Ladder Awareness

  • Who Attends

    This Ladder Awareness training programme is designed for managers, supervisors and operatives, who may be involved with the management or use of ladders and/or step ladders as part of a work activity, for example, working at height.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with the knowledge and hands on experience which will enable compliance with relevant legal obligations associated with the work activities necessitating the use of this equipment.

  • Course Content

    • Current Health & Safety at Work Act.
    • Inspection and Registers.
    • Safe Systems of Work.
    • Component use and inspections to be carried out.
    • Toe boards and Handrails.
    • Current Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations.
    • Height to Base Ratio – Use of outriggers and stabilisers.
    • HSE GS31 – Ladders, Steps and trestle work platform.
    • Correct Ladder angle – Securing and storing ladders.
    • Assessment paper.
    • Practical section – Erection and dismantling of a mobile access tower.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an appropriate level of their understanding of the specific and other relevant legislation.

    • Summarise the relevant duties and responsibilities on persons involved in working at height in relation to:
    • Applying the avoidance hierarchy of control.
    • Competence and supervision.
    • Selection of appropriate methods and safe systems of work.
    • Protection of others who may be affected by the work activity.
    • Inspection of the workplace and equipment.

    • Adopt appropriate safety arrangements as specified in the regulation schedules when using equipment such as, ladders and/or stepladders.

    • Demonstrate their ability to carry out pre-use equipment inspection, ensuring it is safe for use and use the equipment in a safe manner.

    • Summarise the requirements for:
    • Planning and organising the work and provision of emergency arrangements.
    • Care, maintenance and certification and record keeping of the equipment.

  • Methods

    Classroom based tutorials with the use of DVD/Videos and group participation combined with practical exercises.

  • Additional Info

    Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of ID Cards.

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

    The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request). Practical exercises will not be experiencing falls of any kind. The delegate will not be deemed competent in rescue procedures.

    For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

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