Ladders, including leaning ladders and stepladders, are a sensible choice for low-risk jobs that don’t take a long time. But to avoid accidents, you need to use the right equipment in the correct way.
This course will explain when you can use a leaning ladder or stepladder, and how to select, transport and use them safely.
Ladder Safety covers the selection, checking, setting up, handling and use of ladders. It does this using a positive story of ladder use in the workplace to increase engagement, and using the mnemonic ‘JOLLY’ to support retention of the key learning objectives.
Lesson 2 looks at location-specific features ladder users need to be aware of, and provides advice on how to secure, store, handle, climb and work on a ladder. Illustrations and animations are used to explain how ladders fall, how to foot a ladder when there is no other means of securing it, and how to raise a long ladder from the ground.
The course does not cover the use of fall arrest systems.
This Ladder Safety Online Training course takes on average 45 minutes to complete.