Steps and Ladders

This course is provided by Purple Training Solutions in Yeovil or across the South West at your premises*. The course is available either Purple Training Solutions certificated or NPORS accredited and provides basic theory and practical instruction on working safely at height with steps and ladders. It identifies the main types of equipment used, inspection and the control measures that can be utilised to make the work place a safer environment.
It satisfies the requirements of the “Work at Height regulations 2005”
Who should attend
This course should be attended by anyone who uses ladders or step ladders and therefore works at height – a place above or below ground as soon as a solid surface or landing is left where you can fall off or into and sustain injury or damage – and is therefore suitable to delegates from any and all industries or professions.

Course Aims & Objective

  • Understand the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Gain an overview of Health and Safety Law
  • Safe use of Stepladders and ladders

Course Programme

  • Introduction and safety briefing
  • Reasons for training and the law – HASAW, WAHR, PUWER etc.
  • Identify the risks involved and plan the work together with rescue plan
  • Discuss accident prevention and causes of accidents
  • Inspection of equipment
  • Theory written exam
  • Practical


Delegates will be assessed on their input during the whole course and individually tested during a written test paper. A practical session including inspection, selection and carrying out a task is then completed.

Course location

On site at your work place* or at our Ilchester training centre

Course duration

½ day

Upcoming courses and cost

We offer this course throughout the year and operate a flexible diary based on demand. For details of our next course please fill out this brief enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Purple Training Solutions 5 year certificated course £50 per delegate plus VAT**
NPORS accredited course with photo ID and certificate £85 per delegate plus VAT

*A suitable room with heat light and power together with seating and tables as required. Minimum 5 delegates required
** Group discounts may be available

Maximum number of 10 delegates on an NPORS course

Further / related courses

An in house ladder inspectors course including the compilation of an asset register and inspection records – price on application. Contact us for more information.

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