Ladder Safety Online Course

Ladder Safety Online Course

2 Hours2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Reduce the chance of workplace accidents by learning the basics of ladder safety. Developed by heath and safety professionals, this 2-hour online ladder safety course will teach you how to choose the right ladder and set it up correctly, and make sure you always follow health and safety guidelines.

A comprehensive introduction to ladder safety, you’ll learn how to carry out a risk assessment and relevant safety checks before using a ladder. You’ll also understand essential health and safety legislation, enabling you to perform tasks safely and with more confidence.


By the end of this 2-hour eLearning course, you will:

  • Understand the importance of working safely with ladders
  • Explain the legal requirements of ladder safety
  • Know who is legally allowed to use ladders in the workplace
  • Identify the various responsibilities of people in the workplace
  • Successfully carry out a ladder risk assessment
  • Be able to perform a pre-use inspection
  • Recommend suitable maintenance, repair and safe storage for ladders
  • Understand detailed visual inspections
  • Identify safety procedures for ladders and stepladders
  • Explain the process of set up, stabilising, working on and transporting ladders


This online course covers the following topic areas:

  • The importance of ladder safety
  • Who is at risk?
  • The responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
  • The Health and Safety Executive
  • Reporting accidents and injuries
  • Risk assessments – what are they, and who should carry them out?
  • The four steps of a risk assessment
  • Reviewing and updating risk assessments
  • Inspecting and maintaining ladders in the workplace
  • Storing ladders safely at work
  • How to choose a ladder or stepladder
  • Setting up and securing a ladder
  • Safe ladder-handling techniques
  • Ladder extensions, ascending ladders and descending ladders
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and working safely on ladders


At the end of this course, you will take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

If you use a ladder or stepladder as part of your job, this online ladder safety course in ladder safety is for you. No prerequisites are required, as this course comprises the basics of ladder safety, suitable for all employees.

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