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Steps and Stepstools for Users

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Steps and Stepstools for Users


Course Title Steps and Stepstools for Users
Duration Minimum of 2.5 hours
Who will benefit from this course? For those who are infrequent users of stepladders and step stools in shops, offices, schools and the health sector
Learning Objectives Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to use stepladders & step stools
  • Correctly locate and safely use stepladders & step stools
  • Visually inspect stepladders and step stools for damage before and after use

They will have an understanding of:

  • What they need to know about the law and standards relating to
    stepladders & step stools
  • Hazards in the use of stepladders & step stools
  • Storage & handling of stepladders and step stools
Method The course is planned to run over a minimum or 2.5 hours
Training Activity

  • Slide led – trainer providing information and asking questions
  • A group exercise on Inspections and Hazard Analysis
  • An individual questionnaire on safe and effective use of Stepladders
  • and Step Stools

Assessment Process
There are 4 assessment activities:

  1. 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Step / Step Stool fault finding
  3. Hazard Analysis
  4. Carrying, positioning and stepping on to Steps and Step Stools


Assessment Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%
PPE Closed toe shoes, with good grip on the sole – no backless or high heel
shoes; no socks, stocking or bare feet
Ideal clothing:
– No loose tops
– Jeans / trousers for men and women
Course content Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height
Trainer / delegate ratio Maximum of 1:8
Venue requirements A suitable classroom to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory and
practical 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 which 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 stepping on to small steps, stepstools and dome type stools.
Qualifications & Experience No qualifications or experience are required for this course.