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Safe Use and Inspection of Ladders

Course Snapshot

  • Max No. Delegates 12
  • Validity 36 Months
  • Price including cerficate £75.00

Additional Course Notes

Start date Duration Location Status Price Select
04/01/2019 - 12:30 0.5 Day Truro School FULL £75.00
09/01/2019 - 08:30 0.5 Day Plymouth AVAILABILITY £75.00 BOOK
15/01/2019 - 13:15 0.5 Day Plymouth AVAILABILITY £75.00 BOOK

Course Aims

To provide training in the safe use and inspection of ladders, the course is aimed at improving knowledge and enhancing ability to use the equipment safely in accordance with Working at Height Regulations 2005.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Awareness of current legislation
  • Understand the principles of risk assessments and the five steps
  • Understand the basic principles for the safe use of ladders, step ladders and fixed ladders
  •  Explain the functions of named parts
  •  Have the knowledge to identify various common defects of the ladders, step ladders and fixed  ladders
  •  Carry out routine inspections

Course Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if candidates had a basic understanding of work at height issues. Literacy and language comprehension are important requirements on all courses.
Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs

Course Content


  • Introduction and housekeeping
  • Aims and objectives
  • Definition of a competent person
  • Legal overview
  • Definition of working at heights
  • Defining a safe place of work
  • Identifying the various equipment on site and their principle uses
  • Common defects found with ladders, step ladders and fixed ladders
  • Practical element/the right equipment for the job
  • Storing equipment
  • Multi-choice question paper
  • Course review

Who will benefit

Safe Use and Inspection of Ladder Course is aimed at personnel who use any type of padder in their workplace and who are or will be responsible for formal inspection of Ladders and Step Ladders in the work place