ladders and steps training course

Nationally Recognised (Accredited) Ladders & Steps Inspector

This is a nationally recognised course, which has been accredited by the British Ladder Association. It’s geared towards those with a responsibility to inspect, appropriately document and maintain ladders, steps and similar access equipment within their workplace. Candidates will ultimately be able to assess various situations and determine whether access equipment is appropriate for the job at hand. Additionally, they’ll be able to clearly record their findings, and have the skills and confidence to recommend further action on dealing with these faults if necessary.

NB: Candidates for this course must have passed our Nationally Recognised (Accredited) Ladders & Steps User Course (details above) before attending this inspector course.

Delegates will also learn:

  • How to accurately record details of ladders and steps
  • Understand what they need to know about safety law
  • Standards relating to ladders and steps
  • Potential hazards from the use of access equipment
  • Storage and handling

Inspector Course Schedule & Content:

  • Introduction
  • Legal Requirements & Legislation
  • Initial Inspection
  • Asset Register
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Manufacturing Techniques
  • Maintenance / Repairs
  • Disposal
  • Theory & Practical Tests
  • Question & Answers
  • Close


How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed using several formats. Firstly, instructors will deliver a lecture on the given topic – following this, you’ll be tested on the subject matter with a multiple choice exam. Then you’ll progress onto Practical Training, in which your instructor will take you through a full demonstration on the correct setup and use of the relevant equipment – after this, you’ll take a specific assessment on this topic too. This involves fault finding in ladders and steps, as well as the correct carrying and positioning of ladders and stepladders.

NB: For the Accredited Ladders & Steps Inspector Course, the pass mark for these assessments is 80%.

Should I bring anything with me to the course?

For our non-accredited Safe Use & Pre-Use Inspection Of Ladders & Steps Course, and our Accredited Ladders & Steps User Course: previous experience is not mandatory, but it’s always helpful to have a working knowledge of ladders and steps to form the basis of your understanding. However, it is important for you to be physically fit and able enough to carry out practical activities during the course.

However, for our Accredited Ladders & Steps Inspector Course, you will need to hold a valid Accredited Ladders & Steps User’s Certificate and Photocard ID to attend this course. Once again, you will also need to make sure that you’re physically fit and able enough to perform the practical tasks you’ll be assigned during the course.

Will I get a certificate on completion of the course?

Yes. All successful candidates will get a certificate on completion of the course. The length of their validity depends on whether or not the course is accredited.

For the non-accredited Safe Use & Pre-Use Inspection Of Ladders & Steps Course:

You will receive a certificate of training which will last for three years.

For both accredited Ladders & Steps courses:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and photocard ID which will both remain valid for 5 years

How long does the course last?

This is a Half-Day course, which means it will last no longer than 4 hours. This gives you the option of pairing it with another of our Half-Day Courses, so you can get the maximum benefit of our expertise in a single working day.

Amongst the other available Half-Day courses are:

How many candidates can you train in a single session?

For our non-accredited course (Safe Use & Pre-Use Inspection of Ladders & Steps), we can take a maximum of 12 candidates in a single session.

Meanwhile, for both of our accredited courses, we can take a maximum of 8 candidates at a time.

Where is the course held?

There are several options, depending on which is most preferable to you: candidates can attend our approved training centre, or we can carry out the training on-site at your premises. You can contact us to book your place on either by calling 01282 615517. Whatever the case, we can assure you that your operatives will receive the absolute highest standard of training.

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