Training courses for Qualified Persons for ladders, steps, mobile scaffolds and fixed ladders

User and product training courses for ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds

Ladders, steps and scaffolds are routinely used in a wide range of work settings. They are extremely effective and popular pieces of equipment for performing work at height that requires the use of both hands. Falls from ladders, steps and scaffolds are also one of the most frequent workplace accidents and generally tend to result in injury. These accidents are often the result of using ladders, steps and mobile steps incorrectly or improperly, and the use of damaged ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds.

Under the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV § 3), operators must ensure that ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds used within a company are regularly inspected to make sure they are in proper working order and safe by a Qualified Person with relevant training in performing such inspections.

Under the requirements set out in the German Social Accident Insurance’s (DGUV) Instruction Sheet 208-016, employers furthermore have to identify the measures, training and courses necessary to ensure the safe assembly and use of equipment, and that a qualified person appointed by them will periodically inspect ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds to make sure they are in proper working order.

The following KRAUSE training courses will provide you with the knowledge and understanding needed and to appoint a qualified person from within your company who will be able to independently define the type, scope and intervals for the required inspections:

Don’t have a qualified person in your company or your qualified person is not available? Then use our On-site Inspection Service!

We deliver our Intensive Training Course for qualified persons at attractive hotels with meeting & conference facilities across the whole of Germany. This course teaches participants practical knowledge about the safe use of ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds. Participants will furthermore gain the knowledge needed to perform the required inspections as a qualified person with the aid of the inspection book and checklists, and to document them as required under the regulations.

Target group

Every person, employer and employee who provides and uses ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds and are consequently required to periodically inspect the same under BetrSichV § 3. This includes e.g. every company, public authority and employee who performs repair and maintenance work as well as occupational safety and safety officers.

Prerequisites for participation (In accordance with Technical Rules for Industrial Safety and Health 1203 (TRBS)

In order to qualify as a qualified person for inspecting ladders and steps, individuals have to have:

  • Relevant vocational training
  • Professional experience in the use of ladders, steps and mobile scaffolds
  • Recently been working/employed in their relevant field

    Individuals have to either have completed vocational training or hold a degree. Their professional experience has to relate to the use of ladders and steps and they may be required to provide evidence of the same. The recent employment has to have involved the requisite ladder safety expertise to ensure that the qualified person will be able to identify any risks early and professionally when inspecting ladders and steps.

Training course contents

  • A qualified person's role within a company (in accordance with TRBS)
  • Standards and regulations
  • Types of ladders, steps, small and mobile scaffolds and their safe use
  • Contents and use of the  Assembly Instructions and User Manual for mobile scaffolds such as e.g. the required ballast, parts lists, order of assembly and use of safety inspection tags by means of practical examples
  • Correct use of the inspection documents and records such as checklists, inventory lists, inspection tags and labels
  • How to proceed in the event of a defect ladder, step or mobile scaffold
  • Test and award of certificate

The Practical Training Course for qualified persons will be held in the modern training rooms at our production facility in Alsfeld, Germany, and provide participants will all of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the required inspections as a qualified person and document them as required under the regulations. These training courses distinguish themselves through their high percentage of hands-on learning such as through the actual ladder inspection performed by participants.

Our 1-Day PRACTICAL and INTENSIVE training course for ladders and steps distinguishes itself through its high percentage of hands-on learning. This means that the majority of the course involves hands-on work with actual ladders and steps, which is interspersed with short sections of theoretical teaching. During the course, participants will learn everything needed to perform the required ladder inspections, and to document them in the  ladder inspection book and checklists as required under the regulations.

Target group

Every person, employer and employee who provides and uses ladders and steps and are consequently required to periodically inspect the same under BetrSichV § 3. This includes e.g. every company, public authority and employee who performs repair and maintenance work as well as occupational safety and safety officers.

Prerequisites for participation (In accordance with Technical Rules for Industrial Safety and Health 1203 (TRBS)

In order to qualify as a qualified person for inspecting ladders and steps,  individuals have to have:

  • Relevant vocational training
  • Professional experience in the use of ladders and steps
  • Recently been working/employed in their relevant field

Individuals have to either have completed vocational training or hold a degree. Their professional experience has to relate to the use of ladders and steps and they may be required to provide evidence of the same. The recent employment has to have involved the requisite ladder safety expertise to ensure that the qualified person will be able to identify any risks early and professionally when inspecting ladders and steps.

Training course contents

  • A qualified person's role within a company (in accordance with TRBS)
  • Standards and regulations
  • Definition of ladders and steps
  • Safe use of ladders and steps
  • Hands-on inspections and instruction in the correct use of the inspection records
  • How to proceed in the event of a defect ladder, step or mobile scaffold
  • Test and award of certificate

These courses offer customers the choice to select from one of KRAUSE's training courses listed above, which we will then deliver as an in-house course at a site of your choice within Germany. This means that our in-house training courses will be completely tailored to your needs - you decide the date and place.

The course contents will also be tailored to your company’s specific requirements. Apart from extensive information on the safe use of ladders, steps and/or mobile scaffolds, course participants will also learn everything needed to perform the required inspections as a qualified person and document them as required under the regulations.

Target group

Every person, employer and employee who provides and uses ladders and steps and are consequently required to periodically inspect the same under BetrSichV § 3. This includes e.g. every company, public authority and employee who performs repair and maintenance work as well as occupational safety and safety officers.

Prerequisites for participation (In accordance with Technical Rules for Industrial Safety and Health 1203 (TRBS)

In order to qualify as a qualified person for inspecting ladders and steps, individuals have to have:

  • Relevant vocational training
  • Professional experience in the use of ladders and steps
  • Recently been working/employed in their relevant field

Individuals have to either have completed vocational training or hold a degree. Their professional experience has to relate to the use of ladders and steps and they may be required to provide evidence of the same. The recent employment has to have involved the requisite ladder safety expertise to ensure that the qualified person will be able to identify any risks early and professionally when inspecting ladders and steps.

Training course contents

  • A qualified person's role within a company (in accordance with TRBS)
  • Standards and regulations
  • Definition of ladders and steps
  • Safe use of ladders and steps
  • Hands-on inspections and instruction in the correct use of the inspection records
  • How to proceed in the event of a defect ladder, step or mobile scaffold
  • Test and award of certificate

Get in touch now!

Our in-house training courses will be completely tailored to your needs - you decide the date and place. The course contents will also be tailored to your company’s specific requirements. 

Get in touch with our course manager to arrange a bespoke in-house training course for your company:

 

Clemens Wald

+49 (0) 66 31 / 7 95-230

+49 (0) 66 31 / 795 - 82 30

clemens.wald@krause-systems.de

Get in touch now!

Our in-house training courses will be completely tailored to your needs - you decide the date and place. The course contents will also be tailored to your company’s specific requirements. 

Get in touch with our course manager to arrange a bespoke in-house training course for your company:

Qualified person: Why are KRAUSE seminars so important for you

According to the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV), a Qualified person for inspections is a person who has the required knowledge for testing work equipment due to her professional training, her professional experience and her recent professional activity. Qualified persons to carry out inspections must fulfil the requirements specified in the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health = BetrSichV (training relevant to the subject, professional experience and recent professional activity, knowledge of the equipment).


Liability

  • The Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV § 3) requires regular inspection of all work equipment in commercial enterprises.

Legal requirements

  • The legal requirements and the Employer's Liability Insurance Association presuppose a Qualified in each company

Cost savings

  • No more external inspectors but in-house qualified personnel with responsibility

Accident prevention and risk reduction

  • Risk reduction by professional use of access and scaffolding systems

Responsibility 

  • Clear clarification of responsibility and liability issues

Economic efficiency

  • Safe and long-term handling of work equipment

Our seminars are suitable as further training for occupational safety specialists in the sense of § 5 Par. 3 ASiG, are recognised by the Verband für Sicherheit, Gesundheit und Umweltschutz bei der Arbeit e.V. (Association for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection at Work = VDSI) and are awarded up to 2 further training points for occupational safety.

The Verband Österreichischer Sicherheits-Experten (Association of Austrian Safety Experts = VÖSI) rewards the participation in KRAUSE seminars with two VÖSI points.

The Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Arbeitssicherheit (Swiss Society for Occupational Safety = SGAS) also recognises KRAUSE seminars as further training and rewards them with 2 FBE (continuing education units) each.

 

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