A brand-new, purpose-built training centre in Vietnam has become the world’s first place ready to offer CISRS Level 4 Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) – the most advanced level scaffolding qualification.
The state-of-the-art centre in Vung Tau City in Southern Vietnam has been built by Black Cat Insulation Technical JSC in partnership with UK training provider, AIS Training to service the training requirements of the lucrative Indo-China oil and gas and construction markets.
This new centre replaces the previous AIS Training / Black Cat training centre, which was launched in 2017, and will help to raise standards for experienced scaffolders across South East Asia and beyond.
It is the latest in a long list of achievements for the Black Cat and AIS Training partnership. Since their joint training centre opened, it has proved overwhelming successful attracting hundreds of delegates from the Indo-China region. CISRS has consistency given excellent feedback on the facilities and the centre recently passed another yearly audit with flying colours.
As well as preparing for the new Level 4 OSTS qualification, the new centre is accredited to deliver OSTS Level 1 and 2, Basic Scaffold Inspection and Advanced Scaffold Inspection and Supervisors courses.
David John Adams, scaffolding manager at AIS Training said: “Our overseas partner, Black Cat, has put an enormous amount of dedication and investment into this outstanding facility.
“We are delighted our centre has become the very first place ready and waiting for approval to deliver the CISRS Level 4 OSTS qualification. It is a credit to both the region and the people for its dedication and determination to adopt new training standards so quickly. AIS Training and Black Cat have worked very hard over the last few years to bring a world class standard of scaffolding training to the region and this new facility will help to raise the bar further.”
Trevor Donoghue, CISRS accreditation auditor, said: “Black Cat and AIS Training have developed a fantastic facility here in Vietnam which is boosting scaffolding skills across the whole of South East Asia. An immense amount of thought and hard work has gone into creating this new centre and the high-quality facilities are capable of housing Level 3&4 courses. Once the centre moves through the CISRS OSTS progression routes it will be ready to achieve further accreditation.”
To find out more please visit training.aisgroup.co.uk