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Course Title: RSC26 - Safe Use of Ladders, Stepladders, & Inspection
Location: RSS Training Centre or Customer's Premises
Duration: 4 Hours
Max No. Delegates: 8


Who Should Attend: Health & Safety Representative, Persons responsible for using & Inspecting Ladders /Stepladders, on Day to Day Jobs, I.E. Electricians, Plumbers, Fitters, Plasterers, Builders, Carpenters, General Maintenance Personnel etc


Delegates attending should be familiar with Using and the Safe Use & Inspection of Ladders/ Stepladder Criteria


The course is designed to teach the principals of Safe use and Inspection of Ladders/ Stepladders and recognition of defects and unsafe equipment


Course Objectives:
  • Recognise defects and Limitations
  • Understand the Legal requirements affecting Ladders & Access equipment
  • Be aware of the different types of Ladders & Access equipment methods of manufacture and limitations of use.
  • Use comprehensive examination procedures.
  • Recognise & report defects of the equipment


Course Outline:
  • An Introduction to statutory regulations PUWER Reg1998 & LOLER Reg 1998
  • Health & Safety 1974 act
  • Types of Ladders & Access equipment
  • Correct Working Angles & Ratio Distance
  • Risks & Hazards, Overhead & Below Ground, Stability, Secure working Surface, Overloading, Weather Conditions, Over-reaching, Transportation & Storage
  • Risk Assessments
  • Examination Procedure / Recognising Defects
  • Making Records / Reporting Defects / Fault Finding


Teaching Methods:
RSS Training Course Module books & Site Safety Books. DVD / Video on course content, Demonstration and Inspection on New & Used equipment


Theory, Multi choice question papers & Practical Assessments


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