Ladder Association Inspection Course

Duration 1/2 Day

You will be competent to:

  • Accurately record details of ladders
  • Identify component parts using industry standard naming conventions
  • Thoroughly inspect ladders and stepladders, and identify safety critical faults
  • Record your findings in accordance with statutory requirements (as outlined in PUWER ACOPS 163)
  • Recommend action to be taken if faults found

You will have an understanding of:

  • the relevant legislation and guidance and approved code of practice (ACOPS) governing the inspection of ladders and stepladders
  • The difference between pre-use and formal inspections
  • Common manufacturing processes used, and their implications for the cost-effectiveness of repairs
  • The difference between maintenance  and repairs and who is allowed to do them
  • the correct methods of disposal of equipment at the end of it's working life


Course Content

  • legal requirements and guidance
  • Initial inspection
  • Asset register
  • Inspection procedures
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintenance/repairs
  • Disposal
  • Theory and Practical Tests