Ladders & Steps Training


Training Societi PDF A4 Certificate emailed after course completion

Hard copies and an I.D card can be purchased for £10 + VAT per person

½ day · 08:45-12:15
From 2020

£70 + VAT per person

  • Free parking
  • Refreshments
  • Extensive handouts
  • Equipment to hire/purchase
  • Free letter of attendance on request whilst certification is processed


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 12 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can arrange a private course or organise training at your site for 4 - 12 delegates.

Statistically inappropriate / incorrect use of ladders and stepladders contributes to an average of 14 deaths and 1,200 major injuries every year in the UK, and result in hefty fines and court cases for companies.

Ladders and Steps should only be considered for light work of short duration. Usage in line with appropriate Risk Assessments by the appointed persons.

Course includes:

  • H&S Laws & Regulations – understanding your legal duty under the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Determining if a ladder/step ladder is the right equipment to use using the 3 point ‘hierarchy of control’ risk assessment guide
  • How to choose the right ladder/step ladder for a task
  •  Carrying out pre-use inspections with ladder tag systems, how often these must be done and who is responsible for them

  • How to use ladder/step-ladder safely to minimise risk – sensible safety precautions
  • Storage, maintenance and keeping kit safe and legal
  • Importance of issuing and using correct PPE
  • How to select the correct classified equipment for a task and inspection procedures
  • Practical sessions throughout
  • Test paper/questions/ handouts and review

Who needs this training

Current users, supervisors and managers, business owners and buyers of equipment.


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.

Course Dates

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Days Price per person Location Dates Status
1 660 bristol 0.5 £70.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Tue 16 Nov 2021

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1 Place Available

2 660 bristol 0.5 £70.00 + VAT St Annes · Bristol · BS4 Wed 15 Dec 2021

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  1. Q: Are ladders banned by the HSE?

    A: No - this is a myth.  Ladders may be a suitable option for short duration work of a simple nature.  Longer work requires more suitable equipment.

Course feedback

Look more closely at existing scenarios and systems; great contents and "take away" info.

Marcus Bevan - Director

Aquaguard Roofing Solutions

I now have an idea of how working at heights and steps and ladders affect my job and my day to day tasks.

Nicholas Hucker - Mechanical Technician

University of Bristol

I have more knowledge of safe working procedures, good content.

Paul Woodward - Manager


Provides knowledge and gives food for thought on our procedures and policies, very well presented.

Rob Adams


I will have less risk of having an accident or injury when using ladders.

Matthew Heath - Maintenance Engineer

Bristol Lido

The course is well run with a good mix of clarity, real worl exmaples of it's necessity and friendlyness.

Christopher Beale - Learning Support Assistant