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...

Scaffolding Training Resumes After Lockdown

Turbulent Times Ahead For Scaffolding Training After Lockdown

UK Scaffolding training providers are adapting to a 'new normal' after cautiously reopening their doors post lockdown. Scaffolding training is now underway at over 18 locations around the UK, with many more to follow suit in the coming weeks. Providers are showing real resilience after swiftly adapting to overcome government restrictions. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has been working...

CISRS calls for leniency on recently expired cards

CISRS calls for leniency on recently expired cards

CISRS is urging employers and those responsible for site access and card checking procedures to use their discretion towards workers whose cards have expired since 1st February 2020 until the current COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.  Due to the mass closure of CISRS approved Training Providers and the suspension of HS&E tests, scaffolding operatives are currently unable to renew their...

CISRS issues statement on Coronavirus

CISRS statement on Coronavirus

CISRS has issued an official statement after training centres across the country start to cancel or reschedule courses. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) who are now working from home have issued a Coronavirus update to its approved training establishments. They say they are looking to support both candidates and training providers during the Coronavirus outbreak. But ultimately the decision...

NOCN issues apology over CISRS card delay


The company that took over the management of issuing new CISRS cards from the CITB has publicly apologised over the fiasco. NOCN job cards took over CISRS card scheme administration services in December 2019. In a bid to resolve the backlog of card applications it has now put an emergency plan in place. It's been reported the company is also having...

New CISRS Smart cards delayed until mid February

CISRS calls for leniency on recently expired cards

CISRS tells industry to 'bear with us' after delays with its new Smart card system emerges. The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has this afternoon contacted training providers to notify them of a delay to the production of its new Smart cards. The new digital cards will not be available until mid-February. The new cards were supposed to be in...

CISRS to offer CPD courses for £50 in December


The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is running a number of subsidised CPD courses across the UK this December.  CISRS working in partnership with several of the approved training providers will deliver the 2 Day CPD course for £50 per delegate. CISRS will also waive the usual associated costs of training folders and...

World first for AIS Training in Vietnam

AIS Training Vietnam

A brand-new, purpose-built training centre in Vietnam has become the world’s first place ready to offer CISRS Level 4 Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) – the most advanced level scaffolding qualification. The state-of-the-art centre in Vung Tau City in Southern Vietnam has been built by Black Cat Insulation Technical JSC in partnership with UK...

CISRS Cards Set To Go Smart In December

CISRS statement on Coronavirus

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...


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