Ladders and Stepladders



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

Description:

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.

Course Aims:

To train and assess individuals to manage and maintain their own and their co-workers safety while working at height, and to be able to act effectively in an emergency.

Ladders and Stepladders

The only way to reach the mountain of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights

(Zig Ziglar)

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks and hierarchy of control
  • An understanding of planning your work at height
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work at height
  • Anchor requirements
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE, ladders and stepladders

The course covers:

  • Regulations, hazards, risks and hierarchy of control
  • An understanding of planning your work at height
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work at height
  • Anchor requirements
  • Inspection, care and maintenance of PPE, ladders and stepladders

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Assess and suitably restrain a ladder
  • Be able set up, pitch, climb, work from and lower a ladder
  • Assess the hazards, risk assess and if appropriate, use the right ladder, stepladder or platform for the task
  • Know the correct terms, standards, and be able to inspect equipment to work temporarily at height

So what does this mean?

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.

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Examples of Ladder and Stepladder training needs:

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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!

(Don’t they?)

Ladders and Stepladders


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.

Ladders and Stepladders


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…

Some of the industries we've helped with Ladders and Stepladders training:

• Maintenance or facilities management teams • Electrical engineering • Mechanical engineering

• Telecoms • Construction workers

Bolt Ons

Other training courses which may be of interest as a bolt on to this course:

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Ladders and Stepladders Equipment

In addition to the training, you need the right access and rescue equipment.

Accessing, working and rescuing casualties – you need the right gear.

We supply individual items, kits as well as build bespoke packs.

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