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Ladders and Stepladders Combined User & Inspection Course

Delegates will be competent to:

  1. Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to use a ladder or stepladder
  2. Correctly locate and safely use ladders & stepladders

They will have an understanding of:

  1. What they need to know about the law and standards relating to ladders & stepladders
  2. Hazards in the use of ladders & stepladders
  3. Storage & handling of ladders & stepladders
  4. Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to inspect a ladder or stepladder
  5. Record finding & recommend action to be taken if faults are found
  6. Accurately record details of ladders & stepladders

Who will benefit from this Ladders and Stepladders Combined User & Inspection Course?

Those whose duty is to use, inspect and maintain ladders & stepladders in their workplace

Course Duration

The course is planned to run over a minimum of 7 hours

Training Activity

  • Slide led – trainer providing information and asking questions
  • A group exercise on inspections & hazard analysis
  • An individual questionnaire on using and inspection of Ladders & Stepladders

Assessment Process

There are assessment activities:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Ladder / Stepladders fault finding
  3. Carrying, positioning ladders & stepladders


Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment Required

Suitable head / footwear and gloves during the practical session

Ladder Association – Ladders and Stepladders Combined User & Inspection Course Content

  • Current Legislation
  • Code of Practice
  • Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height

Trainer to Delegate Ration

Maximum of 1:8

Supporting Documents

Ladder Association summary notes for each delegate

Ladder Association Award

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. This has a five year validity period.

Literacy, Fitness and Health Required to Attend the Course

Delegates must be numerate, literate and have a good command of English. They should be fit and capable of lifting, carrying and manoeuvring ladders and stepladders during the inspection process.

Qualifications and Experience Required

None required.

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