Course Aims

To provide delegates with the knowledge to select appropriate work at height equipment for a task, correctly locate and safely use ladders and stepladders, and inspect ladders and stepladders for damage.
Delegates will also be provided with an understanding of current relevant legislation in order to be able to thoroughly inspect ladders and stepladders, identifying safety critical faults and to record equipment details and inspections as outlined in PUWER.

Ladder and Stepladder Combi - User & Inspection

Who Attends

Operatives and supervisors who require the knowledge and practical skills to work safely with and inspect steps and ladders.

Course Content

Ladder & Stepladder User - AM

  • Aims and objectives
  • Introductions
  • Legislation and regulations affecting work at height
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders
  • Product standards and classifications for step ladders
  • Hazards affecting the use of ladders and step ladders
  • Assessing Risks
  • Standards & Classifications
  • Planning & Organising, Selecting & Using – STEP
  • Storage, Handling & Maintenance
  • Theory Test & Practical Assessments

 Ladder & Stepladder Inspection - PM

  • Legal requirements and guidance
  • Initial inspection
  • Asset register
  • Inspection procedures
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintenance / repairs
  • Disposal
  • Theory Test & Practical Assessments

Qualifications Obtained

Successful completion of this course will result in the issuing of a Ladder Association Ladder User’s ID card and Certificate of Training.

Ladder Association (LA) courses are delivered by HSS Training at LA accredited centres or on site.  HSS Training uses the Ladder Association name and associated logos (“the LA Marks”) as a member of IPAF and under licence from The Ladder Association. 

Entry Requirements

Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment Required:
• Hard hat
• Steel capped work boots
• High Viz Clothing
• Gloves

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  • Availability

    5 Places

  • Duration

    1 Day

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