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Safe Use of Portable Ladders Training - For Users

Course Details

Course Overview

Line drawing of man carrying ladderThis course covers pre-use checks, setting up and safely using Ladders and Step Ladders.

If required, we can also add an additional 'hands-on' exercise covering risk assessment and ladder inspection using the Ladder Safety Document Set - this will add approximately 2 hours to the course.

Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone who uses supervises or manages the use of ladders and step ladders in the workplace.

How Many Per Course

Maximum 10 people.

  • Legislation
  • Standards
  • Types of Ladder
  • Inspection of Ladders
  • Ladder Defects
  • Carrying and Positioning Ladders
  • Securing Ladders
  • Step Ladders
  • Maintenance and Storage
  • Accident Awareness
  • Practical Sessions (subject to availability of suitable equipment & space):
    1. Pre-use  Inspection
    2. Set-up, secure & climb
  • Theory test paper (pass/fail)
  • Review & close

A half day training course (typically 8.30am – 12.30pm).

Courses held at our training centres include free hot and cold drinks, and free parking.

You will need to bring suitable PPE including safety footwear, a hard hat, and a hi-visibility vest or coat. Warm clothing should also be brought in cold weather.

PLEASE NOTE: You may be refused entry onto the course practical if you do not have the appropriate PPE.

Successful candidates will receive a Kingfisher certificate of competence,  valid for 5 years.

This course is run in English. Anyone attending this course must be able to read and understand safety notices, course literature, test questions and answers, verbal instructions and manufacturer’s technical literature.

They should also be reasonably fit and in good health, with no uncorrected issues likely to endanger or hinder themselves, or anyone else at the training venue.

Ladders and Steps Training - Safe Use of Portable Ladders - Users Course Dates

Date Location Places Comments Price From  
Fri 23/12/22
Start Time:
08:00 ( Induction 7:45)
End Time:
London/Essex 10 Ladder User Course (Refreshments provided) £110.00 Book