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...

First female completes Overseas Scaffolder Training

Female Safety Officer becomes the first woman to attend and complete CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training. CISRS have announced that Miss Hien Pham, a Safety Officer with Black Cat JSC Ltd has successfully completed both OSTS Level 1 Scaffolder and Basic Scaffold Inspection courses at the AIS/Blackcat CISRS approved Training centre located in Vang Tau, Vietnam.Miss Pham becomes the first female...

CISRS Respond to new scaffolder training scheme announcement

CISRS

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has issued a statement after the news of a rival training scheme was announced last week. The Scaffolding Association (SA) last week unveiled their plans to set up the Access Industry Training Scheme (AITS), which they say will increase training and skills delivery capacity for our industry.Within the announcement, SA claimed research into...

CPD scaffolder training to be funded by employer

CISRS CPD

All NASC members are set to pay for the scaffolder CPD course according to a new statement of clarification within the Working Rule Agreement (WRA). The requirement for Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders to complete the mandatory CISRS 2-day CPD course has been in place since 1st July 2017.The hotly debated issue of who pays for the CPD training has been on...

Over 1000 Scaffolders have renewed CISRS card via CPD

CISRS CPD

Over 1000 Scaffolders and Advanced scaffolders have now attended the CISRS CPD course. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) have announced that over 1000 Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders have now attended the CISRS CPD course and applied to renew their CISRS cards under the new scheme rules.The requirement for scaffolders to complete the 2-day course prior to card renewal...

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