Scaffolding licence changes

Friday, 27 April, 2007

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has reported changes to licensing requirements for workers involved in scaffolding, rigging, crane operation, pressure equipment or loadshifting equipment.

From 1 July, workers in these occupations will need to undertake training and assessment through a registered training organisation before they can apply for a licence.

The changes aim to improve safety by creating a greater focus on development of skills and knowledge before a licence is issued.

Renewable photographic licences are also being introduced over a five-year period to support transportability of licences between states.

Seminars are being held throughout Queensland prior to the 1 July deadline to explain the changes.

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