Simian International is making it easier for CISRS Scaffolders to keep their UK card status in the UAE with new CPD programs.
Simian International, a leading provider of scaffolding training and safety solutions, is making it easier for CISRS Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders working overseas to maintain their UK card status by offering the UK CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program at their state-of-the-art facility in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The move comes in response to the growing number of UK expatriates working and residing in the UAE and the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions keen on keeping their CISRS UK card up-to-date. Returning to the UK for CPD requirements can be impractical for cardholders, making Abu Dhabi a much more convenient option.
While UK CPD courses have been conducted overseas in the past, Simian International and CISRS hope to make them a regular fixture in the training calendar. If successful, this initiative could potentially expand to include other training providers and regions.
Ian Fyall, Managing Partner at Simian International, stated, “We have delivered Scaffolder CPD outside the UK on an ‘as and when’ required basis. We do have the capacity to carry these out several times a year and would be happy to do so to meet demand if required.”
Dave Mosley, Managing Director of CISRS, highlighted the significance of this offering for Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders working in the UAE, especially those in the Oil, Gas, and Energy sectors, often serving in supervisory and management roles.
“We are very pleased that they see the value in their qualifications and feel it is a positive move to help them keep their UK CISRS status without the time and expense of traveling back home,” he said.
“It’s a case of informing people that this option is available, and we hope by letting them know it will increase demand and thus trigger more course availability.”
The next UK CPD course is scheduled for February 18th and 19th, 2024. Limited spaces are still available, so interested individuals are encouraged to secure their spots as soon as possible.
For further information and booking inquiries, please visit Simian International’s website or contact them directly.