Ladder Safety covers the selection, checking, setting up, handling and use of ladders. It does this using a positive story of ladder use in the workplace to increase engagement, and using the mnemonic ‘JOLLY’ to support retention of the key learning objectives.
Lesson 1 describes how to consider if a ladder is the right tool for the job, with an emphasis on eliminating work at height where practical, and using other access equipment when appropriate. As many ladder accidents involve injury to non-ladder users, the safety of other people is described, along with precautions to take. This lesson explains ladder labelling and pre-use checks, and provides a downloadable checklist.
Lesson 2 looks at location-specific features ladder users need to be aware of, and provides advice on how to secure, store, handle, climb and work on a ladder. Illustrations and animations are used to explain how ladders fall, how to foot a ladder when there is no other means of securing it, and how to raise a long ladder from the ground.
The course does not cover the use of fall arrest systems.
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Ladder Safety eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.