Ladder Safety, CCOHS



This course provides a practical introduction to working safety with ladders (step, extension, and fixed ladders). The course focuses on the duties of the employee when using a ladder – inspection before use, proper set up of ladder, and how to work safely while on the ladder. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate concepts, and the quizzes throughout the course as well as the exam help measure learning.

This course is intended to increase ladder safety awareness for use at work and at home. It is appropriate for various work environments including manufacturing, municipalities, utilities, and office environments. It may be applicable in construction environments, although construction specific issues such as scaffolding are not covered in this e-course.

Topics include:

  • Types of ladders and their uses
  • Ladder inspection
  • Setting up various types of ladders
  • Guidelines for safe ladder use
  • Storage and maintenance

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Understand the different uses of ladders made from various materials
  • Know how to inspect a ladder
  • Know how to select the right ladder (height and material) for the job
  • Know how to set up a ladder correctly
  • Know how to work safely on a ladder
  • Know how to store and maintain a ladder
  • Find additional information on ladder safety

Average time to complete this course is about 30 – 40 minutes.

Target Audience

  • People who use ladders at work (maintenance or light labour personnel), or at home
  • Supervisors with responsibilities to train personnel and make purchasing decisions



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet – and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.