Course Title

Ladder Safety (Portable Leaning & Roof) Training Course

Personnel who use portable leaning ladders and roof ladders for short duration access, who have already been trained to use and inspect those ladders, but are currently operating without any means to prevent a fall. Knowledge and experience of safety harness use is an advantage.

  • Current Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting work at height with ladders
  • Assembling, altering and dismantling ladders incorporating best practice for fall protection
  • Hazards affecting the safe use of ladders
  • Understand the difference between the fall arrest/restraint and the importance of correct anchorage
  • Pre-Use Inspection of ladders
  • How to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate ladders without the risk of personal injury to the delegate or others
  • Outline the main hazards of roof working
  • Outline the access procedures for portable ladder usage including pitched roof working
  • Understanding the method fitting, usage and inspection of the equipment specified for this course
  • Completion of practical exercises, using and fitting equipment & securing the ladder
  • Conducting a practical ladder exercise at a height of approximately 6 metres. This height is given as guidance only and does not place an absolute limit on the activities of delegates following a course
  • Conducting a practical ladder exercise demonstration & the equipment transfer methods when accessing a pitched roof
  • Self Rescue Awareness


An in-house Photocard and Certificate will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical sessions and is valid for 3 years

Face to Face Ladder Safety (Portable Leaning & Roof) Training Course

* Minimum of 4 people required in order to make the course economically viable.
However, a small number of delegates can travel to a venue where another Ladder Safety (Portable Leaning & Roof) Training Course is being conducted by Albion Training Services, subject to prior arrangement.

Group discounts are available
All prices quoted are subject to VAT of 20%

+Additional Info

  • Instructor delegate ratio – Maximum of 1:12
  • Duration – 1 Day course (Dependant on group size)
  • Venue Requirement – A suitable classroom to accommodate 12 delegates for the theory session and an indoor / outdoor area suitable for the practical session with a minimum free height of 6 metres
  • PPE – Suitable head / foot / eye / glove protection during the practical session
  • Assessment – Open book course with a pass mark of 80% in the theory (which is multiple choice) and practical sessions, so delegates are encouraged to make notes
  • Qualifications & Experience – No formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues