Ladder Safety Training

Course Name: Ladder Safety – What Everyone Needs to Know

Ensure ladders are set up and used correctly with our Ladder Safety Training course. Approved by IIRSM, it outlines safe techniques for placing, climbing, working from and handling ladders. This helps employers fulfil their legal duty to ensure workers understand when and how to use ladders safely.

The course also comes with a free ladder safety e-Checklist, which helps users apply their knowledge and ensure ladders are used safely in the workplace.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Recognise the importance of ladder safety

Understand the roles, duties and responsibilities of ladder safety

Learn how to conduct ladder pre-use checks

Identify types of ladders and when to use them

Understand how to secure ladders

Learn about proper placement and how to safely work from ladders

Develop awareness of ladder maintenance, handling and storage

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Ladder Safety – What Everyone Needs to Know

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About This Ladder Safety Course

This online Ladder Safety Training course provides vital information that anyone working with ladders needs to be aware of. Trainees learn how to select, set up and work from ladders safely, including pre-use checks. They also learn how to assess ladder work and store and transport ladders to ensure they are maintained in good condition.

The course comes with a free ladder safety e-Checklist. Users can follow the e-Checklist to ensure ladders are set up and used according to best practice.

Why Is Ladder Safety Training Important?

Unsafe use of ladders is a common cause of severe or even fatal workplace accidents. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), around 8% of all reported workplace injuries are the result of a fall from height, most commonly a ladder.

Human error is one of the most common causes of these accidents involving work at height. By being aware of the hazards and using the correct controls, employees can minimise the risk of injury.

Ladder safety training for workplaces equips individuals with essential knowledge on selecting the right ladder for the task, inspecting it for defects and safely positioning it to prevent falls. It teaches workers how to use a ladder safely and avoid accidents and injuries caused by slips, trips or falls from heights.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Employers have a legal duty to ensure workplace ladder safety. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work 1999 regulations require employers to identify and control workplace risks, including the risk of working at height. Under these regulations, they must also provide adequate training to employees.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 requires employers to ensure all work equipment, including ladders, is suitable and in good working order.

Additionally, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 provides specific guidelines for setting up, placing and storing ladders to ensure safe use.

Course Outline

Single Module

45+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

  • Why We Need Ladder Safety
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ladder Basics
  • Assessing Ladder Use
  • Ladder Safety: Pre-use Inspection
  • Ground Placement
  • Setting Up
  • Ladder Securing
  • Climbing Up & Down
  • Working Safely on Ladders
  • Handling & Transport
  • Storage

Why Choose Ladder Safety Training with Human Focus?

This course teaches employees how to safely position, set up and work from ladders. It also covers how to handle, transport and store ladders to ensure they are kept in safe working order.

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than traditional in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Ensures staff have been provided with relevant instruction on safe ladder use

Helps to promote a safer work environment

Supports compliance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005

Ladder Safety Training e-Checklist

This online training course includes a free e-Checklist to help workers ensure they have taken all ladder safety measures into account.

The e-Checklist covers all precautions covered in the training course and helps ensure users are applying them to their work.

It also features a QR code system to automatically complete, store and access checklists.

Note – This offer is for one Ladder Safety Training licence 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 Safety Training Certification

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Course Assessment

Users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass.

Approved Certification

The IIRSM-approved certificate is available for download and printing instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The Ladder Safety Training certificate includes the 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

This Ladder Safety Training course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to safely use ladders in various settings. Participants learn about proper ladder selection, inspection, risk assessment, set-up and techniques to minimise accidents and injuries associated with ladder use.

Ladder training is essential for anyone who works with ladders, including construction workers, maintenance personnel, painters, electricians, warehouse staff and many others.

Ladder awareness training develops an understanding of ladder safety principles and teaches ladder safety tips to reduce the risk of workplace accidents caused by improper ladder use.

Yes. Our Ladder Safety Training course covers a wide range of ladder types, including stepladders. Users learn about the safety considerations and best practices associated with using multiple ladder types safely in different work environments.

Our Ladder Safety Training course is priced at £25.00 +VAT for individual users. Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

This course offers a Ladder Safety Training certificate that is valid for three years. After this period, you must retake the training to renew your certification and refresh your knowledge.

Our ladder safety course can support your application for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS. It covers the Work at Height Regulations 2005 requirements, helping you understand and fulfil your legal duties. Accreditation bodies require evidence of compliance, and our course contributes to this.

However, please note each body determines if our courses meet their specific training requirements. Our course is part of the application process; full compliance with legal duties and providing necessary evidence is essential for accreditation.

All Human Focus courses are accredited or approved by an independent health and safety body to guarantee quality and accuracy. This Ladder Safety Training course is approved by IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management).

Absolutely. You can explore the e-learning platform, get course previews and see how easy online training can be. Speak to one of our sales team or click here to arrange your free trial of our online ladder safety training course.