Ladder Inspection Training

Course Name: Ladder Inspection

This Ladder Inspection training course provides a thorough understanding of ladder inspections. It looks at the legal requirement, ladder types and parts, common faults, the steps to inspection and what to do if a ladder is unsuitable for use.

This course comes with a free e-Checklist, which takes users step-by-step through the ladder inspection while ensuring it is recorded.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Learn the legal requirement for ladder inspection

Identify various ladder types and the parts of ladders

Learn to conduct inspections on leaning ladders and step ladders

Gain understanding of the recording and reporting of inspection results

Identify further actions for ladders post inspection

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Ladder Safety Inspection + e-Checklist

£49.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £49.00
6 - 10 £42.55
11 - 20 £38.68

About Ladder Inspection Training

Falls from a ladder can happen at any time. And the results can be disastrous. Accidents involving ladders can result in life-changing injuries for those involved and significant time off of work, as well as extensive costs to an employer.

This course ensures legal compliance as outlined under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. These include requirements to ensure all work equipment such as ladders is subject to regular inspections and suitable for use.

Why Is Ladder Inspection Training Important?

Employers have a legal duty to ensure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent employees to prevent accidents from heights. They must also ensure the equipment they use is adequate.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is the main legislation related to work at height, and it covers the use of ladders and stepladders. This law states that every employer must ensure that equipment that may deteriorate is subject to regular inspections. They must also be inspected anytime something occurs that may affect their safety.

PUWER provides similar guidance as to the Work at Height Regulations. Under this law, any ladders supplied for work must be suitable, fit for purpose, maintained, and inspected to ensure that they remain fit for use.

Course Outline

Single Module

25+ Minutes

The contents of this course include:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Ladder Basics
  • Pre-Inspection
  • Leaning Ladders
  • Step Ladders
  • Recording Results
  • Further Actions for Ladders

Why Choose Ladder Inspection Training with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Supports compliance with Work at Height Regulations 2005 and PUWER 1998

Helps to ensure equipment is safe for use

Supports an accident free workplace

Free Ladder Inspection Digital Checklists

This online training course comes with two free e-Checklists which facilitate the inspection of leaning ladders and stepladders. They are designed to help the responsible person conduct and record their monthly inspections.


  • Are easy to use
  • Reduce administration time
  • Ensure inspections are thorough and recorded

Note: The e-Checklist licence is free for one year. This offer is for one Ladder inspection e-Checklist licence (which includes two e-Checklists) per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.

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Ladder Inspection Training Certification

ladder safety inspection course certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The ladder inspection training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure, ladder inspections should be conducted systematically in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and applicable safety regulations. Ladder inspection checklistscan be used to help facilitate this process. If any defects or concerns are identified, the ladder should be taken out of service and tagged as unsafe until repairs or replacements are made. Regular inspections, maintenance and proper storage are crucial for ensuring ongoing ladder inspection and functionality.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is the primary legislation pertaining to ladders in the UK. These regulations establish requirements and guidelines for the safe use of ladders and other means of working at height.

Key provisions include ensuring risk assessments are completed for any work at height, appropriate ladder selection, adequate training and supervision, condition and correct usage of ladders. Where possible, work at height should be avoided. Compliance with these regulations is necessary to ensure worker safety when using ladders in the workplace.

Ladders must be inspected by individuals that are suitably competent to do so. Under Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines, this means you must have the necessary training, skills and experience to do the job to an adequate degree. If an employer is not suitably competent to conduct inspections, they can appoint someone to do so for them. Competence can be gained through on the job experience and completing training such as our online ladder inspection training course.

Ladder inspection training courses are beneficial for individuals who have responsibilities related to safety and maintenance, including:

  • Safety officers and coordinators
  • Facility and building managers
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Construction workers
  • Safety committee members

No, ladders do not fall under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) in the UK. LOLER primarily applies to lifting equipment and operations, such as cranes, hoists and forklifts. It does not cover ladders. However, ladders should still be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are safe for use. If LOLER does apply to your operations, our LOLER training course is designed to ensure duty holders meet required standards.

A ladder inspection checklistis a checklist designed to support you in the ladder inspection process. It walks you step by step through the components to ensure that all pass/fail criteria are covered. It also records the inspection to demonstrate compliance.

Yes, this ladder inspection training course is approved by the IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management). A professional membership organisation that focuses on promoting and enhancing the understanding and practice of risk and safety management.

Upon completion of the course, users are required to take an end of course assessment to receive their certification. Once the assessment is completed, a downloadable and printable certificate approved by IIRSM will be issued.

The ladder inspection course comprises a single module and a total duration of 25 minutes. However, completion times will vary depending on internet speeds and time required to complete the assessment.

You can contact our sales team to arrange a free demo to see the Human Focus system in action and get an introduction to the training programme.