Ladder safety

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This ladder safety course is perfect for people who carry out tasks on ladders or stepladders. You will explore why ladders are dangerous and look at the hazards that are associated with their use. You will also look at correct procedures to ensure ladders are used safely.

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Course Description

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All about this course

In this ladder safety course, we will be looking at the job roles and industries that use ladders and stepladders. We will look at the legislation that surround working at height and the use of ladders and stepladders. We will explore the requirements of The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR) 2013 in relation to accidents and injuries involving ladders and stepladders. We will explore the steps of a risk assessment and why it is important to carry out a risk assessment. Finally, we will look at what should be considered in an emergency rescue plan.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to ladder safety – In our first unit we will look at some of the consequences, as result of accidents involving ladders and stepladders. We will also look at statistics relating to falls from height, ladders and stepladders.
  • Unit 2 – Key legal requirements and responsibilities – This unit will explore the different legislations that apply to work at height on ladders and stepladders and what the requirement of each legislation are.
  • Unit 3 – Identifying, assessing and controlling risks – In this unit we will explore what a risk assessment is and look at the meaning of hazard and risk. We will explore the steps of a risk assessment, as well as considering why a risk assessment is so important.
  • Unit 4 – Safety aspects for consideration – This unit will consider how to chose the correct ladder and the consequences of choosing the incorrect ladder. We will also explore the requirements for ladder maintenance.
  • Unit 5 – Ladder use – In this unit we will look at the hazards of handling and carrying ladders. We will also look at the precautions that can be put in place. We will finish off with looking at some of the ‘Do’s’ and Don’ts’ of working with ladders.
  • Unit 6 – Training and safety equipment – This unit will look at ladder and stepladder training in further detail. We will also look at what PPE is and the types that are used for working on ladders and stepladders.
Kloeckner Metals Training

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“We have used CPD online for a while now, the courses are great and the cost is too! CPD helps us to ensure our employees are trained in specific areas, whilst giving the student the flexibility of learning at their own pace.”

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Kloeckner Metals

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Ladder safety course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Ladder safety course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Ladder safety course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Ladder safety
Ladder safety
£20 + VAT