Scaffolding Licences

Only suitably qualified companies may erect scaffolding on the highway. Scaffolding companies who wish to obtain a licence to erect scaffolding on the highway must be registered with Cumbria County Council and have current public liability insurance of at least £ 5 million. A licence can be valid for a maximum of 4 weeks. Should a licence be required for less than this period the application should state the planned duration. Seven working days notice is required to process an application or to reissue a licence.

Members of the public wishing to erect scaffolding on the highway should speak to a scaffolding company who will make the necessary arrangements

Approved companies
To request a permit, complete our Scaffolding Permit Application Form
Where possible the application form should be completed online and returned via email.
This form should only be submitted by approved skip companies.