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...

CISRS Partners with Providers to Offer Subsidised CPD Courses

CISRS CPD

CISRS announces deal with select training providers to deliver CPD courses at £50 per head. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) have announced they are marking the first anniversary of the introduction of CPD courses for scaffolders by running a number of reduced cost courses across the UK.CISRS has stated that they have reached an agreement with a number...

First overseas scaffolding CPD courses get underway

Safety & Access deliver first overseas scaffolding CPD

Safety & Access in conjunction with their partners Special Technical Services (STS) in Oman has successfully delivered the first ever overseas scaffolding CPD courses. The CISRS Overseas Scheme (OSTS) has developed the two-day course to mirror the UK requirements and the first courses were delivered this week by Safety & Access Senior Instructor Rob Nicholls.The CPD courses were delivered at...

First OSTS Scaffolding Supervisor Course Completed in Vietnam

A dozen experienced scaffolders have completed the first CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) course delivered in Vietnam.The scaffolders comprised of 11 men and one woman they have worked on sites throughout Asia. They undertook the in-depth and informative training at the AIS / Black Cat JSC Ltd a CISRS-approved training centre in Vang Tau.Thuyen Cao, Deputy Head of the...

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