Ladders and stepladders are frequently used in the workplace for working at heights. There are several types of ladders and stepladders available, and workers must select the correct model for the task. However, users are not always aware of the risks associated with their use, which can lead to workplace accidents or injuries. This online OHS course will allow you to become familiar with the steps to follow to reduce the risk and severity of accidents by working safely with ladders and stepladders.
The course details the different types of ladders and stepladders workers may encounter in the course of their duties. After completing this course, participants will be familiar with the differences between these tools, such as type of equipment, grade, nameplate capacity and additional devices. They will also be able to make informed choices based on the work to be completed, the industry and the load to be handled.
Workers will also become familiar with the elements to inspect before using a ladder or stepladder safely. Instructions will be provided for properly installing this type of equipment to reduce the risk of injury, once the inspection has been completed. The course will outline practices for using these tools and identify common mistakes to avoid.