Ladder Safety Training Course
Employers are required by Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to take every reasonable precaution to protect workers from hazards, including those hazards related to ladders.
Course Topics- Theory
The CSA and Ontario Ministry of Labour standards
The material composition of ladders, types and safe usage
How to select and perform ladder inspection
How to review ladder use and inspection checklist
How to cover the four steps of the ladder safety guide
Employers’ obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Construction Projects Regulation include, but are not limited to:
- Ensuring workers are adequately trained in the use of fall protection systems at Ontario construction sites [O. Reg. 213/91, section 26.2]
- Appointing a competent person as a supervisor [OHSA clause 25(2)(c)]
- Taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker [OHSA clause 25(2)(h)].
Who Requires this Training
- Any workers or employers who are working around or with ladders
Successful participants of the Ladder Safety course will have the knowledge to work safely on ladders in the workplace.