Ladders and Stepladders Inspection

Ladders and Stepladders Inspection

Ladders and Stepladders Inspection

Duration: Minimum of 4 hours

Who will benefit from this course?

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

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

Method                The course is planned to run over a minimum or 4 hours


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

Assessment: 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

Award:  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

Qualifications & experience: Must hold a valid Ladder Association Users certificate and LadderCard to attend this course

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