HS11 Mobile Ladder Access and Rescue

Mobile ladders cause the most work-related accidents. Our professional course is written by Authorized Experts with over 20 years experience in the field.

Who is the Course for?

The course is addressed to workers, supervisors and rescuers from industry or construction, who work at heights on Portable Ladders.

Course content:

The course covers the following:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation for working at heights and escalators (portable)
  • Why do we need fall protection?
  • When is fall protection needed?
  • How do workers fall?
  • Preventing falls from escalators (portable)
  • Some causes of accidents due to falls on escalators (portable)
  • Dangers Hazards
  • Risks encountered when using escalators
  • Risk assessment method
  • Access to areas at risk of falling
  • Objects falling from a height
  • Personal fall arrest equipment
  • A - Anchor point
  • B - Complex belt (Hamul)
  • C - Connection equipment between harness and anchor point - Ropes and Retractable
  • Beware of balanced falls
  • Fall factor
  • Calculating the fall distance
  • Drop stop
  • Life line systems
  • Safe practices for personal fall arrest systems
  • Lumbar belts
  • Positioning systems
  • Rescue in case of falling from a height
  • Suspension trauma
  • Rescue procedure (emergency)
  • PPE inspection for work at height
  • Ladder Inspection
  • Introduction
  • Portable ladder selection
  • Necessary questions
  • Escalators (portable)
  • Types of escalators (portable)
    • Straight stairs
    • Extendable stairs
    • Standard folding ladders
    • Folding stairs with platform
    • Articulated stairs
    • Double stairs
    • Tripod stairs
    • “A” stairs with vertical extension
    • Stairs made at work
  • Devices for escalator stability (portable)
    • Adherent devices
    • Penetrating devices
    • Chinga
    • Sleeves
    • Support profiles
    • Roofing devices (gutters)
    • Devices for upper anchoring of the ladder
  • Devices for anchoring the escalator (portable)
  • Examples of devices for securing (anchoring) the non-carrying escalator
    • Devices for upper anchoring of the ladder
    • Stabilizer
    • Cable loop ladder anchor
    • Stair anchoring and fixing device, with rope and support rollers
    • Stair anchoring and fixing device, pliers type
    • Ladder anchor with a rope
    • Two-string ladder anchor
    • Vertical wall stair anchor
  • Standard EN 131
  • Marking of escalators
  • Instructions for using the ladder
    • Before use
    • Laying the ladder and climbing the ladder
    • Using the ladder - general rules
    • Cleaning stairs and steps
    • Stair storage
    • Repair of stairs
  • Introduction
  • Three-point control
  • Access on a escalator (portable)
  • Nodes
  • Work at height and rescue from escalator (portable)
    • Protection and rescue kit
    • Ladder equipped with anchoring ropes, "lifeline" system and rescue device
  • Risk assessment and work permit at height
  • Check the PPE to be used
  • Equipment and mutual check (buddy check)
  • Making nodes: eight stop node, eight double node, eight tracking node, butterfly node
  • Securing the escalator on the pole
  • Creating a temporary "Life Line" system, vertically on the rope
  • Safe ascent and descent on a vertical ladder
  • Positioning-restricting
  • Methods of rescuing a victim from the escalator

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    Trainee requirements

    • Age: minimum 18 years
    • Good health
    • “Work at Height Capable” Medical Certification

    Theoretical course / course location

    • Safety Academy headquarters
    • Beneficiary’s headquarters
    • Duration: 2 hours

    Practical course / course location

    • Safety Academy headquarters or at the beneficiary’s headquarters
    • Duration: 6 hours

    Instructions for the theoretical part exam

    The theoretical part of the course ends with a test. Make sure you read and master the material in each module to give the correct answer to the questions. Choose the correct answer. Each question has only one correct answer. To take the test you must answer all the questions. The scale for passing the test is at least 80% correct answers. If you have not reached the scale, come back and answer again.

    Instructions for the practical part exam

    The practical part of the course starts only after the test for the theoretical part has been passed. The programming for the practical part is done according to the trainers’ program. The practical part ends with an evaluation (practical test) of the degree of mastery of the student’s knowledge, made by the trainer. If the practical evaluation has been passed successfully, the certificate of graduation of the course is issued. The certificate is valid for 12 months.

    Min. trainee number:

    • Safety Academy HQ: 4 person
    • Client HQ: 4 person

    Safety Academy will schedule the practical course and will notify you when there is a group of at least 4 people.

    Max. Trainee Number:

    • At the Safety Academy headquarters: 6 person
    • Client HQ: any

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