Ladder Safety

This course provides a practical introduction to working safety with ladders (step, extension, and fixed ladders). It focuses on the duties of the employee when using a ladder - inspection before use, the proper set up of the ladder, and how to work safely while on the ladder. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate concepts, and the quizzes throughout the course as well as the exam help measure learning. The course is intended to increase ladder safety awareness for use at work and at home, and is appropriate for various work environments including manufacturing, municipalities, utilities, and office environments.
The course may be applicable in construction environments, although construction specific issues such as scaffolding are not covered.

Topics include:

Safety at the Workplace.
Types of ladders and their uses.
Ladder inspection.
Setting up various types of ladders.
Guidelines for safe ladder use.
Storage and maintenance.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

Understand the different uses of ladders made from various materials.
Know how to inspect a ladder. Know how to select the right ladder (height and material) for the job.
Know how to set up a ladder correctly.
Know how to work safely on a ladder.
Know how to store and maintain a ladder.
Be able to find additional information on ladder safety.

People who use ladders at work (maintenance or light labour personnel), or at home.
Supervisors with responsibilities to train personnel and make purchasing decisions.
Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement.
However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.

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