Basic Ladder Awareness


Understanding how to use a ladder safely and carry out your work activity with care is essential for all types of workers. This course looks at the Work at Heights Regulations (WAHR) which is aimed to reduce injuries and fatalities whilst using a ladder.


Who the course is aimed at:

The course is suitable for employees of all levels, including full-time and part-time workers, managers and supervisors who are required to use ladders or step ladders as part of their job role. The course is designed as an introduction to ladder safety and so no prerequisites are needed.

What does the course cover:

Introduction to ladder safety

Legal Responsibilities

Risk assessment

Using a ladder safely

Training Outcomes:

Understand the legislation relating to using ladders at work and working at height

Know how to undertake a risk assessment of the work activity

Understand the best practice for using a ladder safely and learn the importance of pre-use inspections, maintenance, safe storage and safe handling

Have knowledge of responsibilities in relation to Work at Height Regulations.

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