Ladder Association Ladder and Stepladder User Training

Ladder Association Ladders and Stepladders Combined User & Inspection (LALSC1)

Course Content

  • Ladders and component parts
  • Overview of legislation & regulations
  • Roles & responsibilities of employers & employees
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Standards & classifications
  • Planning & organising, selecting & using – STEP (Site > Task > Equipment > People) principles
  • Assessing risks
  • Inspection & records
  • Storage, handling & maintenance
  • Relevant legislation and guidance governing the inspection of Ladders and Stepladders
  • The difference between pre-use and formal inspections

> Inspection procedure

> Carrying out an inspection

> Frequency of inspections

> Recording inspections

> Advice on repairs & disposal procedures

  • Common manufacturing processes used, and their implications for the cost-effectiveness of repairs
  • The difference between maintenance and repairs and who is allowed to do them
  • The correct methods of disposal of equipment at the end of it’s working life

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Assess and determine when it is appropriate to use ladders & stepladders
  • Correctly locate and safely use ladders & stepladders
  • Visually inspect ladders & stepladders for damage before and after use
  • Legislation and regulations affecting work at height
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders & stepladders
  • Hazards affecting the use of ladders & stepladders

Delegates will be able to:

  • Inspect Ladders and Stepladders
  • Accurately record details of ladders and stepladders
  • Record findings (as outlined in PUWER ACOP 163)
  • Recommend action to be taken if faults found

Course Assessment

  • Theory – 30 Question multi-choice exam
  • Practical – S.T.E.P Assessment of a task, pre-use inspection, carrying & setting up a ladder & stepladder, completing the task, completing a formal inspection
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  • One Day
  • Maximum of 8 people
  • Training Academy or on-site
  • Ladder Association Certificate & LadderCard
  • Valid for 5 years
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