Online Ladder Safety Training Course

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration of 1 Hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This Ladder Safety Awareness online training course provides learners with an understanding of the sensible precautions they should take to keep safe when they use ladders and stepladders in the workplace.

Falls from height are the third highest cause of fatal injury in the workplace. Falls from a ladder account for around 40% of all falls from height accidents each year. Serious or even fatal injury can occur when the fall is less than 2 metres.

The law requires employers to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees. This includes raising awareness about the risks of working at height.

The approximate duration of this training course is 1 hour.

This Ladder Safety online training only provides awareness education and does not qualify someone to use access equipment or safety equipment. Additional practical training will be required before a person is competent to work at height.

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The importance of Ladder Safety Awareness training

In the workplace each year ladders account for around 40% of falls from height accidents. Ladder Safety training reduces the risk of ladder-related injuries. Employees who understand the risks of ladders and working at height can minimise the risk of falls and injury. Your business will also benefit from a well-trained workforce. Your staff will appreciate your investment in their health and education. This will lead to fewer staff injuries and higher productivity.

Who is Ladder Safety training for?

All employers need to comply with the risk assessment requirements in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Employers need to carry out a risk assessment on working at height tasks as specified in the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Does this Ladder Safety Training Course cover stepladders?

Yes, the training course covers the common types of portable ladders and steps, this includes: kick stools, steps, a-frame stepladder, platform stepladder, combination ladder, telescopic ladder, pole ladder and extension ladders.

What are the learning outcomes for the Ladder Safety course?

At the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • Common types of ladder
  • The advantages and disadvantages of ladder materials
  • Hazards and risks associated with ladders
  • How to assess and address risks using a hierarchy of controls
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • An employer’s duties and responsibilities
  • The hazard posed by falling objects and measures that can be taken to minimise the risk that they occur
  • The need to select the correct ladder and the checks to make before using one
  • The things to consider when planning to use a ladder

When do I get my Ladder Safety Awareness certificate?

Ladder Safety Awareness Certificate Example

When you have successfully passed the ladder safety training you will be able to download and print your ladder safety certificate straight away.

All of our courses comply to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are certified by the CPD Certification Service.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, have assured the training course, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Your certificate will include both logos, therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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How long is this Ladder Safety Awareness valid for?

Your Ladder Safety Awareness certificate has no expiry date. However, to ensure knowledge of Ladder Safety is maintained we recommend a renewal period of 2 years. This recommended renewal date will be on your certificate.

Can this training course act as evidence for SSIP accreditations like CHAS, SafeContractor and ConstructionLine?

Yes, you can use our Ladder Safety Awareness training course certificate as evidence of industry-related training. This evidence of industry-related training is important for SSIP accreditations. The course helps you to ensure your staff all receive appropriate training and that you have the certificates to prove it. However, each individual accreditation body will decide whether our online courses are sufficient for your company’s training requirements.

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What does the Ladder Safety Awareness course cover?

The ladder safety training contains the following 5 topics:

1 – Portable ladders and steps

The first topic describes the common types of portable ladders and steps. It identifies advantages and disadvantages of these ladders. The topic also covers the different materials that ladders are made from and when to use the different types.

2 – Assessing and controlling the risks before using a ladder

The second topic is about ladder work and risk assessments. You will learn about when a risk assessment is needed and the factors to include in a risk assessment. The topic also covers hierarchy of control, collective protection and personal protection. It identifies control measures to reduce risks and also explains the use of three-point holds.

3 – Risks, hazards and duties when using a ladder

The third topic defines the term ‘working at height’ and explains UK legislation about working at height. It identifies the responsibilities of employers and employees and also describes common hazards when working on a ladder.

4 – Falling objects

Topic 4 identifies measures that you can take to reduce the risk of falling objects and also explains why drop zones are needed.

5 – Ladder pre-use checks/ ladder safety checklist

The final topic is about ladder pre-use checks. You will learn about ladder standards and labelling. You will learn important things to consider before you use a ladder. The topic covers when you should check a ladder and pre-checks for both leaning ladders and step ladders. The topic also outlines HSE guidance on ladder use.

Ladder Safety Assessment

Once you have completed the five topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the UK ladder safety training course gives useful feedback so candidates can learn from incorrect responses.

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