As you know we carry out a range of working at height safety courses including Scaffold Awareness, Safe Harness Use, Tower Erector and Ladder Association Accredited Ladder User and Inspectors Training. Our knowledgeable trainers give delegates the confidence and knowledge required to work at height safely.
Is Ladder Training a Legal Requirement?
In short no. However, referring to the Working at Height Regulations of 2005 anybody that is involved with planning, organising and carrying out the work must be competent to do the task in hand. This means the person carrying out these tasks must have relevant experience or training to identify any risks that may be involved. So there is no legal requirement for official ladder training, but many employers now use formal training as an indication of competence for their staff.
Trafford Housing Trust - (Training Review)
We Recently provided Trafford Housing Trust with Ladder Inspection and Ladder Users Training. We were happy to learn that all delegates took many key points away from their training and they all felt more confident and competent when using ladders.
The main reasons for delegates feeling more confident were they “learnt how to set up different types of ladders on uneven surfaces and in different conditions” and they all now know “how to identify damaged ladders”, which allows them to identify any potential risks before use.
On a whole the ladder training was “fantastic, the trainer was full of knowledge and had years of ladder experience”.
Other Training Reviews
We were also chosen to provide a well known security company with training regarding individual safety and understanding areas of responsibility and risk. We were told that we were the obvious first choice as we are one of their established suppliers with a good track record on stocked items, support and delivery.
We are thrilled to learn that delegates now feel confident enough to suggest alternative methods of work, empowered to make potentially controversial decisions, and ultimately that they understand the reason behind undertaking work in a specific way. As well as that, it is now understood within their company how important ladder checks before every use are.
The client was also very happy with the quality of the trainer. We were told that he was very accommodating of any problems and made everyone taking part feel comfortable. Overall, the customer said that they would definitely recommend us to other businesses for training and that there was nothing that we could improve on. That's great to hear!
If you are looking for any ladder training for yourself or your staff please don’t hesitate to Contact Us. We can provide ladder training all over the UK and can even train your staff on site. If you are using ladders regularly there is no reason you should not be trained. Each delegate upon completion will receive their own Ladder Association Accredited User & Inspector Card.