Scaffolding and hoarding - Hoardings basic requirements

Hoardings basic requirements

  • Hoardings are to be a minimum of 2.5m high and be able to withstand high winds.
  • Illumination may be required if street lighting is not adequate.
  • They must have a smooth finish with not protruding parts.
  • Pedestrian walkways of satisfactory width are to be maintained or provided and regularly inspected by the contractor.

The County Council has the necessary powers to issue Licences for scaffolding; to require erection of hoardings to separate building works from the street and to ensure hoardings are securely erected. Contravention of these rules is an offence with maximum fines of £5,000 (non-compliance with scaffolding Licence), £1,000 plus £2 per day (contravention of Section 172 of the Act) and £200 plus £1 per day (contravention of Section 173 of the Act).

Copies of the Highways Act 1980 can be purchased from Her Majesty’s Stationery Office or alternatively a copy can be inspected at the County Council offices.

The Licence is valid for 28 days and this Permit must be renewed if the work will exceed 28 days.

The application form, Standard Conditions, relevant fees and further information can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.



Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019