This online Ladder Safety training helps businesses fulfil legal and moral obligations to employees with respect to ladders. 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. 1 in 3 working at height injuries occur as a result of the incorrect use of ladders.
It is therefore vital that only those who are appropriately trained use ladders in your business. This is also a legal requirement (HSE guidance).
Designed for all staff who work with ladders, this course is CPD-accredited and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It provides the knowledge needed to work safely with ladders. Using motion-graphic videos, key lessons are communicated in an engaging, clear and concise way.
At the end of the course there is a 18-question, multiple-choice assessment. Participants must achieve a minimum pass mark to evidence understanding and receive their completion certificate.
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
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 different types of ladders and the general rules you should we aware of. Also we’ll focus on ladder use, checks, 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 what are the correct types of ladders to use in various situations.
UNIT 4 | QUIZ
15 question, multiple choice. 80% passmark. PDF certificate.
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.
At the end of the 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 £6.
- Accelerated learning – 30 minutes
- Helps develop and evidence competence
- Engaging motion graphic content
- Access on phones, tablets or desktop
- Carbon zero product
What are ladder safety legal requirements?
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
When can ladders be used?
Ladders should only be used as work equipment where a risk assessment shows the use of other work equipment is not justified.
The Work at Height regulations don’t ban ladders but do require that they be used with careful consideration. As a guide, use a ladder where the work will take less than 30 minutes, where the risk is low or in other words, where the nature of the work makes a fall unlikely.
Only use ladders for ‘light work’ – ladders are not suitable for strenuous or heavy work.
Also, 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.
Remember, all work involving ladders must be planned in advance so that a risk assessment can be carried out. If the work you want to do has not gone through a risk assessment, don’t do the work until an assessment is done.
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