Safe Stacking & Storage, Ladders and Handtool inspections

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Course Description:

Ladders and Handtool Inspections course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct thorough inspections of ladders and handtools, ensuring they meet safety standards and regulations. The course will cover the legal requirements, best practices for maintenance, and the identification of potential hazards associated with the use of these tools.

Ladders and Handtool Inspections Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the legal requirements for ladder and handtool safety.
  • Identify the different types of ladders and handtools and their specific inspection criteria.
  • Learn the steps for conducting detailed inspections and recognizing signs of wear, damage, or defects.
  • Gain knowledge on proper maintenance and storage practices to prolong the life of ladders and handtools.
  • Develop the ability to create and maintain inspection records that comply with safety regulations.
  • Safe stacking & storage principles and practices.

Ladders and Handtool Inspections Course Modules:

  1. Introduction to Ladder and Handtool Safety
    • Overview of workplace safety
    • Importance of regular inspections
  2. Legal Framework and Compliance
    • Understanding the OHS Act and Regulations
    • Employer and employee responsibilities
  3. Types of Ladders and Handtools
    • Characteristics and uses of different hantools
    • Correct usage of handtools
    • Types of ladders
    • Ladder specifications according to the regulation
    • Storage principles relating to handtools and ladders
    • Material-specific considerations
  4. Inspection Techniques
    • Step-by-step guide to inspecting ladders and handtools
    • Common issues and red flags
  5. Maintenance and Repair
    • Best practices for maintaining equipment
    • When and how to perform repairs
    • Out of use specifications
  6. Documentation and Record Keeping
    • Creating effective inspection reports
    • Legal implications of record keeping
  7. Practical Application
    • Hands-on inspection exercises
    • Case studies and real-world scenarios

Safe Stacking and Storage:

  1. Stability & Accessibility.
  2. Shelving
  3. Pallets
  4. Height clearance
  5. Applicable Signage
  6. Regular Inspections of warehouse, and other storage areas.
  7. Emergency Planning

Target Audience:

This course is ideal for safety officers, maintenance personnel, construction workers, warehouse staff, and anyone responsible for the use or supervision of ladders and handtools in the workplace.