Ladder Safety


This online ladder safety awareness course provides the knowledge needed to work safely with ladders.

Duration Approx. | 35 minutes

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Ladder Safety Training | Providing staff of an awareness of risks they face at work is an important aspect of  health & safety.  Every employee who uses ladders as part of their work faces risks.

Each year there are around 14 fatalities and 1,200 serious injuries due to the incorrect use of ladders in UK workplaces.   1/3 of all working at height injuries at work result from the incorrect use or maintenance of ladders.

Ladder Safety Course Objective

To reduce the number of incidents involving ladders at work by increase awareness of the risks associated with ladder use and providing best-practice guidance on using ladders safely.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course delegates will know…

Legal responsibilities

| The risks associated with ladder use

| The hierarchy of control measures

| Understand best practice in the use of various ladder types

| Ladder storage and maintenance best practice

| Ladder placement considerations

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Course Content

Module 1 | Legislation

Employer Responsibilities

Employee Responsibilities

Hierarchy of Measures

Module 2 | Ladder Rules

Ladder Use

Ladder Checks

Personal Inspections

Ladder Categories

General Ladder Safety

Module 3 | Types of Ladder

Stepladders, Wooden Ladders, Fibreglass Ladders, Roof Ladders

Ladder Storage and Maintenance

Ladder Placement and Location

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Fire Safety  |  Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls  |  Warehouse SafetyManual Handling   |  Risk Assessments  |  Working at Height

Ideal For

Anyone who uses ladders while at work.   This includes, but is not limited to: shelf stackers, construction workers, electricians, decorators, librarians, window cleaners, gutter cleaners, roofers, warehouse operatives.

Anyone who supervises work that requires the use of ladders.


Ladder Safety course


| To successfully complete the Ladder Safety training online candidates need to achieve 80% or more in the final 20 question assessment.  At this point the certificate will be emailed.  

| The assessment can be retaken as many times as required.

| You can purchase a posted copy of the certificate here

Benefits of the echo3education Ladder Safety training online

Carbon Offset

Carbon Offset

| Accelerated learning – 30 minutes

| Complies with UK legislation

| Clear and engaging content

| Access to content for 12 months

| Training record back-up from echo3education

        | Help with assignment and reporting

        | The carbon used in the creation and deployment if this course offset

What is the applicable legislation?

Working at Height Regulations 2005 include provision for the use of ladders.

Employers, and those who control work at height activity (eg facilities managers or organisations who contract others to work at height), must ensure:

  1. All work at height is properly planned and organised
  2. Those involved in work at height are appropriately trained and competent
  3. Risks from work at height are assessed, and appropriate work equipment is selected and used
  4. Risks of working on or near fragile surfaces are properly managed
  5. Equipment used for work at height is properly inspected and maintained
    • Every time a ladder is used employees should do a pre-use check beforehand to make sure that it is safe for use.

This Ladder Safety course includes the recent substantial revisions* to BS EN 131 – the single British and European product standard covering all types of portable ladders – which are due to come into force on 1st January 2018.

Brief guide to Ladder Safety (external link): | o131 661 8253

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