Ladder Safety


Ladders are involved in almost a third of all major fall injuries.  This online ladder safety training provides the knowledge needed to work safely with ladders. 

DURATION | 35 minutes

Ladder safety training

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Ladder Safety Training Online | On average in the UK, over 10 fatalities and 1,200 serious injuries occur each year due to the incorrect use of ladders at work.  In fact, the incorrect use or maintenance of ladders causes 1 in 3 working at height injuries.

This online ladder safety course follows UK HSE guidance and helps business compliance with Working at Height regulations (2005).   Any employee using a ladder must be competent to do so.  Competence requires both instruction and understanding.  So, we’ve developed this course to provide the required understanding of how to use ladders safety.   In addition, the certificate provides supporting evidence that staff are competent to use ladders at work. 






Ladder Safety Course Objective

Firstly, help reduce the risk of incidents involving ladders at work by improving awareness of best practice in use and maintenance of ladders.  Secondly, help business efficiently evidence that staff are competent to use ladders at work.

Key Learning Outcomes

On completion learners will know…

  • Legal responsibilities
  • Risks associated with ladder use
  • Hierarchy of control measures
  • Best practice in the use of various ladder types
  • Storage and maintenance best practice
  • Ladder placement considerations

Course Content

UNIT 1 | Legislation

First, we outline the applicable UK legislation.  After that, we detail both employee and employer responsibilities with respect to this WAH legislation.

UNIT 2 | Preparation

In order to reduce the risk of injury various rules must be follow.  In this second unit we outline the rules to follow that will keep your staff as safe as possible.

UNIT 3 | Using Ladders

Finally, we cover best practice for each of the most commonly used types of ladders.

UNIT 4 | Quiz

15 question, multiple choice.  80% passmark. PDF certificate.

Ideal For

Anyone who uses ladders while at work, for example;

  • shelf stackers,
  • construction workers,
  • electricians,
  • decorators,
  • librarians,
  • window cleaners,
  • gutter cleaners,
  • roofers,
  • warehouse operatives.

In addition, anyone who supervises work that requires the use of ladders.


Learners need to achieve 80% in the final short multiple choice assessment.   The assessment can be retaken as many times as required.  It includes the date, verification code and 3 CPD credits.  In addition, a posted copy of the certificate here

ladder safety certificate


Carbon Offset

Carbon Offset

  • Accelerated learning – 30 minutes
  • Complies with legislation
  • Engaging content
  • Access for 12 months
  • Training record back-up
  • Help with assignment 
  • Carbon zero product

How to meet ladder safety requirements

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

Employers, and those who control work at height activity. For example, facilities managers or organisations who contract others to work at height), have a number of responsibilities.  Firstly, work at height must be planned and organised.  Secondly, staff must be trained and competent.  Thirdly, work at height must be assessed.  Fourthly, appropriate work equipment selected.  And, the risks of working on or near fragile surfaces are properly managed.  Lastly, equipment used for work at height is properly inspected and maintained.

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