40 mins (approx.)
LADDER SAFETY COURSE
This online Ladder Safety training course is designed for everyone working on ladders or supervising those that do.
On average in the UK, around 10 fatalities and 1,200 serious injuries occur each year due to the incorrect use of ladders at work.
So, the Working at Height Regulations require only ‘competent’ employees undertake work on ladders.
This training course helps develop competence by certifying that the knowledge needed to work safety at heights has been attained.
- Reduce the risk of workplace ladder incidents by providing the best-practice knowledge needed to work safely
- Help employers meet their duties under the WaH regulations
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
Anyone who uses ladders while at work, for example:
- shelf stackers
- construction workers
- window cleaners
- gutter cleaners
- warehouse operatives
In addition, anyone who supervises work that requires the use of ladders.
On completion of the online Ladder Safety course learners will know…
- Their legal responsibilities
- Risks associated with ladder use
- Hierarchy of control measures when working at height
- The best-practice in the use of various ladder types
- Storage and maintenance best-practice
- Ladder placement and climbing considerations
UNIT 1 | LEGILSATION
First, we outline the applicable UK legislation. After that, we detail both employee and employer responsibilities with respect to this WAH legislation.
UNIT 2 | GENERAL LADDER RULES
In this unit, we’ll take a look at the general safety rules you should we aware of. For example, ladder inspections, maintenance and storage.
UNIT 3 | TYPES OF LADDERS AND LADDER PLACEMENT
The placement and location of ladders is extremely important. In this unit we look at correct placement and the correct ladders to use in various situations.
UNIT 4 | QUIZ
15 question, multiple choice. 80% passmark. PDF certificate.
At the end of the online Ladder Safety course there is an 20 question, multiple-choice quiz.
If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.
If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £9.
The Ladder Safety certificate is valid for 3 years.
- Memorable, engaging, motion-graphic training.
- Up to date with current legislation and best-practice
- Learn anywhere with an internet connection
- Verifiable, CPD-Accredited certificate
- Carbon net-zero training solution
LADDER SAFETY FAQs
What is the ladder legislation?
Work on ladders falls under the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
Employers, self-employed contractors, building owners, facilities managers, and employees all have legal duties when it comes to work at heights.
These duties include;
- Sufficiently planning and organising work
- Ensuring those working at height are competent and properly trained*
- Assessing the risks from working at height
- Reduce the risks. For example by selecting and using appropriate work equipment and providing appropriate training.
- Work in accordance with received training and plans
How long is ladder safety training valid?
Regulations do not state a specific duration for refresher training. But staff must be competent. Our online Ladder Safety training course certificate is valid for 3 years, follows industry guidelines and convention.
What is the 1 in 4 rule?
The 1 in 4 rule for ladders, defines the ideal angle when placing a ladder. It states that for every 4 metres up a ladder goes it should extent 1 metre horizontally.
- Where a risk assessment shows the use of other equipment is not justified.
- As a guide, only use a ladder where the work will take less than 30 minutes The nature of the work makes a fall unlikely.
- Only use for ‘light work’ – ladders are not suitable for strenuous or heavy work.
- Two or more separate ladders must be provided when ladders are the only means of access or egress from a work area that has over 25 employees.
What is the belt buckle rule?
The belt-buckle rule is a good way to remember to always stay centred; keep your belt buckle between the side rails of the ladder, and you will reduce your risk of falling.
If you have any questions about this Ladder Safety training course online please email [email protected] or call us on 0131 6618253