Health and Safety Training - Half Day Ladder Safety Training Course

Working on any type of ladder/stepladder to do even the most simple of tasks can be hazardous. This course helps identify typical hazards, looks at essential care and maintenance checks as well as pre-use checks and also the general safe use of typical types of ladder.

Ladders accounted for 14 fatalities per year to workers (averaged over 6 years) 60% of those killed or seriously injured had fallen from below head height. This is simply a number that is recorded being taken from workplace statistics, many more incidents are occurring in the home; however our legal obligations dictate that it is in the workplace that we must safeguard our employees.

With 1226 (more than 100 a month) Major injuries, falls from ladders and stepladders account for almost a third of all injuries and cost the UK economy around £60 million each year.

Who should attend?
Those people who are involved or could be involved with the use of ladders (including step ladders) as part of their work routine.

Aims and objectives of the course:
To introduce delegates to the hazards of using ladders / stepladders in the workplace and the safe precautions to be taken when using such work equipment.

At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of Legislation and regulations affecting work at height.
  • Understand Product standards and classifications for ladders and stepladders.
  • Know Hazards affecting the use of ladders and stepladders.

Course Content:

  • Appreciation of the requirements of UK legislation
  • Secure leaning ladders & usage of the correct ladder attachments
  • Identify the hazards and risks when working from ladders and steps
  • Access procedure for portable ladders and step ladders
  • The importance of correct personal protection equipment
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Understand the method of correct fitting, usage & inspection of fall protection equipment specified for this course
  • Storage methods
  • Visually inspect ladders & stepladders for damage before and after use
  • Practical demonstration of equipment

Duration of Course:
The course runs over a ½ Day period and is up to 4 hours depending on the number of delegates attending the course.

Maximum Participants:
To ensure that all delegates receive the maximum benefit from our training courses, delegate places are limited to 12 per course.

Instructor:
The instructor for this course will be a certified instructor with over 12 years’ experience in Health & Safety related training.
Instructors are periodically assessed by our own quality control assessor, the client should be aware of this quality control assessment could be carried out without prior notice being given to the client.

Equipment required:
This course requires a training area/room with the facilities to comfortably accommodate the maximum number of delegates. The delegates will require a table and equipment to make notes and the instructor needs power and a place to show a presentation. The area needs to be big enough for demonstration purposes as well.

Assessment:
Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical or some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates.

Certificate:
All delegates that succeed with the course will receive an A4 certificate of attendance that will be valid for 3 years.

Previous Delegate Response:
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  • "AM Safety Specialists were recommended to Getronics by our own H & S Manager and successfully delivered in all areas ensuring our principal contractor completed the project in a timely manner and without issue. We fully recommend AM Safety Specialists Ltd, they removed the pain element out of the red tape brought about by the 2007 CDM regulations"

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  • "AM Safety Specialists were recommended to Getronics by our own H & S Manager and successfully delivered in all areas ensuring our principal contractor completed the project in a timely manner and without issue. We fully recommend AM Safety Specialists Ltd, they removed the pain element out of the red tape brought about by the 2007 CDM regulations"

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  • "AM Safety Specialists were recommended to Getronics by our own H & S Manager and successfully delivered in all areas ensuring our principal contractor completed the project in a timely manner and without issue. We fully recommend AM Safety Specialists Ltd, they removed the pain element out of the red tape brought about by the 2007 CDM regulations"

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Course Price:

  • Individual Delegates: £60.00
  • Closed Course: £400.00

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