The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) was formed more than 40 years ago to ensure that those workers and managers who set up, inspect or deal closely with scaffolding systems and similar equipment are both skilled in its use and understand the necessary safety principles to do so without undue risk.
Broadly speaking there are three categories of CISRS classes:
Simply put, you will have a great deal of trouble finding work even as a trainee scaffolding worker without at least COTS training. It is considered the industry standard for basic skill and safety training.
As you move through your career in scaffolding, more advanced CISRS classes will become necessary, both from the point of view of your employability and in order to give you the skills you need to succeed in a more responsible role.
Which scaffolding course you take should be determined by the level of your current role, and whether you aspire to move up the hierarchy on the near future.
This is the most basic level of CISRS certification, and should be taken as part of your introduction to scaffolding work.
The first section of CISRS certification gives you a more thorough grounding in basic scaffolding skills, giving you the ability to work with more kinds of equipment safely and reliably
Part 2 of CISRS certification can only be taken 6 months or more after getting your Part 1 certification. It is more advanced, and necessary before you can claim your Blue (Scaffolder) CISRS Card.
This class will help you understand both the industry standards for scaffolding inspection and the most recent legislation about how inspection must be performed.
This course is open to manager and supervisor-level scaffolding inspectors, and focuses both on advances skills and the supervision of others.
Last updated: Tuesday 18 December 2018 13:01:17