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.

Section 1 of our Ladder Safety Training looks at ladder selection.

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.

Checking stiles, labels, rungs and feet on a ladder as part of Ladder Safety Training.

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.

Section three of our Ladder Safety Training looks at the ladder set-up process.

4) Ladder Use

Ladder Use is the final step. 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’s also information in our Additional Resources on Ladder Maintenance and Storage for wooden, fibreglass and aluminium ladders.

Our Ladder Safety Training concludes with safe ladder use and etiquette.

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 all relevant approvals.

An example of our Ladder Safety Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 26 real user reviews.

4.38 out of 5
Did what we needed

Did everything needed

Clear demonstration and instruction.

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Enjoyed the course and its content.

always helps to be kept well informed when it comes to safety and therefore i applaud ms Katie Anderson for setting this up.

Good but

Its clear and simple. easy to understand. Only annoying is If I make one or two mistakes in the test I cant redo test only to spend another half hour listening it.

Clear and precise

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East to follow

A very easy to follow video clear and precise.

easy to follow

A course easy to follow and understand what was being watch on the screen.

Simple to use and excellent content

I really enjoyed this course, it really covers all the issues with ladder safety in depth but in a friendly bite size format. The test at the end ensures you have taken in the important points so to pass does make you feel like you have taken all the important information in.

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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.