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Ladder and Stepladder Combi - User and Inspection

Ladder course with practical training session and assessment covering working safely with steps and ladders and the inspection and maintaining records. 


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Course Details

Product number: LADDER_COMB|1272

To provide delegates with the knowledge to select appropriate work at height equipment for a task, correctly locate and safely use ladders and stepladders, and inspect ladders and stepladders for damage.
Delegates will also be provided with an understanding of current relevant legislation in order to be able to thoroughly inspect ladders and stepladders, identifying safety critical faults and to record equipment details and inspections as outlined in PUWER.

Ladder Association courses are recognised by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the leading safety training when working with Ladders. For further information please download ‘LA455 Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders – a brief guide’ which is the new guidance jointly produced by the Ladder Association and the HSE. 

This attracts a CITB Short Course Duration Grant at Tier 1, with a value of £30.  Please see the Grants and Funding tab for further information.

Ladder & Stepladder User - AM

  • Aims and objectives
  • Introductions
  • Legislation and regulations affecting work at height
  • Product standards and classifications for ladders
  • Product standards and classifications for step ladders
  • Hazards affecting the use of ladders and step ladders
  • Assessing Risks
  • Standards & Classifications
  • Planning & Organising, Selecting & Using – STEP
  • Storage, Handling & Maintenance
  • Theory Test & Practical Assessments

 Ladder & Stepladder Inspection - PM

  • Legal requirements and guidance
  • Initial inspection
  • Asset register
  • Inspection procedures
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintenance / repairs
  • Disposal
  • Theory Test & Practical Assessments


Ladder Association theory assessments are now ‘open book’ allowing delegates to refer to electronic or printed course materials as well as their own notes during their assessment.

Operatives and supervisors who require the knowledge and practical skills to work safely with and inspect steps and ladders.

Successful completion of this course will result in the issuing of a Ladder Association Ladder User’s ID card and Certificate of Training.

CITB Short Course Duration Grant

Information for Employers
HSS Training is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, allowing our customers to claim grants for completing training on our registered courses. The CITB levy and grants scheme has been introduced to ensure the UK construction industry has the skilled workforce that it needs; providing grants for employers to train their workers. This helps to maintain health & safety standards on construction sites, keeping the right skills available for the industry to grow. In turn this will allow projects to be completed on time and within budget, in a safe and sustainable manner.
How much is the Grant?
The grant rates are split into three tiers, determined by the duration and content of the course.
  • Tier 1 = £30
  • Tier 2 = £70
  • Tier 3 = £120
  • Course Name  Grant Tier Value
    IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator  Tier 2 £70
    IPAF Harness Use and Inspection  Tier 1 £30
    PASMA Mobile Access Towers for Users  Tier 2 £70
    Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
    Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association  Tier 1 £30
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)  Tier 3 £120
    Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)  Tier 3 - 50% £60
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)  Tier 2 £70
    Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)  Tier 2 - 50% £35
    Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness  Tier 1 £30
    Please refer to the Approved Course List on CITB’s website for the full course directory. Grants are paid once for each individual per course, with the exception of a renewal or refresher course.
    Which courses are covered?
    As a CITB accredited ATO, HSS Training has 20+ courses registered under the CITB Short Course Duration Grant. Short duration courses last from 3 hours to 29 days, focusing on the core construction skills needed across the industry.
    The full list of approved courses is available on CITB’s Construction Training Directory.
    • Assured Products - courses delivered to an agreed industry standard
    • Recognised Products - an approved standard by a relevant awarding body that is widely accepted by the industry i.e. IPAF, PASMA, Ladder Association
    • CITB - relating to the Site Safety Plus courses

    How do I claim?
    Q. What do I need to do as the employer?
    A. Simply book your employee onto their required course (our full open schedule is available on the HSS Training website) and provide us with the following details: Delegate name, DOB, Address, NI Number and the Employer CITB Levy Number.
    Q. How do I make a claim?
    A. We will do everything for you. Because HSS Training is an ATO with CITB, following your employees successful completion of their course we will update the construction Training Register and you will automatically receive the payment.
    Q. How will I receive the payment?
    A. Grants can only be paid back via bank transfer, so ensure that CITB hold your current bank details - you can do this through their secure online Bacs Direct Credit Authorisation Form.

    Who can claim?
    Any Employer can claim who has registered with CITB and meets their general grants scheme eligibility requirements. Short Duration grants are available to all directly employed Pay As You Earn (PAYE) staff and sub-contractors.
    Note – grants are not paid to individual employees. 
    Eligibility Requirements
    Employers are able to claim grants if they have sent a Levy Return to CITB by 30th November each year (where applicable).
    Please refer to CITB’s website for more information on how Levy Returns are calculated for a company.
    Follow the PDF link if you would like to print or download this information.
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