CISRS Cards Set To Go Smart In December

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

CISRS new smart card system is set to go live in December when NOCN Job Cards take over from CITB, but don't expect to receive your new card until January 2020. As we previously reported, the forthcoming new digital Smart cards are thanks to a new partnership between CISRS and NOCN Job Cards after...

CISRS continues to grow globally after expanding into the Caribbean

CISRS training is now available in the Caribbean

CISRS has announced its overseas training scheme is now available in the Caribbean thanks to a new partnership between Scaffolding Manufacturers Trinidad LTD (SMTL) and Simian Skill. Level 1, Level 2, Basic Inspection and Scaffolding Supervisor courses will soon be available at STML’s purpose-built training centre in Point Lisas, Trinidad, following a successful CISRS...

New Aberdeen and South Wales scaffolder training centres open

Image shows the opening of new scaffolder training centre in Aberdeen and South Wales

CISRS scaffolder training across the UK has been increased through the opening of two new centres. AIS Training which is part of the UK's biggest energy sector training provider has recently opened new training facilities in Aberdeen and Pyle, South Wales. The centre in Dyce, Aberdeen, will play host to a variety of CISRS courses including the one-day COTS course, Inspection...

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

CISRS cards are being brought into the 21st Century thanks to a new partnership between CISRS and NOCN Job Cards.  CISRS has today announced that by the end of the year, those applying for a new card will receive both a plastic card and a virtual card, which they can access via any smartphone or device.  By tapping their card on their...

Overseas training expands into Malaysia

Image shows the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme in Malaysia

CISRS scaffolder training has expanded into new territory with the opening of two new scaffolding centres in Malaysia.  The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has approved facilities, both situated in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. The new training centers will be managed and operated by Peri Malaysia in partnership with Safety and Access Ltd Courses on offer will be OSTS Level 1,...

CITB issues scaffolding training update

Image shows scaffolding training

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has issued an update on its scaffolding training reform progress. The CITB has highlighted its commitment to ensuring that the construction sector maintains access to a good supply of skilled scaffolders in the wake of the transfer of its training establishment to alternative training providers, as part of its reform programme, Vision 2020. CITB's reform...

Saudi Arabia CISRS Training Centre Success

CISRS has announced its approved training facility in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has passed its first annual accreditation audit with flying colours.  The centre, launched by TAFE Arabia (Technical and Further Education) in 2018 and operated with the support of established UK provider Simian Skill, offers a wide portfolio of scaffolding programmes...

CISRS Launches New Scaffolding Awareness Training

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

A new one-day scaffolding awareness course aimed at non-scaffolding personnel and other construction workers is now being offered at a range of CISRS training centres across the country. The course is open to anybody who has cause to work on scaffolding such as painters, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers etc, or those wanting to...

CISRS card holders urged not to panic

CISRS cards set to get a 21st Century revamp

Dave Mosley, CISRS Managing Director has urged cardholders not to panic following CSCS' "Grandfather Rights" withdrawal announcement. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recently announced plans tophase out issuing cards under Industry Accreditation or ‘Grandfather Rights’.The decision was been made to ensure all CSCS card applicants can demonstrate the achievement of a...

HAKI grows training portfolio with CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

HAKI Training

System scaffolding and temporary access provider, HAKI, will start delivering the popular 1- day CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) to customers from June 2019 onwards. The COTS course, accredited by CISRS, enables people who are new to scaffolding to learn about basics of the industry and how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment. Knowledge is then assessed at...