This course is aimed at personnel who use portable leaning ladders and roof 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 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 TETRA Certificate and Photo ID card which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.
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.
- Understand the difference between the fall arrest/ restraint and the importance of correct anchorage.
- Understand method for fitting, usage and inspection of equipment specified for this course.
- Outline the access procedures for portable ladder usage including pitched roof working.
- Outline the main hazards of roof working.
- Completion of practical exercises using and fitting equipment and securing the ladder.
- Conducting a practical ladder exercise at a height of approximately 6 metres.
- (This height is given for guidance only. It does not place an absolute limit on the activities of trainees following a course).
- Conducting a practical ladder exercise demonstration the equipment transfer methods when accessing a pitched roof.
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"Very helpful and easy to understand, would highly recommend the course. The instructor was a very nice guy"
- Adem Araisan
"Great efficient course! A+"
- Khalid Benlmkadem
"I enjoyed the it and learnt a lot on the course. The system looked complicated to begin with, but once everything was explained, it was pretty simple"
- Paul Smith
"The course was good for anyone using ladders. The system is handy as it will allow me to carry out my duties a lot easier without having to hold the ladder all the time. The practical gave me the confidence to move from a ladder to the roof ladder too"
- Liam Pagnell
"Good course and very friendly instructor. The booking process was easy and the girls on the phone were helpful. I bought the kit along with the course which I would recommend"
- Duncan Merrick