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Ladders and Stepladders Inspection

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Ladders and Stepladders Inspection


Course Title

Ladder & Stepladders Inspection

Course Overview – click here to download PDF.

Duration Minimum of 4 hours
Who will benefit from this course? Those whose duty is to inspect and maintain ladders & stepladders in their workplace
Learning Objectives

Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to inspect a ladder or stepladder
  • Record finding & recommend action to be taken if faults are found
  • Accurately record details of ladders & stepladders

They will have an understanding of:

  • What they need to know about the law and standards relating to ladders & stepladders
  • Storage & handling of ladders & stepladders
Method The course is planned to run over a minimum or 4 hours

Training Activity

  • Slide led – trainer providing information and asking questions
  • A group exercise on inspections & hazard analysis
  • An individual questionnaire on inspection of Ladders & Stepladders

Assessment Process
There are assessment activities:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Ladder / Stepladders fault finding
  3. Carrying, positioning ladders & stepladders
Assessment Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%
PPE Suitable head / footwear and gloves during the practical session
Course Content Current Legislation, Code of Practice, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height
Trainer /delegate ratio Maximum of 1:8
Venue Requirements A suitable classroom and practical area to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory and assessment sessions
Supporting Documents Ladder Association summary notes for each delegate
Award A Ladder Association certificate and LadderCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend the course. This has a five year validity period
Literacy, fitness & Health Delegates must be numerate, literate and have a good command of English. They should be fit and capable of lifting, carrying and manoeuvring ladders and stepladders during the inspection process
Qualifications & experience Must hold a valid Ladder Association Users certificate and LadderCard to attend this course