Overseas training expands into Malaysia

Image shows the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme in Malaysia

CISRS scaffolder training has expanded into new territory with the opening of two new scaffolding centres in Malaysia. 

The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has approved facilities, both situated in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur.

The new training centers will be managed and operated by Peri Malaysia in partnership with Safety and Access Ltd

Courses on offer will be OSTS Level 1, 2, Basic Inspection and Supervisor training across the two sites. 

Geoff Mulligan, Scaffolding Training Manager at Peri Malaysia, said: “We’re thrilled that our two new centres have been accredited by CISRS. These facilities will enable us to deliver first-class CISRS training to local scaffolders, NASC best practice guidance to local contractors and encourage the acceptance of using working at height training in the region in line with UK and EN standards.

“I’d like to thank Bernhard Steinle, Head of Engineering Services at Peri Asia Pacific, and Claudia Barraza, Head of Training at Peri Asia Pacific, for their tireless efforts in helping us reach this training milestone. In addition, Muazan Mohamad, Ezuwar Yahaya and Nur Afiqah Binti Hamdan have played key roles in ensuring that training at our new centres has got off to a great start.”

David Mosley, NASC Training Director and CISRS Managing Director, said: “Peri and Safety and Access have opened two excellent facilities in Malaysia.

It is a country which has a very positive attitude when it comes to operative training and safety and we hope that the introduction of CISRS OSTS can help them to maintain a skilled and competent scaffolding workforce.”

Whilst in Selangor, CISRS and Peri gave a presentation on what the provider and OSTS could offer the sector within the region.

Delegates included the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Petronas Marine and Heavy Engineering, National Institute of Occupational Safety and training providers Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM), SATC and KTC.