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Ladders & Stepladders



An essential half day course for those who use, or may use ladders and stepladders in the course of their work.


To provide staff with Health & Safety information and practical exercises in relation to the Safe use of Ladders and Stepladders.


By the end of the programme staff will:-

  • Be aware of health & safety legislation & their responsibilities in relation to the use of Ladders and Stepladders.
  • Be aware of any local Codes of Practice
  • Know how to safely use Ladders and Stepladders


  • Introduction
  • All relevant Regulations -HSWA 1974-WAHR-2005-PUWER
  • Risk assessment for ladders
  • Safe systems of work/Method statement for ladders
  • Selection of ladders-the correct ladder for the task
  • Suitability for tasks
  • Triple/double Extension-commercial
  • Roof/CAT ladder
  • Wooden-site based rot
  • Fibre glass-electrical uses
  • Step ladders
  • Industrial ladders-ropes pulleys manual handling
  • Fixed access ladders-mounts
  • Ladder classifications class 123
  • Ladder standards EN/CE
  • Understanding Ladder inspection tags
  • Documenting inspections
  • Ladder components-feet rungs stiles-ropes-locking hooks platforms, hinges, labels
  • Inspection of components-look feel and functions
  • Identifying defects-cracks, distortion, corrosion, rot, twisting, impact, dents, crushing, punctures, worn/damaged feet, chemical paint/damage
  • Reporting and removal for service-your responsibilities, prohibition notices, destruction
  • Industry Guidance

Scheduled Dates Available

Ladders & Stepladders   (0.5 days)
28/01/2020 - 28/01/2020 New Southgate Login
to book
09:00 - 12:30 £120
Ladders & Stepladders   (0.5 days)
11/03/2020 - 11/03/2020 New Southgate Login
to book
09:00 - 12:30 £120


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