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Ladder Safety Awareness Online Course


This Ladder Safety Awareness Course is designed to improve workers awareness of ladder safety and the role they play in ladder safety.


This Ladder Safety Awareness Course is designed to improve workers awareness of ladder safety and the role they play in ladder safety.

Although the course makes reference to UK regulations, the information provided would be useful to anyone aiming to improve their knowledge of ladders, the associated risks and control measures that can be adopted.

  • Falls from height is the biggest cause of UK fatalities at work.
  • Between 2019 and 2020, the biggest cause of fatalities in the UK was working at height.
  • Companies have a legal duty to their employees and persons not in their employment with regard to ladder safety.
  • There is specific legislation concerning ladders' Laws that govern ladders and stepladders in the UK include:
    a) The Work at Height Regulations 2005
    b) The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - requirement for risk assessment under Regulation 3.
    c) The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 - requirement for inspection and maintenance.

Everyone involved with ladders at work should have a fundamental understanding of the following:
1 - To know what the law says about the use of ladders
2 - How to select the right ladder
3 - Knowing how to use ladders safely
4 - How to check and inspect ladders

Everyone who uses or supervises those work with ladders has a legal responsibility to manage the associated risks.
This Ladder Safety Awareness Course is predominantly designed around those who work in construction, but due to the universal use and similar hazards and risks with ladders it will suit anyone whose work involves ladders, including those in:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Facilities management
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Employees
  • DIY enthusiasts
  1. Introduction and guidance from your course tutor: Andrew Protheroe MSc MSc CMIOSH
  2. Free Downloads and Useful links to further information
  3. Module 1: Background (Work at Height in Construction)
  4. Module 2: The Law (what we need to know)
  5. Module 3: Ladder Selection (types and accessories)
  6. Module 4: Safe Use of Ladders (ladders and stepladders)
  7. Module 5: Checks and Inspection

IMPORTANT: This course is intended to furnish you with the knowledge to understand the risks and identify the control measures with regard to ladder safety.

Duration: Most people complete this course in around 1hr 30 minutes.

Certificate Expiry: Due to the low cost and speed at which this course can be undertaken, the certificate issued will expire 1 year from the date of successful completion.

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