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The Ladder Association Inspector Course

The aim of The Ladder Association Inspector half day course is to provide a Nationally recognised inspection course for ladders and stepladders enabling users to carry out and document periodic statutory inspections

It is a requirement that those attending this course have successfully completed the Ladder Association’s Ladders & Step Ladders Users Course

Course Content

  • Legal requirements and guidance
  • Initial inspection
  • Asset register
  • Inspection procedures
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintenance/repairs
  • Disposal

You will be competent to:

  • Accurately record details of ladders
  • Identify component parts using industry standard naming conventions
  • Thoroughly inspect ladders and stepladders, and identify safety critical faults
  • Record your findings in accordance with statutory requirements (as outlined in PUWER ACOPs 163)
  • Recommend action to be taken if faults foundYou will have an understanding of:
  • The relevant legislation and guidance and approved code of practice (ACOPs) governing the inspection of ladders and stepladders
  • The difference between pre-use and formal inspections
  • Common manufacturing processes used, and their implications for the cost-effectiveness of repairs
  • The difference between maintenance and repairs and who is allowed to do them
  • The correct methods of disposal of equipment at the end of it’s working life


Registration is with The Ladder Association (formerly BLMA) providing each training delegate with a recognised and accepted licence.

The licence covers:

  • Inspector license
  • Covers 5 year period
  • ID Card and Certificate
  • Accepted by UK contractors group

Agenda available for download