The Ups & Downs of Ladder Safety

Animated online elearning including blended support materials - 15 minutes

iAM Learning


£24 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
1 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This course is essential to anyone working with or around ladders for part of their job, including maintenance staff, building managers and the public.


1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


  • The Ups & Downs of Ladder Safety Course Description - download


Most injures occur from falling from a height shorter than two metres and can be avoided using some handy ladder knowledge. Whether you are a decorator painting some hard-to-reach areas or climbing to a second level to do some building work, ladder misuse can cause serious injury, spinal damage and even fatality. Knowing the skills to select, position and secure ladders will take fewer than 40 minutes and can prevent you or others from spending your weekends in a hospital.

When it comes to ladder safety it doesn’t matter what your position is. If you or your employees use a ladder, then you need to know how to stay safe. Everybody has a duty of care to stay safe, follow health and safety procedures (because they are designed to protect you) and learn how to mitigate risk. Which is what this course does.

What does this course cover?

  • Identify and assess the common types of risks
  • Recall safety pre-checks and know when to use them
  • Understand safe ladder position
  • Safely secure ladders with straps
  • Select the appropriate ladder for the job
  • Know what to do if the ladder is unsafe
  • Understand when it’s not safe to use ladders
  • Have knowledge on appropriate emergency procedures in the event of an accident

Who is this course for?

This course is essential to anyone working with or around ladders for part of their job, including maintenance staff, building managers and the public. So, whether you are a contractor, manager, duty holder or an employer then you must know about ladder safety.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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