Ladder Safety

Duration of Course (days):


Course Overview:

Working on any type of ladder / stepladder to do even the simplest of tasks can be hazardous. This Ladder Safety course helps identify typical hazards, looks at essential care and maintenance checks, as well as pre-use checks and also the general safe use of typical types of ladder.

Ladders accounted for 14 fatalities per year to workers (averaged over 6 years) 60% of those killed or seriously injured had fallen from below head height. This is simply a number that is recorded being taken from workplace statistics, many more incidents are occurring in the home; however, our legal obligations dictate that it is in the workplace that we must safeguard our employees.

With 1226 (more than 100 a month) major injuries, falls from ladders and stepladders account for almost a third of all injuries and cost the UK economy around £60 million each year.

Who should attend?

Those people who are involved or could be involved with the use of ladders (including step ladders) as part of their work routine.

Aims and objectives of the course:

To introduce delegates to the hazards of using ladders / stepladders in the workplace and the safe precautions to be taken when using such work equipment.

At the end of the course delegates will:

Have an understanding of Legislation and regulations affecting work at height
Understanding product standards and classifications for ladders and stepladders.
Know hazards affecting the use of ladders and stepladders

Course Content:

Course Content:

  • Appreciation of the requirements of UK legislation
  • Secure leaning ladders & usage of the correct ladder attachments
  • Identify the hazards and risks when working from ladders and steps
  • Access the procedure for portable ladders and step ladders
  • The importance of correct personal protection equipment
  • Manual Handling Techniques
  • Understand the method of correct fitting, usage and inspection of fall protection equipment specified for the course
  • Storage Methods
  • Visually inspect ladders and stepladders for damage before and after use.
  • Practical demonstration of equipment


Equipment Required:

This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation. The area needs to be big enough for demonstration purposes as well.



Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical and some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question, multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance this will be valid for 3 years.

Booking Details:

Course Cost (ex VAT): £80.00
Closed Course Cost (ex VAT): £400.00
Max Number of Delegates: 12

Call to Book: 01376 538 501

Our training centre is based in Braintree, Essex. Tea and coffee facilities are provided, other refreshments can be made available by request.

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