Health and Safety

Safe use of Ladders and Steps


Open Course at our training centre £85 + Vat (See book a course)

Price of Course on-site or 5 or more: £450 + vat for up to 12 people

Duration of Course: 4 hours


Ladders are involved in more falls from height than any other kind of work equipment. Usually the accident could have been avoided and training is a key step in encouraging people to use them safely.

With wider knowledge and appreciation of the Working at Height Regulations, more sites and main contractors are insisting on seeing evidence of training in the safe use of ladders and steps. We can tailor this course to individual user's requirements.

Course Agenda:

  • Introduction 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Current Legislation on Ladders and usage 
  • Safety 
  • Is the ladder Strong Enough? 
  • Is the ladder Long Enough? 
  • Is the ladder Safe Enough? 
  • Reasons for Ladder Inspection 
  • Method of Ladder Inspection 
  • Ladder Inspection Demonstration 
  • Ladder and Steps Defects 
  • Correct Usage 
  • Risk Assessment and User Responsibilities 
  • Multiple Choice Test Paper 
  • Question and Answer Session


Updated to reflect the requirements of the Working at Heights Regulations this course gives an appreciation of the hazards, and measures required to control the risks associated with the use of Ladders and Step Ladders.

Course Duration: half day (4 hours)