What is the Portable Ladder Course?

For persons working in a fall risk position by means of a portable ladder.

DURATION

1 day


Professional Designation

Ladder Technician

CERTIFICATE VALIDITY

3 years

Portable Ladder Course at the Emcare Training Academy
Portable Ladder Course
COURSE CONTENT

  • Theoretical Knowledge:
  • Introduction to work at height.
  • Work at height definitions.
  • Legislation regarding work at height.
  • Understanding on-site risk assessments.
  • Appropriate equipment care and pre-use climbing inspection methods.
  • Identification and use of climbing equipment.
  • Limitations of climbing equipment.
  • Limitations of safe anchoring points.
  • The risks of overhead powerlines.
  • The advantages of a buddy system.
  • Identification of a range of portable ladders.
  • Inspection criteria of portable ladders.
  • Minimum free space areas.
  • Fall factors.
  • Practical Skills:
  • Perform a pre-use inspection on a portable ladder.
  • Install a range of portable ladders.
  • Securing a portable ladder using a variety of methods.
  • Selecting safe anchoring points.
  • Transporting portable ladders safely.
  • Securing portable ladders to vehicles safely.
  • Implement the buddy system.
  • Ascend and descend a portable ladder.
  • Exclusion zones/barricading.
  • Safe use of portable ladders under overhead powerlines.
  • Securing a work positioning system.
  • Movement using a shock absorbing lanyard.
  • Movement using a retractable lanyard.
  • Managing minimum free space.
  • Managing fall factors.
  • Using pole climbing shoes safely.
Training

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Valid medical certificate.

  • Certified copy of ID.

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

  • Basic Fall Arrest certification.

  • First Aid Level 1 certificate.

  • Pole climbing shoes.

  • English read/write proficiency.
  • Local language instructors are available on request for groups of 10+.
Training

VENUE LOCATIONS

  • Available at all Emcare branches.
  • Available at your premises for groups of 10+.
Training

QUALITY ALIGNMENT

  • International Standards

Certifications Available

  • EMCARE Group

Accreditation & Affiliates

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