Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Ladder & Stairway Safety Training Course


Workers using ladders and stairways need to strictly follow safety regulations to avoid accidents which can be fatal. Every year scores of workers become victims to occupational hazards and risks while using ladders or stairways to complete the assigned works at elevated places.

This online safety course intends to educate participants about the basic safety concepts, safety regulations, employees and employers responsibilities, protective and safety measures and types of hazards while working on or around stairways or ladders. Students also get to know about how to use different types of ladders and hazard control measures to reduce risks and injuries while performing assigned works at elevated places using ladders or stairways.

Governing regulations

This online safety course provides overview of the OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) and Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926) training requirements for Ladder and Stairway Safety. Participants will also be provided information on ANSI and CDC: NIOSH Safety Standards.

Course Overview

Ladders or stairways are the part of the most of the industries or workplace environments, which make it necessary for employers and employees to understand the impending hazards while using the ladders and also risk mitigating procedures. Students joining this course will be provided training to identify hazards, importance of using control measures, standard regulations formulated by OSHA and training procedures and responsibilities for both employees and employers to prevent unexpected slips, trip or fall from elevated places while using ladders or stairways.

Who Must Take this Course?

Employers must ensure that they provide secure and safe work environment for workers and train them frequently to remain safe while following all safety practices, regulations and measures. It is imperative that workers who either use stairways or ladders frequently to perform their works or those who work near to such environments must undergo this course to become aware of hazards and risks and hence minimize accidents.

Ideally employees of all industries must undergo this Stairway and Ladder Safety Training Course who can get trained to identify hazards, follow safe work practices and apply regulations to mitigate risks and hazards.

Course Format

Our online OSHA Ladder and Stairway Safety course will provide participants high-quality content which has graphical and audio presentations, details of case studies and self-check questions to make them comprehend concepts and do well in the final exam.

Every successful candidate will be entitled to receive a hard copy of course completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each participant will get 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for successfully completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • Section 1-Course Objectives
  • Section 2-Introduction to Ladder and Stairway Safety Training
  • Section 3-Slip and Fall Injuries and Statistics
    • Cost of Injuries
  • Section 4-Terminology
    • Ladders
    • Stairways
  • Section 5-Safety Regulations-OSHA
    • Safety Standards-ANSI
    • Safety Standards-CDC: NIOSH
  • Section 6-Responsibilities
    • Employers
    • Supervisors
    • Employees
    • Training
    • Qualified Climber
  • Section 7-Classification of Hazards
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Common Causes of Injuries
    • Types of Injuries
    • Environmental Contributing Factors
    • Human Contributing Factors
    • Electricity
  • Section 8-Types of Ladders
    • Fixed Ladders
    • Portable Ladders
      • Self-Supporting
      • Non-Self-Supporting
        • Straight Ladders
        • Extension Ladders
    • Special Purpose Ladders
    • Job-made Wooden Ladders
  • Section 9-Controls
    • Design and Construction
    • Planning
      • Choose a Safe Location
      • Choose the Right Ladder
      • Ladder Materials
      • Ladder Duty Ratings
      • Ladder Length
    • Inspection
    • Ladder Set-up
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Storage, Maintenance, and Transportation
    • Safety Equipment and Clothing
  • Section 10-Stairways
    • Stairway Hazards
    • Stairway Safety Requirements
      • Fixed Stairways
      • Stair Rails
      • Handrails
      • Rise
      • Stairways Used During Construction
      • Stairway Safety Practices and Guidelines
  • Section 11-Summary
  • Section 12-Additional Resources