safe use of ladders & working at heights awareness

Welcome to the BuildSure Safe Use Of Ladders course

In this course we will cover:

  • 1) Safe Use Of Ladders (Video)

  • 2) Your obligations FOR SAFETY

  • 3) Permission and permit to work

The first step will be to watch the video and read the following articles on each section as above and then answer a multiple-choice knowledge test. 

1) Safe Use Of Ladders Video

Please watch the following Video


2) Your obligations FOR SAFETY

  • Work safely and don’t do anything intentionally which may cause harm to yourself

  • Take reasonable care to ensure that you do not cause harm to others during the course of your work

  • Follow all WHS related directions given to you

  • Abide by HIFLOW site policies and procedures as required

  • Advise your contact Manager if you become aware of a hazard in need of rectification.


3) Permission and Permit to Work at Height

Permit to work is in place to manage tasks which have been identified as high risk or having a high potential at risk outcome if not managed. There are currently four scopes of work requiring permits:

  • Confined Space Entry

  • Roof Entry

  • Fire Safety System Isolation

  • Hot Work

Work on roofs is high risk work when it involves, for example:

A safe work method statement (SWMS) must be prepared for high risk construction work outlining the measures used to control risks. Relevant workers must be involved in the development of the SWMS.


(*) Note: in South Australia the fall height limit for high risk construction work is three metres..

    • a risk of a person falling more than two metres (*)

    • demolition of an element of a structure that is load-bearing or otherwise related to the physical integrity of the structure, like bracing on a roof

    • involves, or is likely to involve, the disturbance of asbestos, or

    • is carried out on or near energised electrical installations or services.

SAfe use of ladders Knowledge Test