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A STEP TOO FAR?

Part of the Ladder Association's ongoing 'Get a Grip' ladder safety initiative.

If it’s right to use a ladder, use the right ladder and get trained to use it safely.

Steve Booker, Chair of the Ladder Association Training Committee

Do you think ladder training is a step too far? We don't.

Whether you’re a regular or occasional ladder user, do you really know how to use them safely? Do you know when it’s right to use a ladder (and when it’s not), which ladder to use, how to store and inspect them, how to identify hazards when using ladders AND your legal obligations?

Upon completion of a Ladder Association training course, you’ll be awarded a LadderCard - which can help you to prove competence as required by the Work at Height Regulations.

WHICH LADDER TRAINING COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Ladders & Stepladders for Users

This is our main course for anyone who regularly uses ladders or stepladders as part of their daily work.

It consists of practical and theory assessments over at least four hours, and covers when and how to use a ladder, handling and storage, understanding the law, standards, and potential hazards.

Ladders & Stepladders Inspection

This course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for inspecting and maintaining ladders or stepladders in their workplace.

It is as comprehensive as the Ladder & Stepladder User course, and covers practical guidance on assessing the need for inspection, fault-finding and recommending actions, record keeping, as well as the law.

Steps and Step Stools for Users

A shorter course (minimum 2.5 hours), aimed at more occasional users of stepladders and step stools – those working in shops, offices, schools, hospitals and other sectors where using this equipment to access height is infrequent.

The course covers essential information in the safe use of ladders, ladder standards, hazards and the law.

N.B. Full day COMBINED Ladders & Stepladders User and Inspection courses are also available.

STILL NOT SURE YOU NEED LADDER TRAINING?

KNOW THE STATS - source: HSE

Fatal injuries in the workplace have remained level in recent years BUT falls from height is still one of the biggest causes.

Injuries are in the thousands, and while people might assume that they are not in much danger while working at low levels on a ladder, those falls can make up a large number of these injuries.

RIDDOR statistics released before the Work at Height Regulations 2005 showed that 60% of falls recorded were “low falls” from below head height...

The results of an injury can be devastating. One of the clearest ways of showing these results is to hear from someone first-hand...

Watch the powerful Jason Anker video >

Jason Anker MBE is an Ambassador of the No Falls Foundation , a ground-breaking new charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector. The charity was founded by PASMA and is supported by all eleven members of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) – including the Ladder Association.