Ladder Association Course: Ladders & Stepladders Combined User and Inspection

Course Title:

Ladders & Stepladders Combined User and Inspection


Minimum of 7 hours

Who will benefit from this course?:

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

Learning Objectives:

Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to use a ladder or stepladder
  • Correctly locate and safely use ladders & stepladders

They will have an understanding of:

  • What they need to know about the law and standards relating to ladders & stepladders
  • Hazards in the use of ladders & stepladders
  • Storage & handling of ladders & stepladders
  • 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


The course is planned to run over a minimum of 7 hours

Training Activity

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

Assessment Process

There are assessment activities:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Ladder / Stepladders fault finding
  3. Carrying, positioning ladders & stepladders


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


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:

None required

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01792 796 666