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NPORS Safe use of stepladders and ladders training – N711

health and safety ladders

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

½ day

Novice candidate numbers:



Safe us of stepladders and ladders

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:



Tuppco instructors

What is the safe use of stepladders and ladders course?

NPORS safe use of stepladders and ladders is ½ day training course that goes through the correct and safe way to use stepladders and ladders to include inspection, erection, securing and using. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Safe use of stepladders and ladders training – N711

What does the TUPPCO NPORS safe use of stepladders and ladders training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacture’s handbook for the particular ladder to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the ladder and explain their functions
  • Conduct all safety checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements
  • Select suitable type of ladder, relative to the work being undertaken
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for ladder use
  • Erect, dismantle and relocate ladder safely and efficiently
  • Carry out end of work inspections
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage of ladder

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Stepladder and ladders
  • Risk assessment completed
  • Manufactures instructions

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre-use checks
  • Make workspace safe
  • Select correct ladder for the task
  • Demonstrate safe use
  • Demonstrate end use checks and storage

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental,

Known as:

Step ladders, ladders


Working at height

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