Scaffolding training gets green light to restart


Scaffolding training establishments have now been given the green light to reopen following the national lockdown restrictions imposed in January. Around half of the CISRS registered scaffolding training centres across the UK have been temporarily closed due to the national lockdown. But thanks to the recent Government's roadmap out of lockdown announcement those centres that had to close are preparing to...

Midlands college still open despite lockdown


The Construction College Midlands, formerly the National Construction College Birmingham is reassuring local firms that it is open as usual. It's open for commercial courses for key industry workers, the college said which includes those in construction, utilities and estates operations. Walsall College acquired the site in Kings Norton in December 2020 from the CITB. The sale included the land, buildings and...

Have Your Say on CISRS CPD


CISRS continues to seek anonymous views on its Scaffolders CPD refresher training. Time is running out to have your say on the CISRS CPD course, the survey is set to close at the end of this month. CISRS who launched the survey back in November 2020 is aiming to gauge anonymous views from the industry on how the CPD course structure...

CISRS brings clarity with wording change

CISRS Card wording change

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is set to change the wording for endorsements on the rear of all new CISRS cards in a bid to bring clarity to the card system. From the 1st February 2021 the wording of certain endorsements and the order in which they appear will change on most CISRS cards issued. The first endorsement on...

New scaffolding training facility provides boost for North Wales


Ambitious plans for the construction industry in North Wales have taken a step forward with the opening of an accredited training facility for scaffolders. The new £2.1m training facility at [email protected]’s Centre for Infrastructure, Skills and Technology (CIST) at Llangefni, Anglesey is supported by the Welsh Government Energy Island funding and enables the CIST Centre Llangefni to expand its portfolio...

Scaffolding training continues despite UK national lockdown

Safety & Access

Several CISRS training providers are still supporting the industry, despite the UK national lockdown, it's been revealed. In a bid to curb the second wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic the UK government ordered the country to enter its third national lockdown earlier this week. Schools, colleges and universities also had to close with a number of scaffolding training centres...

Extension plans discussed at CISRS accreditation audit

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands

CISRS has carried out its first accreditation audit at Walsall College’s Midlands scaffolding training centre in Birmingham. The audit was conducted at what was formerly operated by CITB as it's National Construction College (NCC) Midlands, CISRS reports that the audit was completed without incident. During the visit, CISRS Managing Director Dave...

CISRS seeks anonymous views on Scaffolders CPD training


CISRS has launched a short and anonymous CPD survey to gauge the views from the industry on its somewhat controversial Scaffolders refresher training. Since CISRS introduced the Scaffolders CPD in July 2017, more than 60% of scaffolders have now completed the mandatory two-day course. Scaffolders CPD was originally introduced following a request from the Health & Safety Executive to incorporate a...

First scaffolding Trailblazer Assessments take place

Five scaffolding apprentices have become the first cohort in the UK to successfully complete their Scaffolding Trailblazer End Point Assessment

Five scaffolding apprentices have become the first cohort in the UK to successfully complete their Scaffolding Trailblazer End Point Assessment (EPA) at NETA Training in Teesside.  CISRS have said Michael Allan, an experienced CISRS instructor of JMA Contract Services, put the group through their paces over the 2-day assessment. The delegates had to successfully erect a small structure individually, erect...

Overseas Scaffolding Training Recommences

Overseas scaffolding training recommences

Overseas scaffolding training is slowly beginning to recommence at a number of training centres across the globe, CISRS has reported. Simian International’s Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in Dubai and the Simian/QISC partnership in Qatar have both reopened, having been closed. for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Abid Gul, Simian Skill’s Senior CISRS Instructor in Dubai, said: “We’re...


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