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The Scaffolding Regulations Committee was first constituted under the Local Government (Scaffolding Inspection) Act 1960 (No.6723) which was proclaimed as coming into operation from 1 October 1962.
The functions of the Committee were:
to prepare and submit draft regulations to the Minister relating to any matter specified in the Act
to enquire and report to the Minister upon any matter relating to methods and materials used in the erection of scaffolding.
The Committee was reconstituted under the Scaffolding Act 1971 (No.8146) operative from 1974.
The Scaffolding Act 1971 became a responsibility of the Minister of Labour and Industry (VRG 42) whereas the Minister of Local Government (VRG 57) had previously been responsible. Ministerial responsibility for the Committee passed to the Minister for Employment and Training in 1984, to the Minister for Employment and Industrial Affairs in 1985 and to the Minister for Labour in 1986. In October 1992 the Minister for Industry and Employment briefly assumed responsibility for all functions of the Minister for Labour. Responsibility for the Scaffolding Act 1971 was transferred to the Minister for Industry Services in December 1992.
This Act was repealed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 with the Schedules to the Act providing the authority for the continuance of the Committee and the making of regulations. Responsibility for this Act and for inspection and audit of workplaces and workplace health and safety advice passed to the Victorian Workcover Authority in 1995.