Ladder Safety Awareness

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 1 Hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

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

Employers are required by law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of all employees. This includes raising awareness about the risks related to working at height.

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.

This Ladder Safety Awareness online training course has been assured by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications and certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

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Who is it for?

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

Ladder Safety Awareness Certificate Example

When do I get my certificate?

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

As this Ladder Safety Awareness online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service and assured by RoSPA Qualifications, your certificate will contain both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 5 topics and includes an assessment:

Portable ladder and steps

  • The common types of portable ladders and steps
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the common types of portable ladder
  • The need to consider the material a ladder is made from
  • When fibreglass ladders should be used

Assessing and controlling the risks

  • Why and when a risk assessment is needed before working on a ladder
  • The factors considered in a risk assessment
  • The hierarchy of control
  • What is meant by collective protection and personal protection, and why collective protection is preferable
  • Examples of control measures that can be taken to reduce risks
  • The requirement for a three-point hold when a climb is unavoidable

Risks, hazards and duties

  • What is meant by the term ‘working at height’
  • Legislation that aims to keep people safe when working at height
  • The duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Common hazards when working on a ladder

Falling objects

  • Measures that you can take to reduce the risk of objects falling
  • Why drop zones are needed

Ladder pre-use checks

  • Ladder standards and labelling
  • Things to consider before using a ladder
  • When you should check a ladder
  • Pre-checks for leaning ladders and step ladders
  • HSE guidance on the precautions to take when using ladders and stepladders


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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