Fixed Ladder Training

Fixed Ladder Training Course

This training course will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to correctly access a fixed ladder onto a working platform using personal fall protection equipment that allows the user to access safely in accordance with the work at height regulations.

Duration: Full day.

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

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Under the Work at Height Regulations 2005, every person using a fixed ladder has a duty of care to both themselves and others to know and understand the practical implications of working safely at height.

This fixed ladder training course has been developed to train those with the responsibility of inspection, access, egress, and maintenance of a fixed ladder.

Industries that we train for this course vary from general maintenance to offshore, wind-turbine, and anyone else who uses a fixed ladder as a means of access, work position and egress.

This course will train delegates to climb a fixed (hooped ladder) safely maintaining 3 points of contact always using if required a fall arrest system that has been developed for fixed ladder access.

Companies will benefit from knowing that your employees will have received training off the highest standard and that as long as they follow the procedures as demonstrated on this course, they will be competent to work at height on a fixed ladder.


Course Aims and Objectives

Delegates will gain an understanding of current legislation in accordance with the law.

Be able to carry out a pre-use inspection, and, most importantly, use the fixed ladder in accordance with current approved safety methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

Learn how to use personal fall protection equipment which will reduce the risk of falling at height when accessing a fixed ladder in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Fixed ladder standards.
  • Current legislation relevant to working at height.
  • Understanding ACOP – SOP – Method statement.
  • PPE requirements when working at height using a fixed ladder.
  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to use a fixed ladder.
  • Safe access procedures, including use of personal fall arrest and/or fall restraint protective equipment.
  • Hazard and risk analysis when working at height using a fixed ladder.
  • Rescue provisions in accordance with work at height regulations 2005.
  • How to visually inspect your fixed ladder and look for signs of damage before and after use.
  • Maintenance and recording procedure as per recommendation under the PUWER Regulations 1998.
  • Practical participation from course delegates using personal fall protection equipment.
  • Provision of rescue as per work at height regulations.


This Fixed Ladder Training Course is accredited through CPD (Continuous Professional Development) under the banner of Apple Group Training.

Delegates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate that can be used as evidence of continuous professional development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based nationwide, although previous experience has taught us that majority of our clients prefer a live scenario on site.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site.

We can come to you.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 20 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries.

Our trainers deliver easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in fixed ladder access and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
All our ladder training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.

Experienced Trainers
We have over 20 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.

Tailored to You
Our ladder training courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.

Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

We can come to you.

Our 5* Reviews

Richard has a wealth of knowledge on al types of ladder. The majority of fixed hooped ladders that we have on site are used on a daily basis. The training we received was excellent.

Adam Marsland

Brilliant course, the training that we received included access of a fixed ladder but as a bonus we used our own rescue at height equipment that we have onsite.

Tim Holt
“Fantastic training made interesting and enjoyable”
Andrew Cross

Very informative, highly recommended.

Craig Moseley

Not the first time that Richard has been to site, the training as expected was of the highest standard, thank you.

Philip Grimwood

Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our fixed ladder training course, contact our head office on 0113 257 3222,, or fill in the enquiry form below.

For a more detailed quote on costs, group bookings, individual open courses, or Train the Trainer courses, please contact us. 

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    Additional Resources

    Working at height: a brief guide