Safe Use of Ladders

Back to: Health & Safety

Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:1 day

Enquire Online More Details

" The instructor explained everything perfectly. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Very well conducted, easily understandable with good practical experience. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" An excellent and very helpful course. The visual aids, hand outs and the instructor were all excellent. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" All the topics covered were very helpful to me and my colleagues. Thank-you for the instruction. 10/10. "

Alan Dick Communications

" Good course and well explained "

RY – K Yateman & Sons Ltd
  • Duration:1 day
  • Dates:Enquire for dates
Enquire Online


This training course is designed for personnel who in the course of their work have to setup and use leaning ladders.


This training course is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills needed to safely setup and use leaning ladders. On completion of training, candidates should have a good understanding of the types, grades, markings and use of leaning ladders.


Course Content
  • Introduction, aim and objectives
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Legislation, regulations, guidance and standards relevant to ladder inspection and use
  • Company specific ladder register and periods of inspection
  • Working at Height hierarchy of controls
  • Types of ladder and identification
  • Storage, care and maintenance of ladders
  • Duties of manufacturers & suppliers
  • Recording and maintaining ladder inspections
  • Hazards and risks associated to positioning and setting of leaning ladders
  • Parameters influencing the use of ladders
  • Safe use of ladders in the workplace
  • Safe System of work for ladders
  • Methods of securing ladders (Stability Aids)
  • Inspection of ladders (damage and defects)
  • Action in the event of damage and defects
  • Methods of preventing unauthorized use
  • Check Lists for supervisors and users
  • Ensuring safe and suitable storage