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Ladder Safety Training

Ladder Safety Training Course Online
£30 +VAT

This Ladder safety course will help you understand how to use ladders and stepladders safely. Knowing how to choose, set up and use ladders correctly will reduce the likelihood of accidents happening in the workplace.

This course provides a complete introduction to ladder safety and the safe working practices you should follow. It explains how to select, carry out pre-use checks, set up, and use ladders as well as outlining the steps of a ladder-specific risk assessment. By completing the training, you will understand the relevant health and safety legislation and feel more confident about safely carrying out workplace tasks.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation.
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for those who use ladders and/or stepladders as part of their job role. It is suitable for employees of all levels as it is designed as an introduction to ladder safety and so no prerequisites are needed.

If your job role involves Working at Height, then you are required to undertake training to prove that you're competent and safe to do so. See our Working at Height Training Course for more information.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to Ladder Safety Why ladder safety is important, who is at risk, employer responsibilities, and employee duties.
2 Legal Responsibilities The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Work at Height Regulations 2005, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, and the Health and Safety Executive.
3 Risk Assessment What is a risk assessment, who should carry it out, step 1: identify the hazards, step 2: determine who may be harmed and how, step 3: decide on precautions, step 4: record findings and implement controls, and step 5: review and update.
4 Inspection, Maintenance, and Storage Pre-use inspections, detailed visual inspections, maintenance and repair, and safe storage.
5 Setting Up Ladders Choosing a ladder or stepladder, ladder classifications, safe handling techniques, setting up ladders, and securing ladders.
6 Using Ladders Safely Ladder extensions, ascending and descending ladders, working on ladders, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Aims of the Training Course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand why it's important to work with ladders safely.
  • Know what the legal requirements are concerning ladder safety.
  • Recognise what everyone's duties are regarding ladder safety and who can use ladders.
  • Know how to carry out a ladder risk assessment.
  • Understand how to carry out pre-use inspections of ladders.
  • Be aware of detailed visual inspections, maintenance and repair procedures, and the safe storage conditions for ladders.
  • Recognise the various safety practices you must follow when using ladders and stepladders, including setting them up, stabilising, transporting, and working on them.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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