Ladders, Work Platforms, and Fall Protection in Construction

3 modules

Course Length
30 mins

IHSA eLearning



Falls to a lower level continues to be the top cause of on-the-job fatalities in the Ontario construction industry. The most common heights of fatal falls are between 6 metres and 3 metres, and the most common locations for fatalities is the edge of the roof and ladders. 

This eLearning module will help learners identify the safe use practices related to ladders and work platforms, as well as the common methods to control fall hazards in construction.

A minimum of 80% on the module questions must be achieved to achieve a certificate of completion. Learners will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their results and retry any questions. Learners must get to the last slide of the module and Click Exit module for completion to be recorded.


By the end of this program, learners will be able to:

  1.  Identify common construction situations in which ladders could be used safely.
  2.  Identify how to safety carry, position, secure, and use different types of ladders.
  3.  Recognize how to properly inspect and care for ladders and work platforms.
  4.  Identify types of equipment that can be used as work platforms.
  5.  Identify when personal fall protection equipment is needed to work on ladders or work platforms.
  6.  Recognize training requirements for working on EWPs and suspended access equipment.
  7.  Recognize the common hazards of falls to a lower level.
  8.  Recognize the common methods to control fall hazards in construction.
  9.  Recognize the training requirements for the use of fall protection systems, equipment, and PPE.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate IHSA Record of Training.

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