This Ladder Safety Awareness Course is designed to improve workers awareness of ladder safety and the role they play in ladder safety. 

Although the course makes reference to UK regulations, the information provided would be useful to anyone aiming to improve their knowledge of ladders, the associated risks and control measures that can be adopted.

Why choose PCR Global as your training partner?

Our aim is to provide realistic training, with additional content, for less money, and with better support.

We know how busy you are. Our material is not padded out with content you do not need to know.

We are not a faceless organisation. If you want to speak to us, we welcome your call.

Our delivery is our own. We are not providing actors or training developed by someone else and making money off the back of it. This means we can keep the material up-to-date and your costs lower.

Can I tailor the course to my company specific needs? 

YES. We really recommend this!

1 - Demonstrate Leadership: 

Your Managing Director or Health and Safety Manager etc. can provide a video introduction to send the message direct to the workforce. 

Here, Stephen Euston the Managing Director of Manning Construction Limited introduces the Asbestos Awareness Course (the same can be done for the Construction Dust Awareness course) as part of their MATS (mandatory annual training scheme) - 6 courses produced for Manning Construction by the PCR Training Team.

2 - Evidence 'Beyond Compliance':

Producing robust, tailored, risk based in-house certificates as part of your training program will assist during your ISO, Achilles, CHAS etc. audits. 

3 - Reduce Costs:

We can reduce the cost further if you purchase multiple licenses.

Why take this Course?

Falls from height is the biggest cause of UK fatalities at work 

Between 2019 and 2020, the biggest cause of fatalities in the UK was working at height

Evidence of large fines 

Companies have a legal duty to their employees and persons not in their employment with regard to ladder safety.

There is specific legislation concerning ladders

Laws that govern ladders and stepladders in the UK include: 

a) The Work at Height Regulations 2005


b) The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 - requirement for risk assessment under Regulation 3. 

c) The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 - requirement for inspection and maintenance. 

What you should know - Learning Outcomes

Everyone involved with ladders at work should have a fundamental understanding of the following:

1 - To know what the law says about the use of ladders

2 - How to select the right ladder

3 - Knowing how to use ladders safely

4 - How to check and inspect ladders.

What can I expect?

Narrated delivery

The course is presented by Andrew Protheroe MSc MSc CMIOSH DipNEBOSH EnvDipNEBOSH using the PCR Global 'Blackboard'

Vetted information

Information from the HSE.

Free downloads

We simply want to give you more for less. 

We have included 2 FREE Tool Box Talk's, and a Ladder Inspection Record you can download and make specific to use for your own situation: 

1 - Ladder Safety Tool Box Talk

2 - Working at Height Tool Box Talk

3 - Ladder Inspection Record

Immediate certificate

On successful completion you will be able to download your certificate.


We pride ourselves on the support we provide those who trust us with their learning journey. 

At any time during your training you can gain access to technical support for IT or on the subject of ladder safety itself. 

In the first instance, you can email or call Andrew Collins on: 

e: [email protected]

m: +44 7962 180459

An introduction to your Ladder Safety Training Team: 

Who is the training for?

Everyone who uses or supervises those work with ladders has a legal responsibility to manage the associated risks. 

This Ladder Safety Awareness Course is predominantly designed around those who work in construction, but due to the universal use and similar hazards and risks with ladders it will suit anyone whose work involves ladders, including those in:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Facilities management
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Employees
  • DIY enthusiasts 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and guidance from your course tutor: Andrew Protheroe MSc MSc CMIOSH

    • Introduction and guidance from your course tutor: Andrew Protheroe MSc MSc CMIOSH

  • 2

    Free Downloads and Useful links to further information

    • Additional Items - Downloads: PCR Ladders & Work at Height Tool Box Talks; Ladder Inspection Record

    • Useful links to further information

  • 3

    Module 1: Background (Work at Height in Construction)

    • Module 1: Background (Work at Height in Construction)

    • Module 1: Assessment

    • End of Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2: The Law (what we need to know)

    • Module 2: The Law

    • Module 2: Assessment

    • End of Module 2

  • 5

    Module 3: Ladder Selection (types and accessories)

    • Module 3: Ladder Selection

    • Module 3: Assessment

    • End of Module 3

  • 6

    Module 4: Safe Use of Ladders (ladders and stepladders)

    • Module 4: Safe Use of Ladders

    • Module 4: Assessment

    • End of Module 4

  • 7

    Module 5: Checks and Inspection

    • Module 5: Checks and Inspection

    • Module 5: Assessment

    • End of Module 5


  • What internet browser do I need to run the course?

    We recommend using Chrome or Firefox on a desktop for best results. However, all of the following are compatible: Desktop: - Chrome - Firefox - Safari - Microsoft Edge Mobile: - iOS Safari: 11 and up - Chrome - Samsung Internet NOTE: We DO NOT support Internet Explorer.

  • Do I need any previous training to take this course?

    No. No prior knowledge or training is required.

  • How long will this course take?

    Most people will complete this course in 1hr 30 minutes.

  • Can the course be tailored to my workplace?

    Yes. At PCR we suggest that courses are tailored. We can use your ladder safety documentation within the presentation, and you can receive your certificate with your company logo on it.

  • Will I get a certificate from my study?

    Yes. Once you pass all the Modules, you will be able to download your certificate immediately.

  • How long will my certificate last?

    There is no regulated set time for the renewal of ladder safety awareness courses, but given the risks of working on ladders, we have added a 12-month expiry date.

Further Course Information


This course is intended to furnish you with the knowledge to understand the risks and identify the control measures with regard to ladder safety


Most people complete this course in around 1hr 30 minutes.

Certificate Expiry: 

Due to the low cost and speed at which this course can be undertaken, the certificate issued will expire 1 year from the date of successful completion.

For technical support and guidance

Please email [email protected] or call Andrew on +44 (0)7962 180459

The PCR Global Ladder Safety Awareness Course

Built by those that do, for those that do.

  • Providing you more

    We have included 3 FREE documents (1) Ladder Safety Tool Box Talk (2) Working at Height Tool Box Talk (3) Ladder Inspection Record. These can be annotated to your specific situation - this saves you a great deal of time and effort.

  • Relevant and up to date content

    Our material follows up-to-date guidance. You will not be provided with information that is purely there to 'pad out' the content. We know how busy you are.

  • Competent support

    Your personal Ladder Safety Awareness Training Team are here to help before, during and after your training. If you have any queries you will only speak to knowledgeable consultants and trainers.