Ladder Safety

Course Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1  Instructor: 10 trainees preferably in two groups of 5

Aim:  To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge of safety when using ladders.

Elements: The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

a. Responsibilities under the health and Safety Law

b. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

c. The Provisional Use Of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

d. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

e. The Work At Height Regulations 2005

f. Basic Ladder Safety

g. Records and Inspections

h. Personal Protective Equipment

Knowledge: On completion of training trainees will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-a. Responsibilities under the Health and safety Law and relevant statutory legislation

b. Common causes of Falls at Height

c. Organisation and Planning of Work at Height

d. Selection of Work Equipment for Work at Height

e. Inspection of Work Equipment

f. Safety when Using Ladders

g. Causes of falls from ladders

h. Precautions when using and selecting ladders

i. Basic Ladder Construction

j. Overlap on Extendable Ladders

k. Records and Inspections and Maintenance of ladders

l. Ladder Angles

m. Securing Ladders

n. Personal Protective Equipment

Skill:  On completion of training the trainees will be able to:-

a. Check and inspect ladders

b. Safely use ladders