Use of the Public Highway for Construction
Site work, whether it is construction, development, demolition, big or small - if it has an impact on the public highway it needs discussing with our Streets Inspector. Following any early discussions, a letter of intent should be sent to the Parish from the developer/building contractor outlining the requirements of the contractor to carry out the project.
This should include, but not be limited to, matters such as:
- Contact details for Project / Contract Manager and Site Foreman;
- Occupying the public highway - if required, then how much, how long for, etc;
- Pedestrian traffic management around the site - dedicated walkways, both existing and new;
- Street lighting - existing lighting, any relocation to be requested at this stage;
- Demolition - how it will be done, indication of appointed contractor if a third party;
- Confirmation of construction method - e.g. steel frame, re-enforced concrete etc;
- Expected construction deliveries - e.g. steelworks, concrete pumps etc and their frequency;
- Use of tower cranes - will there be any on site and, if so, any over-sailing;
- Utility connections - confirmation of what will be going on site and route taken;
- Impact on surrounding neighbourhood; and
- Traffic management for deliveries.
We will also
require the following documents:
- Schedule of works;
- Method statement and risk assessment for full duration of the project; and
- A site plan showing any site cabins, proposed cranes, proposed hoarding lines etc; and
- A general arrangement plan, detailing measurements of surrounding footpath widths, carriageway widths etc. This document
should not be considered as a contract; variations through the project may
result in changes to charges.
Please complete the form below:
P4 Application For Construction Use Of Public Highway
Any contractor wishing to erect scaffolding in the Parish should please complete the form below and return it to the Parish at least 7 days prior to the scaffolding being erected. The Parish licences and invoices scaffold contractors who place scaffolding on the public highway. We are unable to accept private applications.
The list of authorised contractors to place scaffold on the public highway in St Helier appears below:
|A & A Scaffolding Solutions|
|Access Scaffolding Ltd|| || |
|Brocken & Fitzpatrick Ltd|
|Construction 4 Less t/a Scaffold 4 Less|
|Empire Scaffolding|| || |
|Jubilee Scaffolding Company Ltd|| |
|K Loc Scaffolding Ltd|| || |
|L2 Jersey Scaffolding Ltd|
|Neil Livesey Roofing Contractors Ltd|| || |
|RGS Scaffolding Limited|| || |
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This list comprises scaffold contractors who have satisfied the Parish that they are meeting local requirements, including applying a suitable risk assessment and method statement. They also hold £5m public liability insurance, and are working within the local laws and Parish guidelines.
During the assembly or dismantling period, a safe working area at ground level is required to prevent pedestrians gaining access. In the town centre this work is to be carried out outside normal working hours. For example, on a Sunday after 9am or inbetween peak traffic (between 9.30am and 4pm).
Our guide to the requirements for assembling scaffolding in St Helier is available to download at the bottom of this web page.
Road closures within St Helier are frequent, due to the number of roads within the Parish. Permission is needed from the Highways Authority, i.e. the States' Department for Infrastructure, for main roads, and from the Parish for by-roads. Within St Helier the Parish administers all applications.
Applications can be made by returning the application form below.
The charge for road closures is £50 per day or part thereof. This will be invoiced at the end of the month for every day or part thereof that the road is closed.
A minimum of 7 days' notice is required in order to inform various organisations and agencies. Note that during peak seasons, embargoes are enforced on various parts of St Helier.
The Parish would not usually permit skips to be placed in St Helier within the ring-road; however, we do assess each situation on its merits.
Skip companies should make contact with the Parish to arrange the dates during which the skip will be occupying a space. This will be co-ordinated with the policing authority for the area.
We would expect any skips placed on a public highway:
- to be placed on a bed of plywood or timber bearers to ensure there is no damage to the road surface;
- to be surrounded by cones (with reflective sleeves) on their outer edges and lamps to warn road users; and
- to have a plastic cover that can be tied down over it to prevent it becoming a litter ground or items being removed.
Permission must be obtained by speaking with our Streets Inspector, who can be contacted as follows:
Matthew Wallace: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 811847.
We would expect building sites to be hoarded. Providing the hoarding remains on the building site, no licence would be required, but if the hoarding is on the public highway, an application form should be submitted and a charge will be levied.
The Parish's definition of hoarding is that the hoarding is a solid separation; netting will not be accepted. The hoarding should be painted white and should not display any advertising without the approval of the Connétable de St Hélier. Any doors on hoardings should be inward opening only, or be able to slide. Hinges should not be capable of being lifted off.
If the hoarding is to be placed on the scaffold, no additional charge will be made. The hoarding should be put on the inside of the scaffold only, and not block access for pedestrians to pass underneath.
You must provide safe areas at ground level or a platform at high levels. When it is necessary to place hoardings on the road/pavement around the place of work or scaffolding, you need to obtain permission from the Parish by completing the form below and provide a sketch of the proposed works. If you do obtain permission, please read it carefully and make sure you adhere to all the conditions of the licence.
We licence, and invoice direct, with the contractor who places the equipment on the public highway, and we are unable to accept private applications. Invoices are sent at the end of every month directly to the scaffolding/hoarding contractor.
Any deliveries to site should be done with the intention of causing as little disruption to the area as possible. These should be set out in the letter of intent, along with a traffic management plan for the site.
Noise in and around St Helier should work within the guidelines of the Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999, which can be found online at http://www.gov.je/Industry/Construction/Pages/ConstructionSite.aspx
Streets Inspector - Matthew Wallace - email@example.com / 811847
Technical Support Officer - André Sty - firstname.lastname@example.org / 811846
Director of T&E Services - Silvio.email@example.com/ 811849