New Stay Safe at Height training course announced by CISRS

CISRS have announced they are introducing a new Stay Safe at Heights Scaffold Awareness course. The one day course will be open to tradesmen and construction workers such as bricklayers, painters and electricians.CISRS say delegates will have a better understanding and appreciation of the core components of a safe scaffold and will be able to identify the potential dangers of...

New scaffolder training centre opens in Qatar

CISRS OSTS

Safety and Access and Aecor International Training have gained Overseas Scaffolders Training (OSTS) accreditation from CISRS for a new centre in Al Khor, Qatar. The UK training firm and Aecor International already have a very successful partnership with their centre in Nepal and are hoping to emulate that in the Middle East.According to CISRS, there are many Nepalese scaffolders working...

Exclusive: Ambitious Partnership Replaces CITB

A new dynamic partnership between Waltham Forest Council and Dudley College of Technology will replace the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in National Construction College. This exciting Leyton combination also sees scaffolding training provider Simian teaming up with both the Dudley establishment and the council, to meet the demands of traditional trades. It will, of course, provide the high-quality tuition...

Annual CISRS Instructors Conference Takes Place

CISRS Instructors Conference

The annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place this week at NCC's training facility in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. More than 40 instructors from CISRS centres across the UK attended the one-day event. The latest scaffolder training news and updates were shared and discussed.The conference was chaired by David Mosley, CISRS Scheme Manager, who gave a presentation covering updates to Pt1, Pt2 and...

West Anglian Training Association falls into Administration

WATA

A leading scaffolding training provider has ceased trading leaving many scaffolders deeply concerned they will be left out of pocket. According to sources the Cambridgeshire based training firm West Anglian Training Association Ltd (WATA) unexpectedly fell into administration yesterday (17th Oct).WATA provided a broad range of training including scaffolding, health, safety and environmental, quality management, electrical and mechanical skills training.Many people...

First CISRS Approved Scaffolding Training Centre Opens In Doha

CISRS OSTS training centre in Qatar, Simian International

The overseas arm of CISRS the (OSTS) Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme has once again increased it's reach in the Middle East with the addition of a newly accredited training centre in Qatar.International training provider Simian has partnered up with the Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) allowing a range of scaffolding courses to be provided at its facility in Doha. Delegates visiting...

Swedish scaffolding association given CISRS training centre tour

Scaffolding training tour

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) arranged for more than 70 Swedish scaffolding industry professionals to gain a first-hand feel for scaffolding training in the UK during a visit to the National Construction College near Glasgow.The Swedish group consisting of members of the STIB, an association of Swedish scaffolding contractors...

Simian expands training into North Wales

Simian Risk

 Simian Risk continues to expand their training reach after signing a memorandum of understanding with Anglesey-based Grwp Llandrillo Menai.The signed agreement which was made at the Anglesey Agricultural Show will enable Simian's scaffolding training courses rolled out at Grwp Llandrillo Menai new world-class training facility. The Construction Infrastructure Skills Training Centre (CIST) will be fully operational and running by early 2019,...

Partnership brings first CISRS approved training centre to Saudi Arabia

A new CISRS approved scaffolding training facility in Saudi Arabia has been launched by TAFE Arabia (Technical and Further Education) in partnership with Simian Skill. At the new training facility, located in Dammam, operatives will be able to undertake CISRS Overseas Scaffolders Training Scheme (OSTS) Level 1 and 2, Basic Inspection, Scaffolding Supervisor and OSTS CPD courses.Abdulghani Alrumaih, CEO of TAFE...

CISRS CPD One Year On

Since CISRS introduced the Scaffolder CPD in July 2017, more than 2,500 scaffolders have now completed the mandatory two-day course. The industry recognised scheme announced their controversial intent to introduce the CPD requirement around 12 months ahead of its launch date although not all within the industry welcomed the news with open arms.However, CISRS have said in a recent...

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