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Course Overview

Find the best way to ensure your safety and that of others during DIY and construction work by completing this course on Ladder Safety. While the humble lean-to ladder and stepladder are considered essential to home improvements and building work, the risks they pose with careless use are often underestimated. With this training, you can be sure that you will be fully able to inspect and assess the suitability of a ladder and use it correctly. To accomplish this, you will be given comprehensive guidance on the potential risks that can arise from working at height. You will be shown the different classifications of ladders, the appropriate uses for each model, methods for assessing potential risks, and the process for performing pre-use safety inspections. In addition to this, you will be taught how to set up, place, and secure the entirety of a ladder, ensuring that there is no chance of slippage or accidents.      

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Understanding the essentials of ladder safety and its importance in the workplace   
  • Choosing the right class and model of a ladder for a task
  • Inspecting the components of a ladder and assessing overall risk
  • Setting up ladders and ensuring they are well maintained and stored
  • Keeping a ladder safe and secure during active use

Learning Outcomes

  • Instant access to health and safety legislation 
  • Full participation in risk assessment exercises
  • Quick assessment and guidance for all assignments
  • Freedom to study in any location and at a pace that suits you
  • Expert support from dedicated tutors committed to online learning

Your Path to Success

When you complete this Ladder Safety training course, you will gain the capability to assess hazards and risks associated with ladder placements and uses. This will prove a significant advantage for those applying themselves to roles of safety inspection or active participation in working involving building, decoration, or home improvement.  

Is This Course Right for You?

This course is designed to provide a valuable introduction to the safe use of ladders and comparable equipment in the workplace, home, or sites. As such, it offers an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge needed to inspect, choose, and place ladders securely and proficiently. Full-time and part-time learners are equally supported with study periods being entirely customisable to your needs. 

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £89 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD, CMA & IAO Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD, CMA & IAO certificates. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment. 

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Ladder Safety
Introduction to Ladder Safety 00:14:00
Module 02: Ladder Classifications and Uses
Ladder Classifications and Uses 00:23:00
Module 03: Pre-use Safety Inspections and Risk Assessment
Pre-use Safety Inspections and Risk Assessment 00:11:00
Module 04: Setting Up and Safe Use of Ladders
Setting Up and Safe Use of Ladders 00:15:00
Module 05: Placement Considerations and Securing a Ladder
Placement Considerations and Securing a Ladder 00:13:00
Assignment – Ladder Safety 5 days, 21 hours
Order Your Certificate
Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


Ladder Safety