to the size and weight of scaffolding; Living loads, such as workers, equipment and materials on scaffolds; Environmental loads, such as wind loads; Supports, tethers and anchors -- the position of anchors on the supporting structure and the type of anchors used; Supporting structure; Edge protection.