UK Driven Training Centre In Vietnam


A leading industrial trainer in the North East of England has opened a training centre in Vietnam.

AIS Training’s state-of-the-art centre will be run in conjunction with their partner in the territory Black Cat, to help train more than 200 employees. It’s also expected to service the training requirements of the lucrative Indo-China oil and gas and construction markets. This move will strengthen the existing business relationship between AIS and Black Cat.

AIS Training Vietnam
Left to right: Dave Mosley, CISRS, Paul Attrill AIS Training, Quynh Pharm, Black Cat, Dave Adams, AIS Training, Ho Minh Kha, Black Cat celebrate CISRS accreditation for new Vietnamese training centre.

Currently Black Cat acts as agent and distributor throughout Indo-China for AIS’s award-winning technical insulation products, used to protect machinery and structures from corrosion, weather, noise and temperature extremes. Black Cat is a major supplier to the Indo-China oil and gas and industrial sectors providing and installing insulation, protective coatings and passive fire protection systems via scaffolding.

“We are delighted to establish this new state-of-the-art training centre in Vietnam and are pleased to now be part of the CISRS Overseas (OSTS) Scheme,” said David Adams, scaffolding instructor at AIS Training.

“Current skills training in the area adheres to local standards but there is a real drive by Black Cat to bring skills and competencies in line with UK standards, globally acknowledged as being the highest quality available. Over the past twelve months AIS Training has developed its own world-class scaffolding centre in the North of England and we intend to replicate this success in Vietnam.”

The centre has now been accredited by global scaffolding body, CISRS as an official overseas scaffolder training scheme (OSTS) centre, and is approved to offer a range of CISRS courses including Level 1 Scaffolder, Basic Scaffold Inspection and Scaffolding Supervisor training. AIS personnel carried out their own intensive seven-day audit, prior to the successful CISRS accreditation visit.

It has certainly impressed Dave Mosley CISRS Scheme Manager who told us: “Congratulations to AIS and Black Cat on gaining CISRS OSTS accreditation in Vietnam. They have a great facility and with the support and expertise of AIS’ UK Instructors I am sure they will be very successful. The introduction of CISRS OSTS is a major step forward for the scaffolding sector in this region.” This combined scheme will offer important internationally-recognised scaffolding and insulation courses.

Dave Adams added: “We want to establish this new facility as a training centre of excellence in the Indo-China region where people can be trained to internationally-recognised standards.”

This will both fully secure a new global link for AIS Training, while providing expertise to the people of Vietnam.