Ladders and Steps Training

Aim of the course

According to Bureau of Labour Statistics data, ladder-related incidents led to more than 150 worker fatalities and more than 20,000 nonfatal injuries in 2017. With that said, it is very important that employees take action to ensure this statistic reduces. On OSHA’s annual Top 10 list of most cited violations for the past two years, ladder safety was ranked seventh, showing that ladder safety needs to change.

This course will ensure that ladder safety within the workplace is increased and all employees understand the effects of poor ladder and step safety, whilst ensuring their individual safety is maximised. Many industries require the use of ladders, yet many employers are not suitably trained to do so.

Course content

The ladders and steps safety course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of ladder safety and practices so they can perform tasks safely, whilst fully understanding the relevant health and safety legislations. The course will cover the following:

  • Introductions
  • Understanding the legislations for working at height
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders
  • Product standards and classifications for stepladders
  • Standards & Classifications
  • Planning & Organising, Selecting & Using – STEP
  • Storage, Handling & Maintenance
  • Theory Test & Practical Assessments

Who should take this course

Any person whose responsibility it is to work at height with a harness and lanyard system. All employers are expected to ensure that anyone involved in working with harness and lanyard systems is competent and has been trained fully. This course is suitable for many industries, for example:

  • Wind Turbine
  • Telecommunications
  • Scaffolding
  • Roofers
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Cleaning & Maintenance


To undertake this course, there is no preparation needed and all successful delegates will receive a TTS Certificate which is valid for three years.

To book onto this course, please either book below online or contact us on:

Tel: 01642 680497