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CISRS Scaffold Inspection Basic

Course Snapshot

  • Max No. Delegates 12
  • Validity 60 Months
  • Price including cerficate £495.00

Additional Course Notes

Start date
30/11/2021 - 08:30
3 Days
10/01/2022 - 08:30
3 Days
02/02/2022 - 08:30
3 Days
02/03/2022 - 08:30
3 Days
11/04/2022 - 08:30
3 Days

Course Aims

This SITS (Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme) course is intended to give attendees such knowledge so as to enable them to understand how to inspect basic and some simple designed scaffolding structures in traditional tube and fittings in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and scaffolding industry best practice.

The overall aim is to develop in trainees an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds and some simple designed structure’s and to comply with current regulations and industry best practice.

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
Identify and inspect tubes, fittings, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes correctly.
State the main requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Work at Height Regulations 2005 and scaffolding industry best practice.

Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:
-Foundations and ground conditions
-Scaffold ties and stability
-Working platforms, handrails and toe-boards
-Methods of access and egress
Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds
Complete and maintain reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005

Course Entry Requirements

Pre-requisites for Candidates:

This course is intended for persons responsible for inspecting and checking basic tube and fitting scaffolds. In order to attend this course CISRS will require delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, which would have come from time spent in their individual industry sector e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing, petrochemical, oil and gas etc.

Those meeting one of the following criteria will be accepted onto the course

  1. Delegates that hold a current CISRS Scaffolder card
  2. Delegates holds a current CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card
  3. Delegates holds a current CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor card
  4. Delegates that hold a current or expired CISRS Basic Inspection card and is attending the course in order to renew their card
  5. Please note individuals holding CISRS Labourer, Trainee and BASE cards will not be deemed eligible to attend a CISRS Basic SITS course, unless they satisfy the criteria detailed below. Individuals not holding an eligible CISRS card, detailed above, wishing to attend the course will be required to submit a CV with contactable references and or/certificates, together with a letter from an employer confirming their awareness and experience of scaffolding structures gained via their role within industry and confirmation that the delegate has had a minimum of 2 years of experience in this role.

Examples of acceptable roles are:

  • Scaffold Designer
  • Contracts Manager
  • Engineer
  • Site Agent/Manager
  • H&S Manager
  • HSE Inspector
  • Scaffolding Inspector who has previously attended a non CISRS Scaffold Inspection/Awareness course at least 2 years before the start of the CISRS Basic SITS course.

Delegates who do not have any previous knowledge or experience of scaffolding will not be eligible to attend this course. Individuals in this position would be advised to consider attending a general scaffold appreciation/awareness course and then obtain the required experience and/or qualifications as outlined above prior to committing to inspection training.

Delegates must have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the CISRS BSITS course or alternatively hold an accepted Health and Safety exemption.

Course Content

Introduction and welcome
Course scope, aims and objectives
Legal overview
Inspections/hand-over procedures/ scaff tag system
European Standards (BS EN 12811)
N.A.S.C guidance document SG4:15
Working at Heights Regulations 2005
Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
Scaffold components/materials
Scaffold terminology
Means of access and Egress
Gin wheels and ropes
Scaffold foundations
Scaffold ties
Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds
Working platforms
Basic independent tied and putlog scaffolds 
TG20 compliant scaffolds (e.g. bridging with beams, protection fans, freestanding towers, lift shaft towers, ladder access towers, birdcages, loading bays and chimney stack scaffolds )

The successful achievement of the above training objectives will be demonstrated using the following assessment methods:
Theory test to assess trainees comprehension of course
Practical scaffolding inspections

Who will benefit

This is a course aimed at persons responsible for inspecting tube and fitting scaffold and completing a report in accordance to the Work at Height Regulations 2005.