Steps and Ladder Inspection course

Steps and Ladder Inspection Training Course

The steps and ladder inspection training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to inspect and record your findings in accordance with the provision on use of work equipment regulations (1998)

Duration: 6 hours

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

This course is for those who require knowledge on the inspection of steps and ladders in the workplace including hop-ups, combi-ladders, and podiums.

This ladder inspection training course will provide delegates with the correct understanding of the current legislation in order to be able to inspect access equipment, ladders, roof ladders, and stepladders.

Delegates will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to identify all critical faults and be able to complete a record of the equipment details and inspections as outlined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

Course Aims & Objectives

By completing this training course, you will learn:

How to accurately record the details of ladders and steps.

Identify the component parts of ladders and steps.

How to inspect ladders and stepladders and identify safety-critical faults.

Record your findings in accordance with the statutory requirements.

Recommend action to be taken if faults are found on the equipment.

Course Content

  • Legislation and regulations affecting inspection of steps and ladders.
  • Latest standards and classifications for ladders and stepladders.
  • Governing bodies and the responsibilities of the inspection of ladders and stepladders.
  • What is the difference between pre-use and formal inspections?.
  • The manufacturing processes used to determine the cost of repairs.
  • The difference between maintenance and repairs – who is authorised to complete this action?.
  • How to store ladders and stepladders safely.
  • How to correctly dispose of the equipment at the end of its working life.
  • Practical participation of course delegates completing an inspection of assorted steps and ladders.
  • Written assessment of your findings during the practical inspection.
  • Record keeping and evidence of competence.
  • Course summary.


This ladder step ladder inspection 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 may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, and Birmingham.

This training course can also be held at one of our 300 partner training centres nationwide.

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

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 ladder inspection training and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
All our 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 inspection 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

“Great training facilities and great instructor. Richard the training instructor is exceptional and his expertise and methods of training are second to none”

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“Been training with Richard from Apple Group, really good training. Would highly recommend.

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“Fantastic training made interesting and enjoyable”
Lewis Beeson

“Cracking trainer, very informative, highly recommended”

Robert Lee
“Richard was excellent and we really enjoyed the training. Thanks”
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Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our steps and ladder inspection training course.

We also provide train the trainer courses, this will allow the delegate to train fellow employees in the workplace to complete the task.

If you would like more information please complete the form below or call our head office on 0113 2573222.

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