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TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Steps and Stepstools for Users course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  The Ladder Association (TLA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (TLA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit TLA web site

What is the TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course?

Category: Working-at-Height
Level: Beginner

Delegates will be competent to:

  • Assess and determine when it’s appropriate to use stepladders & step stools
  • Correctly locate and safely use stepladders & step stools
  • Visually inspect stepladders and step stools for damage before and after use

They will have an understanding of:

  • What they need to know about the law and standards relating to
    stepladders & step stools
  • Hazards in the use of stepladders & step stools
  • Storage & handling of stepladders and step stools
Who is the TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course designed for?

A half-day course designed for those who use stepladders and step stools in the course of their day to day work. Ideal for those who work in supermarkets, shops, offices, schools and the civil service. Ladder Association Training courses are part of a national training scheme for users, supervisors and managers wanting to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to use ladders legally and safely. Successful candidates receive a photo card and certificate on completion.

What subjects does the TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course cover?
  • Assess and determine when appropriate to use stepladders and step stools
  • Correctly locate and safely use stepladders and step stools
  • Visually inspect stepladders and step stools for damage before and after use
  • Understand the legislation and standards relating to stepladders and step stools
  • Awareness of hazards in using stepladders and step stools
  • Correct storage and handling of stepladders and step stools
How is the TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course assessed?

There are 4 assessment activities:

  1. 15 Multiple Choice Questions
  2. Step / Step Stool fault finding
  3. Hazard Analysis
  4. Carrying, positioning and stepping on to Steps and Step Stools

Closed book course with a pass mark of 80%

TLA - Steps and Stepstools for Users course dates and locations