About Ladder Awareness
If you would like to understand the risks, dangers, capabilities and limitations of using a ladder, this is the course for you! The knowledge gained from this course will help to reduce the number of ladder-related injuries in your workplace. Plus, learners will gain the skills required to complete inspections and risk assessments.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is aimed at construction workers, but it is suitable for anyone that works at heights, as it provides the correct handlings and limitations of ladders.
What are the main points covered?
The course covers the many aspects of ladder usage, from setting up to safe storage, risk assessments and record findings.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Ladder Awareness Course Outline
- Knowledge of health and safety legislation and regulations.
- How to set up a ladder correctly.
- Safe storage.
- Types of ladders and their uses.
- Selecting equipment suitable for the task at hand.
- Risk assessments.
- Identify hazards and accident prevention.
- Pre-use and inspections of equipment.
- Recording findings.
Ladder Awareness FAQs
Why do I need to learn how to use a ladder?
Falls from height are one of the most common causes of injury at work. They pose risks of personal injury but also to those in the nearby vicinity – such as co-workers or members of the public.
Who is this Ladder Awareness course for?
The course is relevant to anyone where their job may require them to occasionally or regularly use a ladder to work at height. It includes anyone involved in minor roof work, window cleaning, unloading vehicle, machine maintenance, gutter cleaning, and solar panel installation.
Is a stepladder different from a regular ladder?
Yes. Stepladders consists of two ladders joined together with a hinge at the top. It can support itself without needing to be leaned against something, whilst a ladder needs to lean against a wall or other flat surface for support to use it. It is important to take part in this course, regardless of which type of ladder you use.
What will I learn in this course?
Candidates on this course will learn how to conduct risk assessments relating to working at height, identify hazards, record findings and monitor progress — aimed primarily at those routinely using ladders it discusses the consequences of a fall and how to safely use relevant equipment.