This course is intended for anyone who is required to work on or use ladders. Anyone who uses a ladder must obtain the necessary training in order to reduce or eliminate worker injuries and falls from ladders. This course combines both theory and practical training using current, approved equipment. Ladder types and grades will be discussed and will include the proper selection, inspection, setup and use of several types of ladders. Participants must be physically able to carry, setup and climb a ladder to attend this course.
Topics of Instruction:
Ladder injury statistics
Roles and responsibilities
Assessing the risks
Types of ladders
Setup and use
Hands on activities
Inspection of a step ladder
Inspection of an extension ladder
Assessing the risk and choosing the best ladder location
Recognizing those individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid.