The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has expanded its System Scaffold Product Inspection courses to include TRAD UK’s Plettac Metrix Scaffold System.
This addition significantly enhances safety and compliance in the UK’s growing systems scaffolding sector.
With the rising popularity of systems scaffolding in the construction industry, CISRS has been working closely with various scaffolding manufacturers and suppliers to offer a broader range of inspection courses while maintaining standardised training for system inspection. This collaborative effort has resulted in bespoke one-day inspection courses for prominent scaffolding systems, including HAKI, Layher, PERI, and now, TRAD UK’s Plettac Metrix.
The System Scaffold Product Inspection courses are designed to equip delegates with system-specific technical knowledge. The courses include a written theory test, a practical inspection examination, and a written report. Successful completion of all components is necessary to pass the course.
Alan Slater, Head of Technical and Product Support at TRAD UK, expressed enthusiasm for the introduction of the CISRS-endorsed inspection course for the Plettac Metrix Scaffold System.
He stated, “It is fantastic news that a CISRS endorsed inspection course is now available for TRAD UK’s award-winning and revolutionary Plettac Metrix Scaffold System. This will make it easier for our clients and main contractors to ensure their scaffolds are fully compliant and, most importantly, safe to use. Here, at TRAD UK, our aim is to produce and supply inherently safe systems which make life in the scaffold industry easier, to make measurable efficiencies on site without compromising health and safety, and this new course is a significant step in helping us to achieve that goal.”
The CISRS System Inspection courses are open to individuals holding a CISRS Basic (BSI) or Advanced Scaffolding Inspection (ASI) card. CISRS Scaffolders or Advanced Scaffolders with inspection endorsements obtained through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are also eligible to attend these courses.
David Abraham GradIOSH MIIRSM of Fulcrum Scaffold Safety & Training Ltd, who played a pivotal role in creating the new one-day course, emphasised the importance of safety and comprehensive training in scaffolding structures, stating, “Our commitment to safety and industry excellence is encapsulated in the launch of the Metrix Scaffolding Inspection Course. We believe that education and comprehensive training are pivotal in ensuring the well-being of every individual working with scaffolding structures.”
CISRS expressed its gratitude for the contributions of Fulcrum Scaffold Safety & Training and TRAD UK in developing this valuable new course.
For further information about system scaffold training and inspection, interested parties can visit https://cisrs.org.uk/system-scaffold-product-training-scheme/