Course Description

This short course provides a detailed exploration into ladder safety.

The course begins with a look at the laws that govern ladder safety, before moving on to explain how to check a ladder, and what a competent person looks at during a ladder inspection. This is followed by a study of the different types of ladders you may come across in your role, and how they must be used. Next, the course covers when and where a ladder can be used, and how it needs to be secured for use, before finishing with a look at some common ladder mistakes.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what Laws govern ladder safety
  • Learn about the different ladder types
  • Have an understanding on how to check a ladder safely at work and ladder inspections
  • When and where to use a ladder and securing Ladders for use
  • And finally, have a understanding about some common mistakes when using ladders

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all industries and individuals that use ladders. This could include site supervisors or managers.


Understanding the risks and how to protect yourself when using ladders will ensure you handle and work with them safely.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

For those needing further safety in training, courses such as Working at Heights, Working Safely and PPE should be completed alongside this one.
For Supervisors that want to continue to enhance their skills, a course such as Introduction to Risk Assessment would make great next steps.

Module NumberModule NamePass % Required
1What Laws Govern Ladder Safety?70
2How to Check a Ladder Safely at Work and Ladder Inspections70
3Different Ladder Types70
4When and Where to Use a Ladder and Securing Your Ladder for Use70
5Common Mistakes When Using Ladders70

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


40 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).


Prices exclude VAT – price reduction includes multiple users across multiple courses.