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Ladder safety - online learning

In the UK, one in three reported accidents involves a ladder. Around 10 fatalities and 1,200 serious injuries occur each year due to their incorrect use.  Reducing the risks involved with working on ladders is essential for the safety of all pest technicians.

This ladder safety online training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with ladders and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks that ladders present.  

Ladder safety for pest control online learning from British Pest Control Association BPCA



During this one-hour course, you will gain an understanding of:
• The safety checks you need to carry out
• Safe ways to move your ladder
• How to set your ladder up safely
• Safe use of ladders
• Ladder storage
• The kind of dangerous mistakes you need to avoid
• How to maintain and clean your ladder

The ladder safety course is designed for anyone who needs to use ladders while working, including pest control technicians, technical inspectors, field biologists, managers, directors and owners.

The course takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.

Level: Foundation (+)
Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Online only
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Access: 4 weeks
Assessment: None
BPCA Registered CPD points: 1
BASIS Prompt CPD points: TBC




Online programme

This is an online, e-learning course that can be taken at any time. You can find out more about our online learning courses here.

System requirements

• Chrome
• Firefox
• Safari
• Edge
• Internet Explorer.

• MobileSafari
• Google Chrome.

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date

Note: Legacy browsers with known compatibility issues:
• Internet Explorer 10 and below
• Safari 7 and below.




There is no assessment or prerequisites for this course.

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will receive a BPCA Certificate of Completion in Ladder Safety. You will be able to print this certificate online.





The course fee will give you access to this course on our eLearning centre for four weeks.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £24 £20
Non-members £36 £30

Cancellation Terms:

Online course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA. Cancellations will not be given if online learning has been accessed.

• More than 7 working days prior to course: No charge
• 7 working days or less: 100% of fee