Ladder - Short duration work with Ladders - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
1 day

Course Summary

This course addresses the working at height requirements when using portable
ladders for short duration access.

We provide each candidate with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to safely use fall protection equipment with leaning ladders.

The course Includes:

  • An Appreciation of UK legislation including the Work at Height Regulations.
  • Understand the difference between 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.
  • Completion of practical exercises using, fitting equipment and securing the ladder.
  • Conducting a practical ladder exercise at a height of approximately 5 metres.
  • (This height is given for guidance only. It does not place an absolute limit on the activities of trainees following a course).
  • Self Rescue Awareness
  • Completion of a written assessment to confirm understanding of course content.

Successful candidates will be issued with certification valid for 3 years from date of course.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who requires to use a ladder for short duration work.

You will need

Each Candidate must attend with a level 1 ladder kit. All attendees must wear safety shoes and bring with them a hard hat with a chin strap.

Your skill level

No previous experience is required for this course.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can I rest a ladder against a window?

Window cleaners ladders with special rubber pads at the top of the ladder are the only ladders you should put up against a window. If you don’t have a window cleaners ladder, buy some Ladder Pads. However, you need to take care as your window may not take the combined weight of your ladder and you. Always, where possible, rest your ladder against something solid like a brick wall or, maybe, consider using a scaffold tower to give you greater freedom, without having to stretch or lean more than is safe to do so.

Do the Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) apply to DIY users?

No, the Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) only apply to industrial and trade users. However, the regulations do provide good practice that DIYers can follow, e.g., using ladder stand-offs and LadderMats to make your ladder more secure.

How far can I erxtend my double or triple extension ladder?

There should always be a minimum 3-rung overlap between sections for safety reasons.

How do I stop a ladder from slipping?

The safest way still is to get someone to ‘foot’ the ladder. However, if this is not practical, there is a huge range of safety mats such as the LadderMat or Ladder Stopper available. These mats give excellent grip on a range of surfaces, both level and uneven.