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Ladder Safety – E-Learning

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These Ladder Safety e-learning course materials are intended for use by people that want to make e-learning an additional part of their learning and development offering.

The e-learning is very flexible and can be added to an organisation’s intranet or learning management system, ready to be used by their employees. The benefits are huge, and you only ever pay once for the package making it extremely cost effective.

We can also provide this e-learning course on a subscription model, whereby the course is hosted by us and you pay only per user. Please take a look at the payment options at the bottom of this page.

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What’s the course about?

Ladder Safety

Falls from a height accounted for 26% of all fatal injuries to workers over the last five years and a significant amount of these involved ladders and stepladders. Ladder incidents also account for a substantial number of non-fatal accidents.

To use a ladder, you need to be competent. A competent person is one who has sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to perform the task, or, if they are being trained, that they work under the supervision of somebody competent to do it.

If you are an employer, or you control work at height; for example, if you are a contractor or a factory owner, the work at height regulations apply to you. Working at height laws include ladder use and it is your responsibility to ensure that work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This makes ladder safety training a key requirement.

This Ladder Safety e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to effectively use ladders and help to ensure they avoid injury to themselves or others.

Who is it for?
  • Essential health and safety training for people in H&S roles
  • Critical training for people that are in roles that require the use of Ladders
  • Can be used as part of a wider health and safety programme
  • Generalist e-learning course for all managers of people that use Ladders
  • Perfect for employee induction processes
What does the course look like?

It’s an online e-learning course you can add to your own LMS, intranet or internet site

  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Containing five interactive modules
  • Blending text, graphics, images and videos
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with CPD certification including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo
Module 1 - Introduction to Ladder Safety
  • Establish why ladder safety is important
  • Review the four areas that are responsible for the majority of accidents involving ladders
  • Understand what ‘competent’ means in terms of a ladder user
  • Review an employer’s responsibility towards ladder safety
  • Review what employees must do in terms of ladder safety.
Module 2 - Legal Responsibilities
  • Explore some of the regulations which apply to working with ladders
  • Identify the role of the HSE
  • Review examples from the 10 requirements for ladders
  • Follow a case study example of an accident which would need to be reported
  • Identify what the terms, ‘undesired circumstances’ and ‘dangerous occurrences’ mean in the context of health and safety
  • Establish why all accidents should be recorded.
Module 3 - Risk Assessment
  • Review the four steps in a risk assessment
  • Explore examples of factors which can increase risks when using a ladder
  • Identify the process of; avoid, prevent and minimise
  • Understand who can carry out a risk assessment
  • Define what responsibilities workers have with respect to risk assessments.
Module 4 - Using Ladders Safely
  • Describe the different types of ladders that are in common use
  • Review how ladders are classified and the different uses (Industrial, Commercial, Trade and Domestic.)
  • Establish when you should check a ladder
  • Define how to safely place, erect (including extension ladders), secure, ascend and descend a ladder
  • Know how to use a ladder safely
  • Note different checks and precautions that are relevant to step ladders
  • Review precautions that could be taken to minimise the harm from a fall
  • Identify the PPE that could be used while working on a ladder
  • Establish what consideration should be taken when wearing PPE and working on a ladder (e.g. protective gloves should not impede dexterity).
Module 5 - Inspection, Maintenance and Storage
  • Understand what checks should be carried out to make sure a ladder is safe
  • Explore why it is important to handle ladders carefully and what should happen if one is damaged or impacted
  • Establish how ladders should be stored
  • State what should happen to a ladder if it is damaged.
Module 6 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo
Why buy this e-learning pack?
  • Practical courses – This course is designed to help your learners in the real business world, giving them practical skills that they can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
  • Interactive and engaging – Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep your participants engaged throughout.
  • Step-by-step learning – This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take your learners on an enjoyable learning journey.
  • Fully accredited – The CPD Verification Service accredit all our courses, so you can be sure our training materials are of the highest standard.

This e-learning course will help your learners establish the importance of the safe use of ladders. With this course:

  • Identify when ladders should be used
  • Understand responsibilities relating to ladder safety
  • Establish what the law requires regarding ladder safety
  • Know how to carry out risk assessments for ladders
  • Understanding the Personal Protective Equipment that should be used with ladders
  • Establish how to effectively use ladders to ensure safety
  • Identify how to store, maintain and inspect ladders
Technical details & LMS integration

To ensure maximum compatibility with the widest range of LMS’s, all our e-learning courses are SCORM conformant. By default, we provide courses in SCORM 1.2 format, but the following formats are also available on request: SCORM 2004, AICC and xAPI (formerly Tin Can). Please just purchase the course from this page as usual and then contact us to request this.

In simple terms, this means that our e-learning will work on any standard website or system.


E-Learning Alterations

Our e-learning products are always sold ‘white-label’ with no Trainer Bubble logos or references to our company.

We also understand that you may like to make alterations to the content. Whether it’s minor edits, larger alterations, adding of logos, or swapping images to better reflect your corporate identity – we can provide this change for a small fee, which is usually between £300 – £600.

If you would like to make the changes yourself, the source files can also be purchased. Please contact us for further details.

Please note: If there are future legal changes within this course, these can be altered by our team, free of charge.​

Legal updates

Future legal changes within this course can be altered by our team, free of charge.

This is a RoSPA Qualifications – Assured Course

RoSPA Qualifications Assured 2021

Purchase options

payment options

A. Standard (SCORM 1.2)

Simply purchase the e-learning course and add it to your own Learning Management System. You pay once and can use forever.

While our courses are provided in SCORM 1.2 format, the following formats are also available on request: SCORM 2004, AICC and xAPI (formerly Tin Can). Please just purchase the course from this page as usual and then contact us to request this.

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B. Standard with LMS (Learning Management System)

Don’t have an LMS? We can provide one for you. You pay for the course only once and then a yearly fee for the LMS.

Learn more about our LMS service.

C. Subscription

Fewer than 150 users and only one course required? It may pay to use our subscription model. You only pay for the users you have.

Learn more about our subscription model.

D. Resellers

Want to resell our e-learning courses? We have a model for this.

Contact us for more information.

Ladder Safety – E-Learning

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