1 Day · Ladders & Steps Course · Bristol
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Ladders & Steps Course · 1 Day


Training Societi A4 Certificate and Photo ID Card valid for 5 yrs.

1 Day · 8:30am - 4:30pm

£150 + VAT per person

  • Extensive handouts
  • Lunch & refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Hire of equipment (Delegates are welcome to bring their own too if practical)
  • Free parking


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 12 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can open a private course or organise training on site from 4 to 12 delegates.


Falls from height are still the major cause of death and injury in the UK. We have found that 80% of our delegates have been issued the wrong type of safety harness and/or lanyard which would result in them having little or no protection against injury or worse.

This practical course aims to ensure that all buyers and users of Ladders & Steps understand which kit they should be using to offer full protection, and how to properly inspect kit.

Working at Height:

  • H&S Laws & Regulations – understanding your legal duty – Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of employees and employers
  • Definition of Work at Height
  • Basic 4 principles to planning work at height following HSE guidelines
  • Types of equipment available to minimise risk, and how to select the correct equipment for tasks
  • 5 steps to conducting and recording a Risk Assessment
  • Advice on how to collate Method Statements that employers can understand and easily follow
  • Preventative and protective control measures
  • Test paper/questions/ handouts and review

Ladders & Steps:

  • Determining if a ladder/step ladder is the right equipment to use using the 3 point ‘hierarchy of control’ risk assessment guide.
  • How to choose the right ladder/step ladder for the task
  • A step by step guide of carrying out pre-use inspections, how often these must be done & who is responsible for this
  • How to use the ladder/step ladder safely to minimise risk and sensible safety precautions
  • Storage, maintenance and keeping your kit safe and legal
  • The importance of issuing and using the correct PPE, and step by step guide of how to inspect it
  • How to select the correct equipment for the task

Who Needs Ladders & Steps Course · 1 Day

Essential training for anyone who works at height with the use of ladders and steps – i.e. anyone who leaves terra firma in their daily work duties.  Also highly recommended for supervisors, managers, appointed competent person whose duties include meeting Health & Safety Duties and Business Owners.


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

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