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Covered in this course
The Ladder Safety Training course is broken down into 4 sections.
1) Ladder Selection
This section covers the first of the four Ladder Safety Steps. We look at what you need to consider when you’re selecting a ladder - including the BSI Kitemark, and the ladder’s size, material and duty rating.
2) Ladder Pre-Check
For the second step, we look at how you can conduct a Pre-check correctly on stepladders and non-self-supporting ladders (including extension ladders). We also demonstrate how to find and mark a ladder’s Balance Point.
3) Ladder Setup
Here, we take you through the setup process. We provide a ‘Low Shoulder Carry’ and ‘1:4 Ratio’ demonstrations, we explain the setup “do’s and don'ts” for all ladders, and we also include how to extend and set up an extension ladder.
4) Ladder Use
This section gives you concise practical steps for using a stepladder, a single ladder and an extension ladder. We discuss Ladder Etiquette and provide a bullet list of how to lower a ladder safely. There are also additional resources on Ladder Maintenance and Storage for wooden, fibreglass and aluminium ladders.
Ladder Safety Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Ladder Safety Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed anytime to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Ladder Safety Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 88 real user reviews.
Lesley and I have tried out the ladders course. I thought it was very good, but agree with Lesley that it wouldn’t be immediately suitable for all our office staff. Our office staff really have just step-ladders, step stools and low platforms (like decorators use). Of those items, the course only covers step-ladders. It does cover ladders and extension ladders in detail, but that is not relevant to office staff really. We have installation teams that do use ladders but they are already trained. It was a useful exercise to review the course anyway.
This course provided very clear and concise instruction that could be easily followed by office personnel. There is also the benefit of raised awareness when using ladders in a home situation. The videos were well presented and provided the opportunity for "re-play." The course has been clearly thought out for the benefit of a broad spectrum of users. Thank you.
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Course was detailed and communicated in a simple format. Certificate only valid for 1 year which is the only disappointing part.
The training videos give clear instructions, and are easy to follow & understand.
Very helpful in my line of work
The course was easy to understand
learning made very easy
Legislation relating to Ladder Safety
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.
Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR)
Brought in to prevent deaths and injuries caused by falls from height. Employers and anyone in control of work carried out at height need to make sure that work is properly planned, supervised and more importantly, carried out by competent people.
Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions, and to co-operate with their employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with.