Section 17-4. Training requirements relating to erection, removal, alteration and inspection of scaffolding when the top deck height of the scaffolding is from nine metres, and for scaffolding not erected as standard in accordance with the supplier's erection instructions.

The employer shall ensure training for employees who will perform erection, removal, alteration and inspection of system scaffolds where the top scaffold deck is from nine metres upwards. This also applies to scaffolding that is not erected as standard according to the supplier's erection instructions, regardless of the height of the top scaffold deck.
The training shall take into account any elements of risk associated with the work and shall also, in addition to the requirements in Section 17-2, third paragraph, letters a-h, comprise:
  1. a.
    erection of scaffolding constructions in a manner ensuring health and safety, when the scaffolding includes elements that require special strength and stability calculations,
  2. b.
    understanding of the specifications for a planned scaffolding construction, including strength and stability calculations and
  3. c.
    training in safe erection, removal and alteration of scaffolding construction, with regard to own health and safety during the work and the health and safety of subsequent users.
Before an employee is assigned independent work involving erection, removal, alteration and inspection, the employer shall ensure that the employee has used scaffolding for at least six months, received 36 hours of theoretical training followed by 72 hours of practical training under the supervision and guidance of a qualified person. The employer shall also ensure that the employee receives training in the use of relevant safety equipment to protect against falls during erection, removal and alteration of scaffolding constructions, including the use of personal protective equipment (fall arrest equipment).
An employee who has completed such training according to this provision is considered a qualified person for scaffolding with a top scaffold deck height from nine metres.
Documentation shall be issued confirming that practical and theoretical training has been given in accordance with this provision. The safety representative and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority shall have access to the documentation of the practical and theoretical training.