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Ladders and Stepladders for Users

Ladders and Stepladders for Users

Who will benefit from this course?

Those whose duty is to inspect and maintain ladders & stepladders in their workplace


Minimum of 4 hours 

Learning Objectives       

Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to inspect a ladder or stepladder
  • Record finding & recommend action to be taken if faults are found
  • Accurately record details of ladders & stepladders

They will have an understanding of:

  • What they need to know about the law and standards relating to ladders & stepladders
  • Storage & handling of ladders & stepladders

Training Activity

Slide led – trainer providing information and asking questions

A group exercise on inspections & hazard analysis

An individual questionnaire on inspection of Ladders & Stepladders

Assessment Process

There are assessment activities:

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Ladder / Stepladders fault finding
  • Carrying, positioning ladders & stepladders


Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%

PPE: Suitable head / footwear and gloves during the practical session

Course Content Current Legislation, Code of Practice, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height

Trainer / delegate ratio: Maximum of 1:8

Venue Requirements

A suitable classroom and practical area to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory and assessment sessions

Supporting Documents

Ladder Association summary notes for each delegate


A Ladder Association certificate and LadderCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend the course. This has a five-year validity period

Literacy, fitness & Health

Delegates must be numerate, literate and have a good command of English. They should be fit and capable of lifting, carrying and manoeuvring ladders and stepladders during the inspection process