HRETDs ladder inspection training course details
Conduct ladder inspections
SAQA unit standard: Supplementary to company standard operating procedures
Field: NA
NQF level:  NA
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs ladder inspection training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Construction Regulations 2014
Construction site flagman
Excavation safety inspection
Ladder inspection
Site safety awareness
Working at heights
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Learners who are assessed as competent will be able to identify the hazards of working on ladders and the precautions required for safe working at ladder height, preventative safety checks, selection of ladders for specific tasks and environments, as well as the legislative requirements for safe handling and storage of ladders.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of ladder inspection training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Construction site safety training

Each learner will receive

Ladder inspection training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

Introduction to ladder inspection & safety

We discuss the three most common causes of ladder accidents, statistics of ladder accidents, and the importance of training.


We outline Legislation concerning the use of ladders, Regulation 6: Work in elevated positions and Ladders.

Considerations for working at height with ladders

We consider deciding when a ladder should be used, factors to consider before working at height, and risk assessment for working on ladders.

Ladder types and selecting a ladder

We discuss types of ladders, component identification, selecting the right ladder, selecting the ladder by length and selecting the ladder by duty rating.

Ladder inspections

We talk about when a ladder be should inspected, what to look for when inspecting a ladder, further inspection of the ladder, extension ladder inspection, what to do after a ladder inspection and what not to do after a ladder inspection.

Safe use of ladders

We identify six most important rules of ladder use, safety precautions with ladders, single/straight (leaning) ladders, stepladders, proper setup of ladders, single/straight (leaning) ladders, ladder securement, securement options, ladders used for access purposes and maintaining three-point contact.

Handling and storage of ladders

We identify the proper way to store ladders, what to avoid when storing ladders and transporting a ladder.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Training programme accreditation

This training course is not unit standard aligned and is presented in the interest of promoting ladder safety in the workplace.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to inspect ladders, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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