½ Day · Ladder Safety & Inspection Course · Bristol

Ladders & Steps · ½ Day


Training Societi A4 Certificate emailed with in 4 weeks of course completion.

Photo I.D cards and hard copies of certification can be provided for an additional fee.

½ day · 1pm - 4:30pm

£70 + VAT per person

  • Extensive handouts
  • Hire of equipment (delegates are also welcome to bring their own)
  • Refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Free parking
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed


  • 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 arrange a private course or organise training at your site for 4 - 12 delegates.


Ladders look simple and some operators think common sense alone will get them by… but statistically inappropriate / incorrect use of ladders and stepladders contributes to an average of 14 deaths and 1,200 major injuries every year in the UK, and hefty fines for companies relying on common sense alone.

Course includes:

  • H&S Laws & Regulations – understanding your legal duty under the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • 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 a task
  • Step by step guide of carrying out pre-use inspections, how often these must be done and who is responsible for them

  • How to use ladder/step-ladder safely to minimise risk – sensible safety precautions
  • Storage, maintenance and keeping kit safe and legal
  • Importance of issuing and using correct PPE, and step by step guide of how to inspect it
  • How to select the correct equipment for a task
  • Practical sessions throughout
  • Test paper/questions/ handouts and review

Who Needs Ladders & Steps · ½ Day

Current users, supervisors and managers, business owners and buyers of equipment.


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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1660bristolTue 18 Jun 20190.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£70.00 + VAT

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2660bristolTue 23 Jul 20190.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£70.00 + VAT

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5660bristolTue 22 Oct 20190.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£70.00 + VAT

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6660bristolTue 19 Nov 20190.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£70.00 + VAT

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6660bristolMon 09 Dec 20190.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£70.00 + VAT

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  1. Q: Are ladders banned by the HSE?

    A: No - this is a myth.  Ladders may be a suitable option for short duration work of a simple nature.  Longer work requires more suitable equipment.

Feedback on Ladders & Steps · ½ Day Course

Look more closely at existing scenarios and systems; great contents and "take away" info.

Marcus Bevan - Director

Aquaguard Roofing Solutions

I now have an idea of how working at heights and steps and ladders affect my job and my day to day tasks.

Nicholas Hucker - Mechanical Technician

University of Bristol

I have more knowledge of safe working procedures, good content.

Paul Woodward - Manager


Provides knowledge and gives food for thought on our procedures and policies, very well presented.

Rob Adams


I will have less risk of having an accident or injury when using ladders.

Matthew Heath - Maintenance Engineer

Bristol Lido

The course is well run with a good mix of clarity, real worl exmaples of it's necessity and friendlyness.

Christopher Beale - Learning Support Assistant