Basic Ladder Awareness

Online Basic Ladder Awareness

The course is suitable for employeesof all levels,including full-time andpart-timeworkers, managers and supervisors who arerequired to use ladders or step ladders as part of their job role. The course is designed as an introduction to ladder safety an so no prerequisites are needed

What Does This Course Cover?

  • Introduction to ladder safety
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • Using a ladder safely

Training Outcomes

  • Understand the legislation relating to using ladders at work and working at height
  • Understand the best practice for using a ladder safely and learn the importance of pre-use inspections, maintenance, safe storage and safe handling
  • Knowledge of responsibilities in relation to Work at Height Regulations
  • Know how to undertake a risk assessment of the work activity


  • Safety in the Selection and Use of Ladders.
  • Working at Heights Regulations 2005
  • Why are Movable Ladders Important at Work.
  • Work at Height Regulations and Directive Key Requirements.

Test & Certification

At the end of the course you will be given a test of 20 multiple choice questions. The required pass rate is 85%. You will be able to download and print (if required) a digital certificate on completion of the course. Main course certificates last 3 years. (Refresher courses are available and recommended every 12 months).


Main Course: Approximately 20 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exam). Refresher Course: Approximately 20 minutes (excluding time taken for the final exam).