Safe use of Steps and Ladders

Falls from height remain a significant cause of serious injury. While changes in legislation require employers to avoid the use of ladders and steps whenever possible there are still occasions when they are required.

Type of Course: Health Safety & Environment
Course Reference: HTPP-043

The course will enable delegates to identify situations that may cause injury while using ladders and steps. The course involves practical situations in which ladders and steps will be used, but delegates will not be required to climb ladders during the course.

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Course Contents:

• Overview of relevant legislation
• Working at height
• Ladders – types and uses
• Testing and maintenance
• Practical demonstrations
• Risk assessment for working at height
• Company procedures
• Legislation
• An overview of appropriate health & safety legislation related to working at height and the safe use of ladders
• Duty of employer and employees
• Ladders types, maintenance and testing
• Types of ladders and when to use them
• Testing and maintaining ladders
• Records
• Practical demonstration, scenarios and examples of good practice
• Risk assessment in relation to ladder use
• Identification and assessment of risks
• Identification different types of access equipment
• Developing safe systems of work

Who should attend:

The course is aimed at all employees involved in the use and maintenance of ladders and

  • Face-to-Face
  • Live Online

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Half a day session