The Ladder Safety course from Safety First Training is an OHSA based program that teaches the methods to identify and choose an appropriate ladder (Utility or A-Frame), safe usage, inspections, maintenance and accident prevention. Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer Train the Trainer courses for Ladder Safety.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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This Ladder Safety Training Course is designed within the parameters of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 851. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS as it pertains to ladder safety training.

Course Outline:

• Course Introduction
• Ladder Safety Training Video
• Identify potential workplace hazards and common accidents
• Ladder grade type and selection
• Ladder inspection and markings
• Personal Protection Equipment
• High traffic areas and environmental conditions
• Proper setup, climbing and descending
• Proper care, storage and transporting of ladders

Ladder safety training is essential in Ontario as it helps prevent workplace injuries and fatalities. According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, falls from ladders are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and deaths in the province. In fact, between 2015 and 2019, there were 9,241 accepted lost-time injury claims in Ontario due to falls from ladders, with 18 of those claims resulting in fatalities.

Ladder safety training provides workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely use and maintain ladders, reducing the risk of falls and other accidents. The training typically covers topics such as ladder selection and inspection, ladder set-up and use, safe climbing techniques, and fall protection measures.

In Ontario, employers are legally required to provide ladder safety training to their workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Failure to provide adequate training can result in penalties and fines, and in some cases, criminal charges.

By providing ladder safety training, employers can create a safer work environment for their employees and reduce the risk of workplace injuries and fatalities. Additionally, workers who receive ladder safety training can feel more confident and competent when using ladders, which can improve productivity and job satisfaction.

Train the Trainer – Ladder Safety

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Ladder Safety allow our clients to learn how to teach OHSA based courses directly to their employees. When individuals or groups of employees need safety training, these train the trainer programs can be more cost effective than hiring outside training companies. We will train you to be an effective Ladder Safety, safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Professional Teaching Guide
  • Participant Course Handout
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Wall Certificate template
  • Instructor Course Presentation
  • Course Test and Answer Key
  • Course Video Supplement
  • Wallet Card template

A Utility ladder is typically required when you are working on roofs of buildings or hydro/telephone poles.

An ‘A’-Frame ladder is typically for use in a warehouse, office or house.

Ladder Safety Training Tips:

Falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities.

Always read and follow the labels and markings on the ladder.

Do not exceed the maximum load rating of a ladder. Be aware of the ladder’s load rating and of the weight it is supporting, including the weight of any tools or equipment.

Always inspect the ladder prior to using it. If the ladder is damaged, it must be removed from service and tagged until repaired or discarded.

Only use ladders and appropriate accessories (ladder levelers, jacks or hooks) for their designed purposes.

Ladders must be free of any slippery material on the rungs, steps or feet.

Look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder. Avoid using a metal ladder near power lines or exposed energized electrical equipment.

Always maintain a 3-point (two hands and a foot, or two feet and a hand) contact on the ladder when climbing. Keep your body near the middle of the step and always face the ladder while climbing

Do not use the top step/rung of a ladder as a step/rung unless it was designed for that purpose.

Use a ladder only on a stable and level surface, unless it has been secured (top or bottom) to prevent displacement.

Do not move or shift a ladder while a person or equipment is on the ladder.

Do not use a self-supporting ladder (e.g., step ladder) as a single ladder or in a partially closed position.

Do not place a ladder on boxes, barrels or other unstable bases to obtain additional height.

A ladder placed in any location where it can be displaced by other work activities must be secured to prevent displacement or a barricade must be erected to keep traffic away from the ladder.

Be sure that all locks on an extension ladder are properly engaged.

Click here for a general Ladder Safety Video

  • Duration:

    Up to 5 hours depending on participants’ experience levels.

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate.

  • Completion:

    Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records

Contact us today to learn more about the course and the topics covered.

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