Ladder Association Ladder and Step Ladder Inspection Course
The Ladder Association Ladder and Step Ladder Inspection Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours of instruction on this nationally recognised training scheme for those who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to formally inspect ladders and step ladders legally and safely.
The Ladder Association’s Ladder and Step Ladder Inspection Course has been written with the guidance from the UK’s leading experts on ladder manufacture, maintenance and safety, the Ladder Association scheme addresses all the issues raised by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and, more recently, the Work and Height Regulations 2005.
Prerequisite: Delegates must successfully complete the Ladder User course to attend this Inspection course.
Awarding Body: Ladder Association
Who Should Attend
The Ladder Association Ladder and Step Ladder Inspection Course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for formal inspection of Ladders and Step Ladders in the work place. There is a prerequisite required for this course that all trainees must have successfully completed the Ladder Association User’s Course.
What Will You Get From The Course
The aim of this course is to provide a nationally recognised inspection quailification for ladders and stepladders enabling users to:
- Accurately record details of laddersLadder and Step Ladder Inspection Course
- Identify component parts using industry standard naming conventions
- Thoroughly inspect ladders and stepladders, and identify safety critical faults
- Record your findings in accordance with statutory requirements (as outlined in PUWER ACOPs 163)
- Recommend action to be taken if faults found
Also have an understanding of:
- The relevant legislation and guidance and approved code of practice (ACOPs) governing the inspection of ladders and stepladders
- The difference between pre-use and formal inspections
- 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 its working life
Multiple Choice Test Paper and Practical Skills Assessment.
Each successful delegate will receive a Ladder Association Certificate of Competence and Photo ID Card (valid for 5 years).