Whilst ladder users should be trained in the pre-use checks, ladders should also be given a detailed inspection (usually 6 monthly or annually in the theatres) by a competent person. The HSE also state that this “detailed inspection should be recorded” (INDG 402). Training staff to do this in-house offers the venue efficiency savings in both time and money whilst allowing you the flexibility to carry out inspections as and when you see fit.
All employers have a legal duty under the Work at Height Regulations to ensure staff are suitably trained and that work equipment is inspected at suitable intervals.
It is ideal for candidates who are required to carry out a detailed periodic inspection of ladders (including vertical fixed ladders).
Candidates will gain an understanding of the methods of inspection, how to identify faults and what to do should an item fail.
All Candidates receive an RB Health and Safety Solutions Ladder Inspection certificate valid for 3 years on successful completion of the course.
RB Health and Safety Solutions, Blacklands Business Centre, 15 Fearon Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2EP
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