Steps and Ladder Practical use and Awareness

Steps and Ladder Training Course

This training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to work at height when using steps or ladders in the workplace.

Duration: 6 hours

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

The Steps and Ladders training course is designed for anyone whose work involves the use of steps and ladders in the workplace.

This training course provides delegates with the correct understanding of the current legislation in order to be able to use ladders and stepladders, identify the hazards and risks when using steps or ladders as outlined in the Working at Height regulations 2005.

Delegates will benefit from knowing that you will have received training to the highest standard and that as long as you follow the procedures as shown on the training course, you will be competent in the use of steps, ladders.

This course is a mix of theory and practical with delegate participation on the correct set up procedures of steps and ladders.

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Course Aims & Objectives

To provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of the relevant legislation under the Work at Height Regulations (2005).

Train users how to use ladders, step ladders, and combination ladders in the workplace.

Course Content

  • What is the purpose of training (HSE Guidance)?
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Collective and individual measures – what is the difference?
  • How often should we inspect our steps and ladders?
  • Steps, ladders, and combi-ladder types and standards
  • What are the hazards and risks when using steps or a ladder?
  • Safe access and egress when using your steps and ladders
  • What are the three points of contact?
  • How to use your steps and ladders safely in accordance with the law
  • Ladder safety devices and their purpose
  • Practical assessment with group participation


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

Delegate successfully completing this steps and ladder 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 around the UK.

This training course can also be held at one of our 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.

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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 steps and ladder training and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
This training course is 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 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

The course was very useful and informative. The instructor was very engaging and insightful.

James Townsend

Training with Richard from Apple Group, really good course. Would highly recommend Apple Group

Dinu Paval

Brilliant training course.

David Robson

Good course, the course met all of my expectations, the training material provided and the practical element was very well organised.

Chris Rogers

This is the second time I have done this course in the last six years, what did open my eyes was the professionalism of the course instructor and his knowledge on the subject.

Lee New

Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our steps and ladder training course, get in touch today or fill in the enquiry form below.

For a more detailed quote on costs, group bookings, or train the trainer course, please contact us on the forms as below.

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