First CISRS Centre Opens in Kazakhstan

3t Training Services, in partnership with the Access Coatings Group (ACG), has achieved a landmark milestone by opening the country's first Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Centre.

In a significant development for Kazakhstan’s industrial sector, 3t Training Services, in partnership with the Access Coatings Group (ACG), has achieved a landmark milestone by opening the country’s first Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Centre. 

Situated within the expansive Tengiz oilfield project, the facility has garnered CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) accreditation, marking a pivotal step in advancing local workforce qualifications to globally recognised standards.

The Tengiz oilfield, discovered in 1979, is among the world’s largest, boasting recoverable oil reserves exceeding 6 billion barrels and 18 billion cubic meters of gas. Establishing the CISRS Centre at such a strategic location highlights the industry’s commitment to safety, quality, and excellence in scaffolding training and operations.

The newly accredited centre is equipped to offer an array of critical scaffolding courses, including Level 1 and Level 2 Scaffolding and Basic Scaffold Inspection training. With an eye toward future growth, plans are already underway to expand the centre’s offerings. Anticipated additions include system scaffold product training for Peri and Cuplok systems and a comprehensive Scaffolding Supervisor programme.

Established in 2013, ACG has a solid track record of delivering specialised industrial services across the region, including scaffolding, painting, and insulation. This initiative reflects ACG’s dedication to fostering local talent and adhering to the highest industry standards globally.

Tony Turnbull, COO of ACG, expressed pride in his team’s achievement, highlighting the rigorous effort involved in attaining CISRS accreditation. “Achieving this internationally recognised qualification signifies our commitment to excellence and safety in the scaffolding industry,” Turnbull remarked. He extended special thanks to 3t Training Services, particularly acknowledging Gary Brown’s crucial support in finalising the accreditation process.

Emma Howorth, General Manager at 3t, conveyed her enthusiasm about the collaboration with ACG and the establishment of a state-of-the-art CISRS training facility in Tengiz. “Our joint effort aims to upskill the local workforce, ensuring that they meet international standards. We are grateful for CISRS’s support in making this achievement possible,” Howorth stated.

Dave Mosley, CISRS Managing Director, praised the Tengiz centre’s setup following his audit visit. He was particularly impressed by the ongoing plans to further enhance the facility with new classrooms, office spaces, and a kitchen breakout area for delegates, which he believes will significantly enrich the training experience.