This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for use of stepladders and stools in the work place. There are no prerequisites required for this course although a working knowledge of ladders is an advantage.
Since the safe use of step ladders and stools 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 ladder user. In addition, delegates should be fit and capable of lifting and carrying ladders and step ladders.
Please note that delegates will be expected to work at height whilst climbing a stepladder for the practical, 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.
Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and best practice on a range of step ladders and stools and be able to carry out a pre-use inspection and most importantly use them safely, 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 carry out a fault finding exercise, carry, position and climb a step ladder and stool.
Successful delegates will receive a certificate and Photo ID card which will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of the course.
The course agenda includes how to:
- Assess and determine when it's appropriate to use stepladders & step stools.
- Correctly locate and safely use stepladders & step stools.
- Visually inspect stepladders and step stools for damage before and after use
They will have an understanding of:
- What they need to know about the law and standards relating to stepladders & step stools.
- Hazards in the use of stepladders & step stools.
- Storage & handling of stepladders and step stools.
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