Temporary access: Information sheet 1.3

In planning or carrying out maintenance work, there is often a need to gain access to upper sections of building walls (both internal and external), roofs and ceilings. For brief access by a single person to a limited height, a ladder will often suffice. In other cases, where the work is lengthy or involves several people, or the height is considerable, some kind of scaffold or mechanical access will be necessary.

1 March 1998
NSW Heritage Office
Heritage publications, Maintenance series, Publication
  • ISBN 1-87641-5746
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  • Name temporary-access-information-sheet-13.pdf

The most familiar sort of scaffold is fixed and is made up of standard components assembled especially for each job. Framing members are normally made up of 50mm steel tube, on which sit planks of steel or timber. It is highly adaptable to different building forms, provides the most stable work platform, allows work on more than one level at once and can carry large loads. Because of the cost of assembly and removal, a large fixed scaffold is generally more expensive than other types, and is therefore economic only for work which will take a considerable time.