(ON) Ladder Safety in Ontario (45 minutes)

(ON) Ladder Safety in Ontario (45 minutes)
Helps employees in Ontario to inspect, set-up, and safely use ladders on the job and at home.





General Description

This course provides a practical introduction to working safely with ladders (step, extension, and fixed ladders). The course focuses on the duties of the Ontario-based employee when using a ladder - inspection before use, proper set up of ladder, and how to work safely while on the ladder. Case studies and other examples are included to illustrate concepts, and the quizzes throughout the course as well as the exam help measure learning.

Learn how to set up and safely use a ladder at work or at home.

This course is intended to increase ladder safety awareness for use within Ontario workplaces and at home. It is appropriate for various work environments including manufacturing, municipalities, utilities, and office environments. It may be applicable in construction environments, although construction specific issues such as scaffolding are not covered in this e-course.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with WSPS, this course also features case studies, review quizzes, "Ask a Question", and access to resources from WSPS and CCOHS. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics Include

  • Types of ladders and their uses
  • Ladder inspection
  • Setting up various types of ladders
  • Guidelines for safe ladder use within Ontario
  • Storage and maintenance

Upon completion, the participant will be able to

  • Understand the different uses of ladders made from various materials
  • Know how to inspect a ladder
  • Know how to select the right ladder (height and material) for the job
  • Know how to set up a ladder correctly
  • Know how to work safely on a ladder
  • Know how to store and maintain a ladder
  • Find additional information on ladder safety

Target Audience

  • People who use ladders at work (maintenance or light labour personnel), or at home
  • Ontario supervisors with responsibilities to train personnel and make purchasing decisions



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience. During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %