Portable Ladder Access

  • The aim of this half day course is to provide individuals with the necessary skills to erect extension ladders and position roof ladders. The course will provide delegates with the practical skills required to protect themselves when working at height either from a ladder or when traversing to a safe place of work.

    Course ID:  PLA1
    Ratio: 8 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 0.5 days


  • Person climbing a portal ladder wearing fall protection equipment


    All candidates should be physically fit to carry out the physical parts of the course. They should also be aware of any company policy regarding working at height and risk assessment as part of their employment.

    Who Should Attend

    The training is intended for those people required to access place of work by means of a portable ladder

    Course Objectives & Content

    On completion of the course, all delegates will be able to:

    • Describe the scope and limitations of working at height from ladders
    • Describe the methods of risk assessing the working environment prior to commencement of work
    • Describe the pre and post operation inspection of ladders
    • Demonstrate correct selection of ladders for the type of work to be carried out
    • Demonstrate the ability to position and erect both extension and roof ladders in safe and protected environment
    • Demonstrate the ability to select and use suitable personal protective equipment when accessing work sites via ladders
    • Describe the procedure for reporting incidents


    All successful students will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


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