Stairways & Ladders for Construction Training
Construction Safety Training

Stairways & Ladders for Construction - Online Training Course

Proper set up, maintenance and use of ladders and stairs is critical to preventing falls and injuries. What’s more, ladders (29 CFR 1926.1053) was the sixth most cited OSHA violation in 2018. This online course provides essential information on potential hazards and protective measures that can prevent injuries.


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You often depend on ladders and stairways to take you to the heights that need to be reached. Falls from any height are a serious safety concern. Injury often affects multiple body parts - such as your back, knees, ankles, wrists, and head. Ladders and stairs are simple tools; however, proper set up, maintenance, and use are required.

This online course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the rules for stairways and ladders, as well as insight into potential hazards and protective measures that can prevent injuries.

After completing this Stairways & Ladders Training for Construction online course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize potential hazards related to stairways and ladders Identify ways to minimize stairway and ladder hazards
  • Describe the proper construction, use, placement, and care in handling stairways and ladders
  • Choose the best stairway or ladder for a given job

The J. J. Keller Stairways & Ladders for Construction online course covers the following topics:

Potential Hazards

  • Injury
  • Falling
  • Tripping
  • Minimize Hazards
  • General Requirements


  • Choosing the Right Ladder
  • Types of Ladders
  • Ladder Safety
  • Placing a Straight Ladder
  • Climbing a Ladder
  • Ladder Dos and Donts


  • Misstep
  • Handrail vs. Stairrail
  • Safety Requirements
  • Temporary Stairs
  • Protect Yourself

Intended Audience: All general construction workers

Course Length: 45 minutes

Regulations Covered: 29 CFR 1926 Subpart X

Copyright Date: 2018


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Stairways for General Industry

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Stairways for General Industry

Designed to help learners understand OSHA stairs requirements and identify ways to prevent injuries while using them.

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