Course code: LD1
Certificate valid for: 3 Years
Cost: (For up to 8 people) From £795 + VAT
Location: Element Safety (Sheffield) or on your site
Duration: 0.5 Days
Assessment method: Continuous
Training type: 50% Theory, 50% Practical
Available as a 0.25 day bolt-on for £50 + VAT to selected confined space or height courses
If the task simply cannot be done from the ground and may need short term, short duration work at height – it must still be planned and conducted safely.
Designed for anyone, with no previous experience, who requires the skills to access, secure themselves and safely work at height via a ladder, stepladder or low level platform – then this is for you.
This half day course will teach your team the relevant height legislation in an easily understandable way.
Choose the correct, reasonably practicable way and equipment for carrying out the task at height.
Assess, pitch, lower, climb, secure and work from the most appropriate ladder, stepladder or platform to do the job.
Essentially to learn practically – to be use the right equipment and work safer at height.
Stepladders are assumed to be simple, but is one of the leading causes of injury at height, and tragically one fatality at a company we have subsequently trained.
They are easily misused, overbalanced and damaged.
It’s just a stepladder, everyone knows how to use that!
Ladders are a simple, portable and suitable solution for the tasks my maintenance team undertake.
They are often the most suitable platform to carry out the job, but do the team know how use, secure and inspect a ladder? I’ve assessed the task, deemed the equipment suitable – but do the team know how to use it correctly?
It’s my job to ensure they do.
As the facilities manager, I’m responsible for the team’s day to day work.
Not just the job, but accessing the task, staying safe, lifting tools, moving machine parts and planning for rescue if something were to go wrong…
It’s my duty to step back and plan the whole job safely…
• Maintenance or facilities management teams • Electrical engineering • Mechanical engineering
• Telecoms • Construction workers
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If we can help you or your team with Ladders and Stepladders training, please just get in touch. Please reach out us via our contact us form – but if you would rather speak to us in person and have a chat first, then we are more than happy to take your call.