CISRS

Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme.

New Entrant Trainee/Scaffolding Labourer (COTS) course

The CISRS One Day COTS Course is a requirement for any new CISRS Scaffolding Trainee or Scaffolding Labourer card and for Scaffolding Labourer card renewals. The CISRS card must be applied for within two years of taking the COTS course. A CISRS Trainee or Labourer card must be held for at least six months before a candidate can attend the Part 1 course.

The scheme requires candidates to have passed a Health Safety & Environment test before applying for a CISRS Scaffolding Trainee or Scaffolding Labourer card.

Course Overview

  • Relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • General Responsibilities
  • Basic Scaffold Terminology (Components & Applications)
  • Servicing of Equipment, Tube, Fittings,
  • Boards & Stock – Quality Control
  • Health, Welfare, Hygiene & Housekeeping
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Prevention & Control
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Work at Height
  • Accident Prevention & Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Transport Safety (Including Loading & Unloading)
  • Equipment & Tools
  • Manual Handling (Including a practical element)
  • Lifting Equipment Using a Rope & Wheel
  • Questions/Test paper

Duration: 1 day

Trainee Scaffolder Part 1 Course – Tube and Fitting

A CISRS Trainee or Labourer card must be held for at least six months before a candidate can attend the Part 1 course.

Course Overview

The course will cover the following elements:

  • Centre Induction and completion by candidates of Training Terms and Conditions Form
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • ½ Day Fall Prevention Training (SG4)
  • Performance Standards (BS EN 12810/11 and TG20:13) tube and fittings courses
  • General Scaffolding Awareness
  • Stability, Ties and Anchors (including TG4)
  • Manual Handling Techniques
  • Foundations & Ground Conditions
  • Methods of Access
  • Gin wheels, ropes, knots & hitches
  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Independent Tied Scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Putlog Scaffold (theory and practical) tube and fitting courses
  • Static Tower Scaffolds (theory and practical)
  • Birdcage scaffolds (theory and practical)
  • Alterations to scaffolds (e.g. changing a lift height)
  • TG20 Stair Access (theory and practical)
  • Mobile Aluminium Tower Training for Scaffolders (MATS)
  • Scaffold Inspection (theory)
  • 50 Question Test Paper (plus a 25 question mock at end of the first week)
  • Practical Test

The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and dismantle the above scaffold structure safely and in their correct sequence

Duration: 10 days

Scaffolder Part 2 Course – Tube and Fitting

Course Overview

The course will cover the following elements:

  • Centre Induction and completion by candidates of Training Terms and Conditions Form
  • ½ Day Fall Prevention & Rescue Training (SG4)
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Performance Standards (BS EN 12811 and TG20:13) and Management of Temporary Works (BS5975)
  • Basic Independent Tied Scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Bridging with prefabricated beams (theory and practical)
  • Protection Fans (theory and practical)
  • Truss-out Scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Pavement Gantry (theory and practical)
  • Loading Bay (theory and practical)
  • Roof saddle scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Splay Scaffold (circular or radial) (theory and practical)
  • Edge Protection (theory and practical)
  • TG4 Tie testing (theory and practical)
  • Basic Scaffold Inspection (theory and scaffold)
  • Mobile Aluminium Tower Training for Scaffolders (MATS)
  • Alterations (e.g. removing standards from a structure)
  • 50 Question Test Paper (plus a 25 question mock at the end of the first week)
  • Practical Test

The trainee operative will be able to interpret scaffold drawings.

The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and dismantle the above scaffolds safely and in their correct sequence.

The ‘Scaffolder’ grade is the established trade competency for the scaffolding industry and enables scaffolders to lead or partake in the majority of scaffolding operations, as covered by this training and assessment.

Duration: 10 days

CISRS NVQ completion/Skills Test

Candidates are required to achieve the NVQ element before they can complete the skills assessment, both elements need completed before they can successfully achieve the qualification. These are completed six months after the original course.

Scaffolder Part 2 Course – Tube and Fitting

Course Overview

The course will cover the following elements:

  • Centre Induction and completion by candidates of Training Terms and Conditions Form
  • ½ Day Fall Prevention & Rescue Training (SG4)
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Performance Standards (BS EN 12811 and TG20:13) and Management of Temporary Works (BS5975)
  • Basic Independent Tied Scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Bridging with prefabricated beams (theory and practical)
  • Protection Fans (theory and practical)
  • Truss-out Scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Pavement Gantry (theory and practical)
  • Loading Bay (theory and practical)
  • Roof saddle scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Splay Scaffold (circular or radial) (theory and practical)
  • Edge Protection (theory and practical)
  • TG4 Tie testing (theory and practical)
  • Basic Scaffold Inspection (theory and scaffold)
  • Mobile Aluminium Tower Training for Scaffolders (MATS)
  • Alterations (e.g. removing standards from a structure)
  • 50 Question Test Paper (plus a 25 question mock at the end of the first week)
  • Practical Test

The trainee operative will be able to interpret scaffold drawings.

The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and dismantle the above scaffolds safely and in their correct sequence.

The ‘Scaffolder’ grade is the established trade competency for the scaffolding industry and enables scaffolders to lead or partake in the majority of scaffolding operations, as covered by this training and assessment.

Duration: 10 days

CISRS NVQ completion/Skills Test

Candidates are required to achieve the NVQ element before they can complete the skills assessment, both elements need completed before they can successfully achieve the qualification. These are completed six months after the original course.

As of 1st July 2017 all CISRS Scaffolder and Advanced cards can only be renewed with a CISRS two Day Scaffolder Refresher Course.

Introduction

This course has been developed to refresh the candidate’s existing knowledge, to ensure that the candidate is made fully aware of changes in legislation and good working practices and to provide additional training, to align their skill-set with the contents of current CISRS Scaffolder/Advanced Scaffolder Courses. The induction of this course will help ensure that CISRS scaffolders maintain their status, of being a well-trained, safety conscious and highly respected sector of the construction industry.

Course Overview

The course will include General Site Health and Safety, Good Environmental Practice, Scaffold Inspection, Alloy Tower Training, Scaffold Good Practice, Temporary Works Responsibilities and a final Scaffolding Health Safety & Behavioural Test

Duration: 2 days

Happy Holidays!

Please see below for our opening times over the Christmas period.

17th – 20th Dec: Normal working hours

21st Dec: 8am – 12pm

22nd Dec – 6th Jan: CLOSED

7th Jan – Onwards: Normal working hours