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LADDER ASSOCIATION COURSES: Ladder & Stepladders Inspection

Course Title:

Ladder & Stepladders Inspection


Minimum of 4 hours

Who will benefit from this course?:

Those whose duty is to inspect and maintain ladders & stepladders in their workplace

Learning Objectives:

Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to inspect a ladder or stepladder
  • Record finding & recommend action to be taken if faults are found
  • Accurately record details of ladders & stepladders

They will have an understanding of:


The course is planned to run over a minimum or 4 hours

Training Activity

  • Slide led – trainer providing information and asking questions
  • A group exercise on inspections & hazard analysis
  • An individual questionnaire on inspection of Ladders & Stepladders

Assessment Process
There are assessment activities:


Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%


Suitable head / footwear and gloves during the practical session

Course Content :

Current Legislation, Code of Practice, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height

Trainer /delegate ratio:

Maximum of 1:8

Venue Requirements:

A suitable classroom and practical area to accommodate 8 delegates for the theory and assessment sessions

Supporting Documents:

Ladder Association summary notes for each delegate

Award :

A Ladder Association certificate and LadderCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend the course which has a five year validity period

Literacy, fitness & Health:

Delegates must be numerate, literate and have a good command of English. They should be fit and capable of lifting, carrying and manoeuvring ladders and stepladders during the inspection process

Qualifications & Experience:

Must hold a valid Ladder Association Users certificate and LadderCard to attend this course