Safety & Access Open The First Scaffolding and Access Training Centre in South Korea



Safety & Access are extremely proud to announce that they have become the first CISRS UK registered training providers to gain overseas accreditation for a commercial scaffolding and access training centre in South Korea.

The centre will primarily be serving Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) business from the Geoje Site in the south of the country with an additional management training facility located within the nearby city of Busan. Joint Managing Director Rick Statham commented: We are delighted to have achieved a long term partnership status with SHI for the delivery of scaffold and access related management and skills training. Work at height is a high risk occupation and we are committed to the delivery of safe, quality training standards. To be the first in Korea to achieve CISRS status is a huge boost to the independent credibility of our delivery and one that will only strengthen the commercial position of all involved.

Courses that are now available include:

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 1 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 2 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 3 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolding Supervisor Course – 3 Day

CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection Course – 2 Day

All training will initially be delivered by full time UK registered instructors and successful completion of the training will result in the Issue of CISRS official Certification and Skills Cards.

An Independent CISRS audit took place at the sites in Korea by Mr David Mosley (CISRS Scheme Manager) visiting from the UK which resulted in successful accreditation of the facilities for the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS).

Mr Mosley commented: Whilst CISRS has been the recognised standard for Scaffolding training and qualification in the UK for 40 years the CISRS Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) is still in its infancy as such we are extremely pleased to be working with a major international business such as Samsung Heavy Industry. We applaud their commitment to implementing scaffolding training standards which far exceed current practices in their region. It’s heartening to see an organisation that views investment in training which will in turn improve safety and efficiency on site as an added value to their company rather than a cost. By working with long established UK CISRS provider Safety and Access, we are confident that good practices delivered in training will be transferred to the scaffolding standards on site

Also pleased with the results and representing the ship owners using SHI construction facilities is Mr Jim Quaile CPF HSE Scaffolding Supervisor on the Ichthys Project for INPEX. Mr Quaile commented: “We have seen a significant improvement in the standard of scaffold which is directly related to the training package delivered on site by Safety & Access. We are looking forward to a continued commitment to raising even further the standards of quality and safety on site regarding scaffolding.”