6 h 3 Theory Practical Break Exam 1 h h h 30 h

Course Overview

With health and safety on the rise in the workplace, ladder use has declined in favour of ‘safer’ alternatives. The trade-off is these alternatives are often costly, time-consuming and prohibitive. But by utilising height safety equipment and stabilising techniques you’ll discover that ladders are a genuinely safe and incredibly convenient method of gaining short duration temporary access. Leading Edge's ladder safety course is designed to provide your team with comprehensive guidance on various ladder safety techniques.

Key Topics

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at any individual that uses a ladder to work at height. Every course is tailored to your unique working at height requirements. If you are looking for a more generic height safety course, our Basic Awareness course may be a suitable option.

  • Aftercare Access

  • Valid for 3 years

  • Recognised Certs & ID's

  • All Kit Provided

01 / ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

More than a ladder course.
Learn real height safety skills.

Unlike your average ladder course Leading Edge provides a hybrid of essential working at height techniques (harnesses training, restraint systems, anchorage devices) and a solid theoretical and practical understanding of all aspects of ladder use including hazard awareness, legislation, kit inspection, positioning, stabilising and climbing to giving a complete solution for you need to work safely with ladders.

Height ladder safety trainer demonstrating safe use of ladders and stepladders

02 / PRACTICAL PHASE

Test your skills.
In a real scenario.

The course concludes with a group practical session that tests your new skills in a live scenario where you’ll set up your combined ladder and height safety equipment in a variety of configurations, under the watchful eye of a professional instructor.

Man wearing ladder safety fall protection harness kit during height ladder safety course

03 / EQUIPMENT & WORK METHODS

Use the right gear.
The right way.

Understanding what equipment to use for short duration ladder work based on your access, scope of work and exposure to risk is essential for safety with ladders. You'll master how to select and use the appropriate height safety equipment and ladder stabilising gear to create a safe temporary system of work.

Worker wearing Ladder Safety Fall Protection Kit

04 / LADDER SAFETY EXPERTISE

Your passport to competence.

To be safe when working at height is more than just climbing a ladder. It's about fully understanding the risks, PPE selection and mechanics, stabilisation, ladder usage and best practices. This course gives you all the knowledge, awareness and practical skills to create a short duration, temporary work access solution.

leading edge van with fall protection equipment displayed

05 / COURSE EQUIPMENT

All kit provided.

We provide our own projector, screen, laptop, props, ladder and bags full of equipment to deliver theory lessons. We just need somewhere to teach. So, if you're booking a course on your site, don't forget to arrange a training room that can hold the appropriate number of people.

  • Theory Modules

  • 3 Hours

Foundations

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  • Course Objectives
  • Why we need height safety
  • Work At Height Statistics
  • Effects of Falling

Legislation

Learn More

  • WAH Reguations
  • HSE Guidance
  • Codes of Practise
  • British Standards

Ladder Definitions

Learn More

  • Ladder Classification
  • Types of Ladders

Ladder Practices

Learn More

  • Principles of First Use
  • Accident Prevention
  • Good/Bad Practise
  • Safe Work Methods

Height Safety Equipment

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Lanyards
  • Restraint Systems
  • Connectors
  • Anhorage Devices
  • Application Suitability

Harness Training

Learn More

  • Harness Types
  • Effects of Falling
  • Limitations
  • Don a Harness

Ladder Devices

Learn More

  • Components
  • Accessories
  • Application Suitability

Kit Care

Learn More

  • Inspection Frequency
  • Product & Service Life
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Conformity

Ladder Stabilization

Learn More

  • Stabilization Principles
  • Components & Accessories
  • Single Securing Position
  • Application Suitability
  • Variable Securing Positioning

Exam

  • An independently marked multi-choice paper to test your knowledge.
  • Theory Modules

  • 3 Hours

Foundations

Learn More

  • Course Objectives
  • Why we need height safety
  • Work At Height Statistics
  • Effects of Falling

Height Safety Equipment

Learn More Mechanics, Usage & Best Practise

  • Lanyards
  • Restraint Systems
  • Connectors
  • Anhorage Devices
  • Application Suitability

Legislation

Learn More

  • WAH Reguations
  • HSE Guidance
  • Codes of Practise
  • British Standards

Harness Training

Learn More

  • Harness Types
  • Effects of Falling
  • Limitations
  • Don a Harness

Ladder Definitions

Learn More

  • Ladder Classification
  • Types of Ladders

Ladder Devices

Learn More

  • Components
  • Accessories
  • Application Suitability

Ladder Stabilization

Learn More

  • Stabilization Principles
  • Components & Accessories
  • Single Securing Position
  • Application Suitability
  • Variable Securing Positioning

Ladder Practices

Learn More

  • Principles of First Use
  • Accident Prevention
  • Good/Bad Practise
  • Safe Work Methods

Kit Care

Learn More

  • Inspection Frequency
  • Product & Service Life
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Conformity

Exam

  • An independently marked multi-choice paper to test your knowledge.
  • Practical Modules

  • 1 Hour

Harness Recap

  • A quick practical recap of correct harness use.

Climbing

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  • Equipment Pre-Use Check
  • Aided Climbing
  • Fixed Lanyards
  • Adjustable Lanyards
  • Restraint Systems

Ladder Prep

Learn More

  • Ladder PPE Attachment
  • Anchorage Slings
  • Restraint Systems
  • Securing Equipment
  • Pre-Use Checks

Positioning

Learn More

  • Locations Assessment
  • Work Place Conciderations
  • Placement & Positioning
  • Erecting a Ladder

Debrief

Learn More

  • Course Review
  • Questions & Answers
  • Group Photo

Stabilizing

Learn More

  • Selecting Components
  • Securing Anchorage
  • Rigging Stabilizing Equipment
  • Single & Variable Securing
  • System Checks
  • Practical Modules

  • 1 Hour

Harness Recap

  • A quick practical recap of correct harness use.

Climbing

Learn More

  • Equipment Pre-Use Check
  • Aided Climbing
  • Fixed Lanyards
  • Adjustable Lanyards
  • Restraint Systems

Ladder Prep

Learn More

  • Ladder PPE Attachment
  • Anchorage Slings
  • Restraint Systems
  • Securing Equipment
  • Pre-Use Checks

Positioning

Learn More

  • Locations Assessment
  • Work Place Conciderations
  • Placement & Positioning
  • Erecting a Ladder

Debrief

Learn More

  • Course Review
  • Questions & Answers
  • Group Photo

Stabilizing

Learn More

  • Selecting Components
  • Securing Anchorage
  • Rigging Stabilizing Equipment
  • Single & Variable Securing
  • System Checks

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