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Ladder Safety Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)



This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) addresses the common safety protocols for using ladders at the workplace. Designed to streamline the documentation of the standard hazards and safety controls, this template can be quickly and efficiently customised to fit the needs of any business. It integrates seamlessly into your existing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) management systems, making it an essential tool for construction companies, maintenance teams, and any professionals regularly utilising ladders.


Hazards & Control Measures Covered:

  • Risk of Falls: Utilisation of fall arrest systems and ensuring ladders extend 1 meter above the work platform.
  • Manual Handling: Guidelines on proper lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
  • Electrocution: Use of non-metallic ladders when working near electrical hazards.
  • Inappropriate Ladder Use: Recommendations for selecting the correct ladder type based on the work environment.
  • Equipment and Tool Safety: Secure handling and storage procedures to prevent dropping objects from heights.


Additional Resources:

Included with this SWMS is a free copy of our Legislation & Codes of Practice Reference List.


Key Features:

This SWMS template for ladder safety is an invaluable, easy-to-use resource designed to assist businesses in documenting and managing their WHS procedures effectively. Its easy adaptability allows for quick edits, ensuring that you can meet specific safety requirements with minimal effort.

Ladder SWMS

GST Included
  • Instant delivery via email.
  • Easily add your logo and business details.
  • Fully Editable (Microsoft Word Format).
  • Customisation instructions provided.
  • In line with Australian legislation.
  • Pay once, no ongoing subscriptions.

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