Check you’re taking the right steps

The Association has a number of publications designed to encourage and promote safety and best practice when using ladders and stepladders for working at height.

Check you’re taking the right steps

Code of Practice

Completely revised and updated in 2010, the Association’s new 40-page Code of Practice contains a wealth of information for ladder users and employers alike. The code covers everything from the Work at Height Regulations and managing risk, to ladder selection, safe use and inspection.

The code contains a foreword from the HSE welcoming the Association’s contribution to helping minimise and avoid falls from height. More information can be found here.

Risk Assessment Card

Providing risk assessment guidelines for the use of ladders and stepladders ‘post selection’, the card addresses the most common hazards including overreaching, sideways loading and losing balance. Ideal for anyone engaged in cleaning, maintenance, painting, decorating, ceiling and electrical work, plumbing, etc. More information here[link].

Record of Inspection

Simple and easy to use, the record of inspection provides a visual record of the inspection status of a ladder or stepladder in line with the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations (WAHR). More information here[link].

LadderCard Poster

A poster promoting the need for professional training for anyone using ladders and stepladders. Directs readers to the Ladder Association’s nationwide network of approved and authorised training providers. More information here[link].


Our list of ten things you need to know about ladders, how to keep them in good working order, and how to apply the Ladder Association’s STEP methodology are just three of the updated sections in the association’s 12-page LadderBook sponsored by HSS Training. Download a free PDF copy here.

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