Tetra Leaning Ladder Safety System Course

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Course Overview

This course is designed for individuals working from leaning ladders that have already been trained to use and inspect those ladders but are currently using them without any means to prevent a fall.

We aim to provide each candidate with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to safely use fall protection equipment with leaning ladders when accessing property elevations or structures. During this training candidates will be introduced to items of personal fall protection equipment that enables the individual to safely reach their working position maintaining 3 points of contact.

This training course combines theory and practical training methods to ensure delegates receive the information required in preparation for their assessment. Printed course material, practical demonstrations and hands on training will be conducted throughout the course.


  • Training and experience in the use of ladders including user inspection.
  • Each attendee requires a Tetra leaning ladder Kit, unless agreed by us prior to course date.
  • All attendees must be medically fit to attend and completion of a medical statement sheet is mandatory.
  • Delegates to be fluent in English.

The Tetra Leaning Ladder Safety System Course is aimed at delegates who are or will be responsible for the safe use of leaning ladders in the work place. This course is suitable for those who need to maintain three points of contact on a ladder while ascending/descending.

This course is aimed at personnel who use portable leaning ladders for short duration access, who have already been trained to use and inspect those ladders, but are currently operating without any means to prevent a fall. Knowledge and experience of safety harness use is an advantage.

Since the safe use of ladders and FPE requires that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any tower user.

Please note that delegates will be expected to work at height whilst climbing ladder and using the TETRA Safety System, so please ensure delegates are in good health and do not have a fear of heights that may preclude them from taking part in the practical assessment.

Delegates will require to prove previous training and experience in ladder use before attending this course.

All delegates attending must have a TETRA Safety Kit in order to take part in the practical assessment. This is a requirement of TETRA.

Delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and be able to use the TETRA Safety System effectively on leaning ladders, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

At the end of the theory session, delegates will take a short multiple choice test. If delegates successfully pass the test, they will then move onto the practical assessment, where they will have to work from a height of approximately 6m.

Successful delegates will receive a Kentec TETRA E-Certificate, valid for 3 years

Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and best practice on ladders and be able to carry out a pre-use inspect and most importantly use them safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The course includes:

  • An appreciation of UK legislation including the Work at Height Regulations.
  • Understanding the difference between fall arrest/work restraint and the importance of correct anchorage.
  • Understanding the method for fitting, usage & user inspection of equipment specified for this course.
  • Outline of the access procedures for portable leaning ladder usage.
  • Completion of practical exercises, fitting equipment and securing the ladder.
  • Conducting a practical ladder exercise at a height of approximately 6 metres (Guidance height only)
  • Self Rescue Awareness
  • Completion of a written assessment to confirm understanding of course content.

"Very good course, well presented. There was more information than expected"
- Mark Pearce

"Very relaxed environment felt at ease and made the course enjoyable"
- Louis Lake

"Enjoyable course. Would really recommend Kentec"
- Gary Martin

"James is a really good instructor, I learn a lot because he keeps it simple but also very informative"
- Alfie Martin

"Really Good informative day. Enjoyed it, trainer was really helpful"
- Ryan Wheeler