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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Ladder Selection
- 2 Ladder Pre-Check
- 3 Ladder Setup
- 4 Ladder Use
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.
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.
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.
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.
About this course
Falling from a height is incredibly common and incredibly dangerous, and at least a third of all fall injuries involve ladders. This makes them one of the largest causes of accidents and injuries - both in the workplace and at home; Ladder Safety Training is therefore essential.
You don’t need to be formally qualified to use a ladder, but you do have to be competent. This Ladder Safety Course has been created to help strengthen the necessary skills and knowledge you need to use ladders safely.
There are various types of ladder and you need to make sure that you are picking up the right one for the situation. As well as the set up of a ladder, you'll also need to consider how you dismantle and carry them from location to location.
It’s split into four short sections, with each one looking at the Ladder Safety Steps – Ladder Selection, Ladder Pre-Check, Ladder Setup and Ladder Use.
This Ladder Safety Training can be used in conjunction with our Working at Height Training.
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Ladder Safety Training certificate
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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 any time 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 Training 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.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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Good information and very useful
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Covers everything you need to know about ladders. Easy to understand and presented well.
I was pleasantly surprised at how concise and interesting this training session was. Clear information, easy to remember.
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
Quick, Bitesize, Informative
This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars
hi your course was explained really well.easy to understand not complicated. and most of all i learned a great deal of knowledge from this kind regards pw
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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.