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Basic Ladder Awareness

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This course looks at the Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) which were introduced in 2005, aimed to reduce injuries and fatalities whilst using ladders.

Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people.

Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions, and to co-operate with their employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with.

"As falls from ladders account for an average of 14 deaths per year (averaged over 6 years) anyone at work who uses or specifies the use of ladders needs adequate information and training so that they understand their limitations and safe use."

If you or your staff use ladders regularly then this course will guide you in setting up ladders correctly and to know how to carry out inspections and checks to your ladders.

Once a course has been purchased it will expire one calendar year from the day it is bought. When a user has passed and completed a main course, they will receive a certificate of achievement which lasts for three years; refresher course certificates will expire one calendar year from completion.

This course includes:

  • Introduction - Safety in the Selection and Use of Ladders
  • Legislation - Working at Heights Regulations 2005
  • Why are Movable Ladders Important at Work
  • Work at Height Regulations and Directive Key Requirements
  • Looking After Ladders and StepsSafe Activity
  • The Ladder Stability Hierarchy
  • Stepladder Stability
  • Safe Site
  • Safe User