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The Ladder Association User/Inspector Course (combined)

The aim of this Ladder Association User/Inspector (combined) Course is to enable each delegate to

  • Select appropriate work at height equipment for the task
  • Assess and determine when it is appropriate to use ladders and step ladders
  • Correctly locate and safely use ladders and step ladders
  • Inspect ladders and step ladders for damage
  • 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 found

The course also ensures that delegates obtain an understanding of:

  • Legislation and Regulations affecting work at height
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders and step ladders
  • 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:

  • Operator / User
  • Covers 5 year period
  • ID Card and Certificate
  • Accepted by UK contractors group

Agenda’s available for download