Ladder & Stepladder - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
Half day Ladder Association Certificate and LadderCard

Course Summary

Ladder Association Training courses are part of a national training scheme for users, supervisors and managers wanting to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to use ladders legally and safely.

They will give the candidates the required knowledge to allow them to assess and determine when it is appropriate to use ladders and stepladders, select appropriate equipment for the task, and understand the hazards related to the use of Ladders and Stepladders.

Course content is as follows:

  • Legislation and Regulations affecting work at height
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders
  • Product standards and classifications for step ladders
  • Hazards affecting the use of ladders and step ladders
  • The need for planning using the ?S.T.E.P’ format
  • Site
  • Task
  • Equipment
  • Personal
  • Operator’s Pre-Use Ladder Inspection
  • Correct Storage and Transport of Ladders

A Ladder Association certificate and LadderCard will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical assessment sessions at the level they attend the course which has a five year validity period.

Who is it for?

Those who frequently use ladders & stepladders in the course of their daily duties.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable head / footwear and gloves during the practical session.

Your skill level

No previous experience is neccessary.


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 extend 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.