Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

For anyone who may have to use ladders of any description at work, to include Hazards and pre-use checks, positioning and safe use.

The course will include:-

  • Identify all types of work where work at height is necessary
  • Assessing whether the work can be done without the need to work at height
  • Identify if other safer means of access can be used such as, a tower scaffolds or powered access such as a cherry picker or a scissor lift.
  • Identify the remaining work for which ladders can still be used.  Restrict this to short-duration, light-duty work based on a suitable assessment of the risks.
  • Consultation of method statements or risk assessments.

Plus procedures in place for:-

  • Choosing the right ladders for the job (length & strength)
  • Identifying each ladder so that you can keep track of it
  • Routine, recorded inspections of ladders and a procedure for withdrawing unsafe ladders from use
  • Secure storage away from sources of accidental damage
  • Providing adequate supervision by a competent persons.

Our training methods are powerpoint prestentation with hand outs.  Discussion throughout will be encouraged.  There will be questions and answers at the end of the course and a certificate of attendance.