CISRS OSTS Continues to Expand in UAE


The Overseas Scaffolders Training Scheme (OSTS) is growing in the UAE in terms of both availability and demand, CISRS have said.

CISRS management was in Abu Dhabi last week to carry out a pre-accreditation visit at Safety & Access and Aecor’s new training centre. The new facility will deliver Level 1, 2 and 3 scaffolding training, Basic Scaffold Inspection, Supervisor training and CPD courses once it becomes operational in four to six weeks’ time.

In a statement released by the scheme, they also reported, whilst in the region, CISRS held meetings with two major construction companies to promote the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) and the new centre.

CISRS officials met with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), the largest engineering and construction company in the Middle East with more than 110,000 employees, and Target Engineering Construction Company, which is involved in projects in civil, mechanical, marine construction, electrical – power and instrumentation/control works and MEP works for both onshore and offshore-based oil and gas sectors and the commercial sector. 

In Dubai, Simian Skill passed the CISRS OSTS annual accreditation visit with flying colours.

Training numbers are up year-on-year at the facility, which delivers Level 1 and 2 scaffolder training, Basic and Advanced Scaffold inspection, Scaffold Supervisor training and even a CPD course for UK ex-pats.

David Mosley, CISRS Managing Director, said: “It’s great to see increased interest in CISRS OSTS both in the UAE and further afield. It’s a real positive step that major clients are becoming more aware of CISRS OSTS and looking to implement it for their workforce. 

“I look forward to seeing the new centre in Abu Dhabi up and running when work has been completed.”  

Safety & Access and Aecor currently operate training centres in Nepal and Qatar. As well as Dubai, Simian Skill instructors are delivering training around the globe, including in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Nigeria.