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Ladder Safety Competent Person Training Online

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Ladder Safety Competent Person Online Training, designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 90 - 120 min.

  • OSHA Compliant: OSHA compliant courses that are yearly reviewed & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, trainees will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer onsite trainings, company accounts and bulk discounts

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What's in the Ladder Safety Competent Person Course?

Our Ladder Safety Training course is built to regulation standards. This class discusses topics including ladder styles, inspections, general safety, common hazards, and more. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 90 - 120 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:

  • 29 CFR 1910.25 - Portable Wood Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1910.26 - Portable Metal Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1910.27 - Fixed Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1910.29 - Manually Propelled Ladder Stands & Scaffolds
  • 29 CFR 1910.28, Subpart D - Scaffolding, Walking/Working Surfaces
  • 1915.72 Subpart (.71-.77) - Scaffolds, Ladders and Other Working Surfaces for Shipyards
  • 1917.118 & 119 - Marine Terminals: Fixed & Portable Ladders29 CFR 1926.1053 - Ladders
  • 29 CFR 1926.1053 Subpart X - Stairways & Ladders
  • OSH Act of 1970
  • 29 CFR 1926.21 - Training
  • ANSI ASC A14.1-2007 - Wood Ladders
  • ANSI ASC A14.2-2007 - Metal Ladders
  • ANSI ASC A14.5-2007 - Reinforced Plastic Ladders
  • ANSI ASC A14.7-2011 - Safety Requirements for Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms



Why Take Our Online Ladder Safety Competent Person Training?

Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Ladder Safety Competent Person Training?

  • Complete Training: Our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on site can be expensive. That is why we developed our online curriculum to lower costs while still providing a professional training experience. (Check out our bulk pricing tiers below!)
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy to use management system. If you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, certificates, observation guides and more! (Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or to train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.

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Ladder Safety Training Course

Why are Ladders a Potential Hazard in the Workplace?

Ladders are one of the most used and abused tools. Hundreds of people every year suffer injuries or death at work due to the misuse of ladders. To avoid accidents while using a ladder, employees must know how to recognize potential hazards and prevent them. Some of the potential hazards employees should recognize are:

  • Reaching too far rather than moving the ladder
  • Climbing the ladder while carrying items
  • Standing on the very top step or rung
  • Climbing the ladder when it is unsecured
  • Using a damaged ladder
  • Throwing tools to a worker who is on the ladder
  • Using metal ladders in areas with electrical wires
  • Exceeding the ladder's weight limit
  • Placing the ladder on an uneven surface
  • Using boxes or pallets under the ladder

Types of Ladders

There are many different types of ladders that can be used in the workplace. Each ladder is designed to fit a specific purpose. It is important that you utilize the right ladder for the right application, no matter the type.

  • Portable Self-Supporting Ladders: Sometimes called step ladders or “A-frames”, due to the “A” shape they make when set up, portable self-supporting ladders are characterized by their ability to stand on their own without being set against or supported by another object.
  • Portable Non-Self-Supporting Ladders: As the name suggests, non-self-supporting ladders cannot support themselves and do not stand without leaning on something. Typically, ladders of this classification are taller and have extension capabilities which allow workers to reach greater heights.
  • Fixed Ladders: These are permanently attached to a structure or a building. They are typically used for descending into confined spaces, climbing up silos, or reaching roofs on buildings. This includes job-made wooden ladders.

Why is Ladder Safety Training Important?

Falls, from any height, are one of the most common causes of serious work related injuries and the leading cause of death in construction. Occupational fatalities due to falls cause approximately 600 deaths per year. These deaths are largely preventable. Let’s consider the cases of Victor and Roy below.

Victor was involved in a ladder accident that cost him his life. While taking down party decorations on an asphalt parking lot, Victor disregarded safety regulations and stood on the top cap of an eight-foot ladder. Even though his coworker was holding the ladder steady, this was not enough. Victor fell, resulting in blunt force trauma when his head and neck hit the pavement. Despite rushing to the hospital, Victor died a month later, never waking up from his coma.

An unsecured ladder can mean the difference between an injury and a job well done. Roy learned this principle when he and a coworker, Kevin, were installing solar panels on top of a second story residential roof. Roy held the ladder in place while Kevin accessed the roof. However, the ladder was not affixed to any anchor when Roy climbed after him; the ladder slipped. Roy fell and sustained fractures to his leg and was hospitalized.

What are Ladder Safety Systems?

A ladder safety system is a system attached to a fixed ladder designed to prevent or reduce the risk of an employee falling off the ladder. The system usually consists of a carrier, a safety sleeve, connectors, lanyards, and body harnesses. Wells and cages are not considered ladder safety systems.

Ladder safety systems or personal fall arrest systems are required for fixed ladders that extend more than 24 feet. Before any ladder safety system installation, ensure that the ladder can carry the loads as it has now become part of the anchorage.

Systems should extend past the top of the ladder so that the employee always has something to hold onto. An employee must maintain at least three points of connection (hand-hand-foot or foot-foot-hand) while on the ladder and step off to disconnect. When working from a great height, employees must be sure to tie off to an anchor before disconnecting from the ladder safety system. In special circumstances, such as a roof or closed hatch, there is equipment designed to attach as an anchorage so that the employee is connected and safe.

Ladder Safety Program

The purpose of this OSHA-compliant program is to define proper practices and establish procedures to safely use ladders. The ladder safety program educates employees to recognize and avoid hazards related to the use of fixed and portable ladders.

What Does OSHA Say About Ladder Safety?

While there is certainly a lot of information on ladder safety on OSHA’s website, all geared towards the different types of ladders and their usage, the general safety principles across all boards are:

  • Ladders are only to be used for their designed purpose
  • Choose the right ladder for the job
  • Inspect the ladder before use
  • Be conscientious when setting up the ladder
  • Cautiously climb and descend the ladder
  • Practice safe working habits when on the ladder

To prevent falls, OSHA requires employers to:

  • Provide working conditions that are free of known dangers.
  • Keep floors in work areas clean and dry.
  • Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers.
  • Train workers about job hazards in a language that they can understand.

Ladder Safety Training Course

If you’re looking for an effective way to offer ladder safety training for your employees, our ladder safety training course provides simple instructions and the necessary tools to train and certify your ladder users for OSHA compliance.

Our ladder safety training course offers years of knowledge and experience at a cost-effective price. There's no need for any research, we've done it for you. Training your workforce becomes easier than ever with our robust ladder safety training kits.

Why Buy Our Ladder Safety Training?

  • Complete Training: First and foremost, our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Don't risk expensive OSHA fines because you settled for a sub-par training program that didn't cover safety topics in depth. Train using a program that helps you retain vital information and put it into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come onsite can be expensive. In contrast, our online curriculum lowers costs while still providing a professional training experience.
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy-to-use management system so that if you have multiple students who are receiving the training, you can have access to all records, ladder safety, competent person certificates, observation guides and more! Contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you.
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online ladder safety training program for new hire training, refresher training, or train remotely. Access it from anywhere, and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.

Ladder Safety Training Online

Our online training provides a quick, simple, and effective way to get yourself or your workers OSHA-compliant with ladder safety certification in hand. We've been providing ladder safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. Don't settle for courses that promise certification, but are only 15 minutes long. Those types of courses often come up short when OSHA comes for an audit. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience. Learners are able to retain the information and apply it on the jobsite, preventing costly fines from OSHA. Our course takes just over one hour to complete. Learners get ladder safety certification instantly upon completion.

Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the <a href="">Hard Hat Training Series</a> for their online training needs. Our unique online training program has been fine tuned to provide you with the best training experience possible.

Ladder maintenance, weight limit, basic safety, climbing techniques, and extension limits are the five most important things to know for ladder safety. Twenty percent of fatal work-related injuries are caused by ladder falls. Looking out for your fellow employees is always vital in the workplace. Employees should always follow the safety procedures in their workplace. Learn more in this article What are the Five Steps to Ladder Safety?

What is The 4-to-1 Rule For Ladders? The 4-to-1 rule is a rule that helps to stabilize the ladder in use and prevent an accident. Ladder safety training is the most effective way to prevent ladder related injuries. OSHA has many standards on ladder safety. There are many different types of ladders. Learn more in this article What is the 4 to 1 rule for Ladders?


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Our mission statement is to make safety training easy and affordable, and to invite companies everywhere to stop doing things the hard way and, instead, start doing them the Hard Hat Training way!
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Managers: Take complete control of your safety training by requesting your custom branch now! We will respond within one business day. Need it now? Call us at 208-252-5331 for immediate assistance.

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Bulk Discounts

Save Big By Buying Course Seats (Credits) In Bulk!

When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Hard Hat Training.

25+ seats 10% off
50+ seats 20% off
100+ seats 40% off
250+ seats 55% off
500+ seats 65% off
1000+ seats 75% off

First time training with us, and have fewer than 25 guys to train? No problem, give us a call and we can get you set up with introductory pricing.

Note: You must call to be approved for the bulk discounts above. (208)252-5331

Group Training

Wanting to train a group of employees with just one online training? It’s easy to do!

  1. You let us know the names of the employees that need training.
  2. We set everything up and send you the group login and an invoice.
  3. We also send you the exam, answer key and a practical exam guide.
  4. You log them in and start the training, then administer the exam.
  5. Once done, let us know. We send the certificate and wallet card.

Fill out the form below and we will get it set up for you.



What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-compliant?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.

1 review for Ladder Safety Competent Person Training Online

  1. Jasmyn W

    It was straightforward and very informative.

    • Safety Inc.

      Thank you so much, Jasmyn! Your review was so amazing, and we are so glad that the course was informative and easy to understand. Thank you again for your kind comments.

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How Does Online Training Work?

Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam. 

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.