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Working at height accounts for a significant amount of serious injuries and fatal accidents across the UK every year with at least a third of all fall injuries involving ladders. Whilst you don’t need a formal qualification to use a ladder, you must be competent. This basic ladder awareness course will aid both employers and employees in better complying with the working at height regulations 2005 (WAHR 2005 which is aimed to reduce injuries and fatalities whilst using a ladder). These regulations put legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise the level of risk and hazards associated with working at height. You can download a leaflet about this course here.

Basic Ladder Awareness     Basic Ladder Awareness

This course covers:

An introduction to ladder safety

The working at height regulations 2005

The legal responsibilities of employers and employees

Safely using a ladder

Understanding hazards, good practice and control measures

Choosing appropriate equipment

 

Training outcomes:

Understand the legislation regarding working at height and the safe use of ladders

Know how to carry out a risk assessment

Understand the best practice and control measures for ladder safety

Learn the importance of pre-use checks, maintenance and safe storage and handling

Have knowledge of responsibilities under the Work at Height Regulations 2005

You do not require any previous training before starting this e-learning course. It should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and will issue you with a certificate on the successful completion of the resulting exam.

To book this course, click here. basic ladder awareness