Scaffolding FAQ

In accordance with Australian law, you may erect mobile scaffolding without certification, so long as the scaffolding is no more than four (4) metres in height. Non-mobile scaffolding or mobile scaffolding exceeding four (4) metres in height must be assembled, erected, dismantled and/or adjusted by a qualified scaffolder with current and relevant scaffolding certification to comply with Workcover and Worksafe regulations.
Scaffolding height varies depending on the type of work and access required. For general purpose, domestic and small commercial applications, we recommend a height of at least 1.9 metres, to allow access for an average person.
The type and size of scaffold required will vary depending on the scope and purpose of the project. Scaffolding for painting a two storey house will be vastly different to scaffolding for building an apartment block. Below are some common scaffolding applications and their recommended scaffolding type and size:

Two Storey House: 1.2 x 2.4 x 4.0m Steel Quikstage Scaffolding
Commercial Buildings:
Building Interiors: Mobile Scaffolding Towers – Aluminium
Voids (such as Elevator Shafts):
All scaffolding systems are required by Workcover and Worksafe to be fitted with ladder access, and must meet the following mandatory requirements:

Secure ladder brace at bottom of scaffold
Ladder at correct angle
Ground clearance to accommodate for movement
Securely attached to scaffolding structure

Skip Bins FAQ

Council have strict regulations as to where a skip bin can be placed. It is the responsibility of the customer to seek a council permit for the placement of a skip bin on public land, road or nature strip prior to booking. In many instances we can find another option for bin placement if council permits cannot be obtained.
Yes. Our skip bins are suitable for most types of waste, except for asbestos, wet paint tins, chemical containers, car and truck tyres, and general food waste. If you are unsure as to whether or not your waste is suitable for a skip bin, please Contact Us.
The right size bin depends on what you are putting in the bin. Basic kitchen and bathroom renovations will usually fit in a 4 metre cube bin or under, whilst larger projects may require a bigger bin. Another factor in deciding what bin is suitable is access and space available for placement. Bin dimensions are available on our Skip Bin services page here.
If your Skip Bin exceeds its maximum weight limit, you may incur additional charges. As there are many road and waste disposal limitations for the safe transport and disposal of heavy items, it is worthwhile contacting us to determine the best skip bin solution if you are disposing of heavy materials. For more information these charges and regulations, please Contact Us.
Calculating required space for concrete is difficult, as the area needed varies greatly depending on the size and shape of the broken concrete. Empire have found the following formula will give the most accurate estimation for required bin size: Length x width x depth x 2. Example: 6 metres x 3 metres x 0.1 metres = 1.8 cubic metres of concrete. 1.8 cubic metres x 2 = 3.6 cubic metres of bin space.
Yes. Our standard hire period for Skip Bins is one week, however, if you require your bin for longer, simply Contact Us to work out a price.
No. Our hire periods are determined weekly, and charged as such. We are incredibly competitive and will do all we can to accommodate your particular waste management needs.
We take payment via EFT or over the phone. The full price of your bin is payable prior to hire. If you would prefer to make payment in cash on delivery, please Contact Us on 1300 738 081 to arrange this payment option.