Scaffolding & Hoarding Licences

If scaffolding structures, walkways, barriers or hoardings are intended to be erected or installed on a Public Highway – this includes a road, verge, footway, private roads, public streets, footpath and carriageway, then a scaffolding and hoarding license is required. In short any area that has public access or right of access. Northumberland Scaffolding Network members fully comply with the framework of ensuring that the public safety is paramount.

If a scaffolding structure is to be erected around a building or a public highway then a scaffolding license is required. Our approved panel of scaffolding companies will ensure that they apply for the relevant license with the relevant local authority or borough controlling your property or highway. 

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If you intend to put scaffolding up around a building on the public highway then you need a scaffolding license, the Northumberland Scaffolding Network team will supply a Risk Assessment, Method Statement and Public Liability Insurance. Depending on the structure and the complexity of the project, site meetings and consultations with representatives from the local authority may also be required to cover the local impact of the structure with highways, the public and the local surroundings.


Should you intend to put hoarding structure around a building on the public highway, then you will require hoarding license. Hoarding License applications will be made by Arlantic Scaffolding with the relevant Local Authority or London borough covering the location of the hoarding structure.

As with the Scaffolding License process, a Risk Assessment, Method Statement and Public Liability Insurance will be supplied to support the application.

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If you’re looking for high-quality scaffolding services in Northumberland, we urge you to get in touch with us today. Our approved panel of scaffolding companies are able to carry out full risk assessments and site surveys to ensure before proposing the most appropriate scaffolding services that may be required.