½ Day Ladder Safety & Inspection Training Courses in Bristol
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Ladders & Steps Training


Delegates receive a Training Societi A4 Certificate and a Photo ID card valid for 5 yrs.

½ day · 1pm to 4:30pm

£80.00 + 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 open up a private course or organise training at your site from 4 to 12 delegates.


Ladders may look simple and many operators think common sense will get them by – but statistically the inappropriate or incorrect use of ladders and stepladders have contributed to an average of 14 deaths and 1,200 major injuries each year in the UK, and £££ worth of fines for companies relying on ‘common sense alone’.

Course includes:

  • Health & Safety Laws & Regulations – understanding your legal duty under the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • The responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • 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 & 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
  • All the above is intermingled with practical sessions
  • Test paper/questions/ handouts & review

Who Needs Ladders & Steps Training

Current users of ladders and steps; also their 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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1660bristolWed 07 Nov 2018.5St Annes – Bristol – BS4£80.00 + 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 Training 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