Use of plasterers’ stilts

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of using plasterers’ stilts on construction sites.


What it contains

This guide explains Occupational Health and Safety duties when using plasterers’ stilts on construction sites. This includes:

  • identifying any stilt hazards such a slopes and railings near work areas
  • checking the work area to make sure the ceiling height is less than three metres and all floor surfaces are clean, clear and dry (‘plaster ready’)
  • making sure stilts are only used for lights tasks, such as patching joints, fixing cornices and minor sanding
  • training workers to use stilts correctly

At the end of this document, you’ll find examples of unsafe work practices, when stilts should not be used and a checklist to help you decide when it’s suitable to use stilts.