Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme

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Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCAFFOLDERS RECORD SCHEME
CAP 609
Revised January 2011
General InformatIon
Booklet
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l SMSTS 2 Day Refresher
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCAFFOLDERS RECORD SCHEME
CAP 609
Revised January 2011
General InformatIon
Booklet
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CONSTRUCTION SKILLS
CERTIFICATION SCHEME
AFFILIATED
CISRS General Information Booklet
Published by:
Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS)
First published 1978
Revised 1986
Revised 1988
Revised 1993
Revised 1996 (twice)
Revised 1997
Revised 2000
Revised 2003
Revised 2007
Revised 2008
Revised 2011
© Copyright CISRS 2011
NOTES
CISRS Limited is responsible for the management and administration of
Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS).
CISRS is grateful for the advice given on the contents of this publication by the
NASC, the Access & Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation (ASITO) and its
members.
CISRS has made every effort to ensure that the information contained within this
publication is accurate. CISRS accept no liability whatsoever in connection with this
document or any part thereof.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a
retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
photocopying, recording or otherwise, without permission in writing from the
CISRS.
Acknowledgements
CISRS would like to thank all those who allowed us to use photographs of them,
their equipment or training centre. Simian-Skills Ltd, NCC.
Typeset/Printed by: Witherbys Lithoflow Printing, London
Contents
Contents
Foreword
1. Scope of the Scheme
2. Scaffolding Operative Schemes
2.1 CISRS Scaffolder (Tube and Fittings Route)
2.1.1 Trainee Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
2.1.2 Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
2.1.3 Advanced Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
2.1.4 Youth Training
2.2 CISRS Scaffolder (System Scaffolding Route)
2.2.1 Trainee Scaffolder (System)
2.2.2 Scaffolder (System)
2.3 System Scaffold Product Training Scheme (SSPTS)
2.4 Basic Access System Erector (BASE)
2.5 Scaffolding Labourer Card
3. Scaffolding Management and Supervisory Training
3.1 Scaffolding Supervisor
4. Scaffold Inspection Training
4.1 Basic Scaffold Inspection
4.2 Advanced Scaffold Inspection
5. Vocational Qualification
5.1 Work Based Evidence
5.2 Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)
6. Record Cards
6.1 Applying for a new record card
6.2 CSCS Health & Safety Test and Equivalents
6.3 Card renewals
6.4 Upgrading old CITB Cards
6.5 Lost Cards
6.6 Card withdrawal/cancellation
6.7 Checking Record Cards
6.8 Appeals Process
7. Grant Aid and Training Funding
7.1 CITB-Construction Skills Grants available 2008 (CISRS Adult)
Appendices
A Training Objectives – Trainee Scaffolder (Part 1) Course
B Training Objectives – Scaffolder (Part 2) Course
C Training Objectives – Advanced Scaffolder Course
D Training Objectives – Trainee Scaffolder (Part 1) Course Systems
Scaffolding
E Training Objectives – Scaffolder (Part 2) Course Systems Scaffolding
F Training Objectives – Systems Scaffold Product Training Scheme
G N/SVQ Access and Rigging Operations Units
H Useful Contacts
I CISRS Approved Providers
J SSPTS Recognised Systems Scaffolding Products
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Maintaining High Standards in Scaffolding
Safeguard
your work
The Construction and Building Industry are driving the
increase and demand for NASC members.
Numerous pro-active main contractors, clients and
local authorities are already insisting that their scaffolding
contractor must be a NASC member.
Scaffolding firms are finding it harder and harder to gain
work on sites without these credentials.
Such developments are not surprising given the strict
competence requirements under CDM 2007 for clients
and contractors to demonstrate their own competence
and be satisfied as to the competence of those engaged.
For more information on finding your nearest
rigorously regulated scaffolding firm, please visit
our website: www.nasc.org.uk
NatioNal access aNd scaffoldiNg coNfederatioN
www.nasc.org.uk
Foreword
Foreword
The Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS) has been in place
for over 30 years. It is one of the oldest trade card schemes in existence. CISRS has
continually strived to maintain the highest standards in scaffolding training. In the current
climate of skills shortages, the CISRS has resisted the urge to dilute its scheme and has
in fact sought to make it more inclusive incorporating relevant industry changes as they
happen, be they legislative or through Technical/Health and Safety advancement.
The scheme was originally introduced in the late 1960’s but training began in earnest
after 1979 following the development of formal Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced courses.
Since then tens of thousands of scaffolders have undertaken CISRS training. In 1996
Vocational Qualifications (VQ) were developed for the Construction sector, The CISRS
had an active role in developing the content of the Accessing Operations and Rigging
(Construction) (QCF) qualification. Since their introduction a scaffolding operative has
been required to complete both the practical training and the VQ prior to a CISRS card
being issued.
CISRS was the first trade card to affiliate to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme
(CSCS) in August 1999. CSCS is the industry recognised registration scheme for the
whole of construction. In April 2001 CISRS introduced a card renewal programme which
requires its cardholders to update their card on a regular basis (usually 5 years) after
completing an up to date Health and Safety test.
In response to the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations (2005) CISRS
Assessed Route of Entry for Tube and Fitting Scaffolding was finally withdrawn in June
2006. All delegates wishing to obtain a CISRS Scaffolder or Advanced card following that
date would be required to meet all requisite scheme criteria including Part 1, Part 2 and
Advanced courses, S/NVQ 2, 3 plus valid H&S certification.
At this time CISRS qualifications in System Scaffold were introduced to the scheme.
These could be obtained through the traditional Part 1, Part 2, and VQ2 route or via short
duration product courses for those who had already qualified in tube and fitting.
In 2011 CISRS will look at developing CISRS training overseas. There has always been
a demand for UK standard Scaffolder Training abroad and CISRS feel that they should
attempt to facilitate this need.
It is our belief that the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme will continue to
build on the excellent results it has already achieved by making a significant contribution
to reducing the number of accidents associated with scaffolding. CISRS are also aware
that in extending the scope of the Scheme, major benefits will accrue to industry as a
whole. The scheme continues to deliver training that reflects best practice and industry
guidance.
January 2011
CISRS Scheme Manager
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www.utntraining.co.uk
CISRS Courses Available
CISRS Part 1: Tube and Fitting
CISRS Part 2: Tube and Fitting
CISRS Advanced: Tube and Fitting
CISRS SSPTS: Cuplok
CISRS Supervisors
CISRS 1 Day Assessment / Skills Test
CISRS 2 Day Assessment / Skills Test
CISRS Scaffold Inspection - Basic
CISRS Scaffold Inspection - Advanced
Additional Courses Available
Safe Working at Height
Harness Inspection
PASMA Mobile Tower
SG4
Edge Protection
Ladder Awareness & Inspection
General Health & Safety Course
Site Management Safety (SMSTS)
Site Supervisor Safety (SSSTS)
IOSH Managing Safely
NEBOSH Construction Certificate
NEBOSH General Certificate
Abrasive Wheels
Confined Spaces
Asbestos Awareness
Manual Handling
NRSWA Street Works
Signing, Lighting & Guarding
Location of Underground Services
Emergency First Aid (1 day)
Globally Recognised Safety Qualifications Across the UK
IOSH & NEBOSH Courses Near You
www.safetyexcellence.co.uk
Utilities Training (Northern) Ltd
Diamond Business Park, Thornes Moor Road, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 8PT
Tel: 01924 377379
W: www.utntraining.co.uk
E: [email protected]
Section 1 – Scope of the Scheme
1. Scope of the Scheme
The Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS) continues to expand and
develop operative and supervisory training . CISRS is now divided into three categories,
with each category offering different courses and programmes. These categories are:
I. Scaffolding Operative Schemes
II. Scaffolding Management and Supervisory Training
III. Scaffold Inspector Training
The operative training schemes apply to all scaffolding operatives who are at any time
required to erect, substantially alter or dismantle scaffolding. An operative who has not
attained prescribed levels of training, assessment and experience in scaffolding of a given
kind must not be employed on such scaffolding work unless they are under adequate
supervision.
Employers must demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Health and Safety
at Work etc. Act 1974, the Work at Height Regulations 2005, the Construction (Design
and Management) Regulations 2007 and other relevant statutory provisions with regard
to training, competence and supervision.
Since September 1996, in addition to completing CISRS Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced
practical courses it has been a mandatory requirement of the Operative Scheme for
candidates to achieve the relevant National or Scottish Vocational Qualification (i.e. Level
2 NVQ/SVQ for a Scaffolder Card and Level 3 NVQ/SVQ for an Advanced Scaffolder
Card).
The scheme has since been further enhanced by the inclusion of a mandatory skills test/
assessment following Part 2 and Advanced training.
The aim of CISRS is to provide a range of management and supervisory training that
meets the specific needs of the scaffolding industry. The first course to be introduced
into the scheme was the 5 Day Scaffolding Supervisors course which is aimed at first line
management of Scaffolding Contractors’ (i.e. Contracts Supervisors, Foremen and nonworking Charge-Hands). It is the intention of the Scheme to align all management and
supervisory training with relevant vocational qualifications in the future.
The purpose of the CISRS Labourer Card is to provide a CSCS Affiliated Card for
non-scaffolders who support scaffolding operations on site. This will assist employers
and clients who require a fully CSCS qualified workforce on site. It also ensures that all
operatives can demonstrate a minimum level of health and safety knowledge in achieving
the Construction Skills Health and Safety Test.
Training and assessment within the CISRS can only be provided by CISRS Accredited
Centres with content and facilities approved and regularly audited by CISRS. The
requirements of centres and the training and assessment they provide is laid down in
specific scheme criteria documents and the vocational qualification standards.
The following sections provide information and an overview of the various schemes
available.
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Section 2 – Scaffolding Operative Schemes
2. Scaffolding Operative Schemes
The scaffolding operative schemes provided by CISRS Accredited Centres are the
nationally recognised training and assessment schemes for Scaffolding in the UK. It is
also viewed by many employers as scaffolding industry best practice overseas.
In addition to the traditional Scaffolder card scheme based predominately on tube and
fitting equipment, CISRS also provides training, assessment and card schemes for
Scaffolding operatives who use modular system scaffolding. These include a proprietary
system scaffolding training and assessment scheme for Scaffolders, very basic training
for non-scaffolders who regularly use system scaffolding equipment and a Scaffolding
Labourer’s card scheme.
CISRS Scaffolder Cards are only issued to candidates who:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
attend the relevant CISRS training course(s),
have the required site experience in scaffolding operations; and,
provide suitable evidence for assessment.
complete the relevant skills test and VQ assessment
complete Construction Skills Health & Safety test or equivalent
The Record Cards are endorsed with the training courses and VQ qualifications achieved.
The flow chart (Figure 1) summarises the main CISRS Schemes available for Scaffolders.
2.1 CISRS Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting Route)
The CISRS Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting) is the original scaffolders’ scheme. It is
aimed at scaffolding operatives who require scaffolding skills and knowledge in
using traditional tube and fitting scaffolding equipment. You can also find more
information on Scaffolder Apprenticeships in section 2.4.
2.1.1 Trainee Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
MR A SAMPLE
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000/1
PHOTO
Part 1 (Tube and Fitting)
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
TRAINEE SCAFFOLDER
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
New entrants into the scheme are classed as ‘Trainee Scaffolders’ until they have
satisfactorily completed all of the approved training and assessment required to be
deemed a qualified ‘Scaffolder’.
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New Entrant
Scaffolding Trainee
Existing CISRS
Scaffolders /
Advanced
Scaffolders
Card Holders
Complete
CSkills H&S
Test
CISRS Scaffolding
Labourer Card
CISRS Trainee
Scaffolder Card
6 months practical
experience
Tube and Fitting
System Scaffold Route
(Product Specific)
Tube and Fitting Part 1 Training
System Scaffolding Part 1 Training
Tube and Fitting Part 1 Trainee
System Scaffolding Part 1 Trainee
6 months practical experience
6 months practical experience
Tube and Fitting Part 2 Training
and Register for S/NVQ
System Scaffolding Part 2 Training
and Register for S/NVQ
6 months practical experience
6 months practical experience
CISRS Skills Test &
Assessment (VQ2)
CISRS Skills Test &
Assessment (VQ2)
Scaffolder Card (Tube and fitting)
Scaffolder Card (System)
12 months practical experience
2 Day System
Scaffolding
Product Training
CISRS Advanced
Scaffolder Training
6 months practical experience
CISRS Skills Test &
Assessment (VQ3)
CISRS Advanced
Scaffolder Card
Figure 1 Overview of the CISRS Scaffolder’s Scheme
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Section 2 – Scaffolding Operative Schemes
Once an employer or sponsor accepts an operative to be trained as a Scaffolder,
they can apply for a CISRS Trainee Card, providing they have completed the
Construction Skills Health and Safety Test or recognised equivalent (see section 6.2
Construction Skills Health and Safety Tests and Equivalents). The CISRS Trainee
Card is then valid for 18 months from the date of issue, in which time the Trainee
must gain 6 months* practical experience and attend the Part 1 training course for
tube and fitting at an Accredited centre.
*An operative must have a minimum of 6 months practical on-site experience prior
to attending Part 1 training.
Part 1 training courses are booked directly with an Accredited Centre. A list of
Accredited Centres and contact details can be found in Appendix I. The Part 1
training for tube and fitting is held over 2 weeks (10 consecutive working days
Monday to Friday).
Upon successful completion of Part 1 training, the Trainee will be issued with a
CISRS Completion Certificate and an application form to have their Trainee Card
endorsed with the Part 1 training for tube and fitting. The Accredited providers will
notify the data management unit at Construction Skills of successful completion.
Trainees who fail to demonstrate the required levels of experience, skill and
knowledge will fail the course. They will be required to attend the 2 week course
again once they have gained sufficient experience if they wish to progress.
Trainee Scaffolders may now be registered for Vocational Qualification and start
gathering records of work based evidence (see section 5 for further information
about vocational qualifications).
2.1.2 Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
MR A SAMPLE
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000/1
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
SCAFFOLDER
PHOTO
Part 1 (Tube and Fitting)
Part 2 (Tube and Fitting)
S/NVQ Level 2
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
Trainee’s must have at least 6 months practical scaffolding experience following the
successful completion of the Part 1 course before they can progress to the next
stage – Part 2 Scaffolder training. CISRS Accredited Centres are required to check
the individual holds a valid completion certificate or an updated CISRS Trainee Card
showing proof of Part 1 training before accepting a booking.
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Trainees then attend a further 2 week Part 2 training course for tube and fitting at
an Accredited Centre (10 consecutive working days Monday to Friday). Trainees do
not have to use the same Accredited Centre as attended previously and may use
different Accredited Centres.
Note: A Trainee who has completed a Part 1 in tube and fitting is eligible to switch
to the System Scaffolding Route and complete the Part 2 System Scaffolder in a
particular system scaffolding product and vice versa. If this is the case the trainee
would be expected to gather work based evidence relevant to the type of Part 2
course they had attended e.g. tube and fitting or system.
Following the successfully completion of the Part 2 training for tube and fitting,
trainees will be issued with a CISRS completion certificate by the Approved Centre,
however they will not qualify to have their card upgraded and endorsed until the
Vocational Qualification Level 2 (VQ2) and relevant skills test has been completed.
The Accredited providers will notify the processing unit at Construction Skills of
successful completion.
Trainees who fail to demonstrate the required levels of experience skills and
knowledge will fail the course. They will be required to attend the 2 week course
again once they have gained sufficient experience if they wish to progress.
New Entrant Trainees require a further 6 months site experience, gathering work
based evidence, before returning to an Accredited Centre to undertake a 1 Day
skills test and VQ2 Assessment. The skills test and VQ Assessment can take place
at weekends.
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ
assessment is a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of
whether the trainee has previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A
CISRS card will not be issued to those who fail to successfully complete the 1 day
skills test and VQ assessment. If a candidate fails the skills test, they must resit at a
later date after gaining sufficient experience.
If an Adult Trainee already has the relevant experience and evidence to achieve
the VQ, then the assessment date may be brought forward at the discretion of the
training provider but only after seeking the agreement of the Scheme Manager. The
Training Provider must keep a brief report as a record of such instances, with any
supporting evidence (CV’s letters of reference etc) as this may need to be verified by
a CISRS Auditor.
As an alternative to completing the VQ portfolio of work based evidence Employers/
Sponsors can choose for Trainee’s to undertake the Experienced Worker Practical
Assessment (EWPA) route, this would negate the need to complete the 1 day skills
test for further information see section 5.2.
Trainees who cannot demonstrate the required work based evidence for VQ2 will be
referred back to their Employer / Sponsor for further practical experience.
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Upon achievement of the VQ2, and providing they have a current Construction
Skills Health and Safety Test or equivalent, Trainees can now apply for the CISRS
Scaffolder Card (Tube and Fitting), and may be deemed a qualified Scaffolder.
2.1.3 Advanced Scaffolder
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
MR A SAMPLE
Registration No: 00000000
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
Part 1 (Tube and Fitting)
Part 2 (Tube and Fitting)
S/NVQ Level 2
Advanced Course (Tube and Fitting)
S/NVQ Level 3
Registration No: 00000000/1
H&S
TESTED
ADVANCED SCAFFOLDER
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
When a Scaffolder has been in possession of a CISRS Scaffolder Card (Tube
and Fitting) for a minimum of 12 months they can then progress to complete the
approved training and assessment for Advanced Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting)
and vocational qualification level 3 (VQ3). CISRS training providers are required to
check a valid Scaffolder Card has been held for the required length of time before
accepting a booking.
Scaffolders attend a further 2 week Advanced Scaffolder training course at an
Accredited Centre (over 10 consecutive working days Monday to Friday).
Following the successful completion of the Advanced Scaffolder training for tube
and fitting, Scaffolders will be issued with a CISRS Completion certificate by the
Accredited Centre, however they will not qualify to have their card upgraded and
endorsed until the VQ3 has been achieved. The training providers will notify the data
management unit at Construction Skills of successful completion. Trainees who fail
to demonstrate the required levels of experience, skills and knowledge will fail the
course. They will be required to attend the 2 week course again once they have
gained sufficient experience if they wish to progress.
The operatives require a further 6 months practical experience gathering work
based evidence before returning to an Accredited Centre to undertake a 2 day skills
test and VQ3 Assessment.
From January 2011 successful completion of the 2 day skills test and VQ
assessment is a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of
whether the trainee has previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A
CISRS card will not be issued to those who fail to successfully complete the 2 day
skills test and VQ assessment. If a candidate fails the skills test, they must resit at a
later date after gaining sufficient experience.
If an Adult Trainee already has the relevant experience and evidence to achieve
the VQ, then the assessment date may be brought forward at the discretion of the
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training provider but only after seeking the agreement of the Scheme Manager. The
training Provider must keep a brief report as a record of such instances, with any
supporting evidence (CV’s letters of reference etc) as this may need to be verified by
a CISRS Auditor
The Accredited Centre should then issue successful candidates an application form
for upgrading their card to Advanced Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting) VQ3, providing
they have a current Construction Skills Health and Safety Test or equivalent.
Trainees who cannot demonstrate the required work based evidence for VQ3 will be
referred back to their Employer / Sponsor for further practical experience.
Currently the Advanced Scaffolder training and assessment scheme is only available
via the Tube and Fitting route. CISRS Advanced training and assessment for
systems scaffolders will be developed in the near future.
2.2 CISRS Scaffolder (System Scaffolding Route)
The CISRS scheme for training and assessment using proprietary system
scaffolding equipment was introduced in 2006. It is aimed at Scaffolders who
require formal training and assessment in the skills and knowledge for the use of
specific modular system scaffolding products (e.g. Cuplok). It follows the same
programme as the Tube and Fitting route and vocational qualification to level 2.
Existing CISRS record card holders can attend a CISRS 2 day System Scaffolding
Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) to have their card endorsed with a specific
CISRS recognised product. For more information about the 2 day System
Scaffolding Product Training Scheme see section 2.3.
You can also find more information on Scaffolder Apprenticeships in section 2.4.
2.2.1 Trainee Scaffolder (System)
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
MR A SAMPLE
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000/1
PHOTO
Part 1 (System Scaffold - Cuplok)
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
TRAINEE SCAFFOLDER
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
New entrants into the scheme are classed as Trainee Scaffolders until they have
satisfactorily completed the all of approved training and assessment required to be
deemed a qualified System Scaffolder.
Once an employer or sponsor accepts an operative to be trained as a System
Scaffolder, they can apply for a standard CISRS Trainee Card; providing they have
completed the Construction Skills Health and Safety Tests or recognised equivalent
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Section 2 – Scaffolding Operative Schemes
(see section 6.2 Construction Skills Health and Safety Tests and Equivalents). The
CISRS Trainee Card is then valid for 18 months from the date of issue, in which time
the Trainee must gain 6 months* practical experience using systems scaffolding and
attend a Part 1 training course for system scaffolding at an Accredited centre.
*An operative must have a minimum of 6 months practical on site experience prior
to attending Part 1 training.
Part 1 training courses are booked directly with an Accredited Centre. A list of
Accredited Centres who may offer the various system scaffolding training courses
can be found in Appendix I. The Part 1 training for a system scaffolding product is
held over 2 weeks (10 consecutive working days Monday to Friday).
Upon successful completion of the Part 1 training the Trainee will be issued with a
CISRS Completion Certificate and an application form to have their Trainee Card
endorsed with the Part 1 training for the specific system scaffolding product they
have been trained in. The training providers will notify the data management unit at
Construction Skills of successful completion.
Trainees who fail to demonstrate the required levels of experience, skills and
knowledge will fail the course. They will be required to attend the 2 week course
again once they have gained sufficient experience if they wish to progress.
Trainee Scaffolders may now be registered for Vocational Qualification and start
gathering records of work based evidence (see section 5 for further information
about vocational qualifications).
2.2.2 Scaffolder (System)
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
MR A SAMPLE
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000/1
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
SCAFFOLDER
PHOTO
Part 1 (System Scaffold - Cuplok)
Part 2 (System Scaffold - Cuplok)
S/NVQ Level 2
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
Trainee’s must then have at least 6 months practical scaffolding experience working
following the successful completion Part 1 course before they can progress to
the next stage – Part 2 System Scaffolder training. CISRS Accredited Centres are
required to check the individual holds a valid completion certificate or an updated
CISRS Trainee Card showing proof of Part 1 training before accepting a booking.
Trainees then attend a further 2 week Part 2 training course for a specific system
scaffolding product at an Accredited Centre (over 10 consecutive working days
Monday to Friday). Trainees do not have to use the same Centre as attended
previously and may use different Accredited Centres.
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Note: System Scaffolding Trainees who have completed their Part 1 System
Scaffolder training have the following options to progress to the Part 2 Training:
I.
Continue with the same system scaffolding product as the Part 1;
or,
II. Switch to a different recognised system scaffold product; or,
III. Switch to the Tube and Fitting route and enrol for a Tube and
Fitting Part 2 course.
The content of the Part 2 course and the VQ evidence will determine what the
CISRS card is endorsed with e.g. Cuplok or Kwikstage.
Following the successful completion of the Part 2 system training, Trainees will
be issued with a CISRS completion certificate by the Training Provider, however
they will not qualify to have their card upgraded and endorsed until the Vocational
Qualification Level 2 (VQ2) and relevant skills test has been completed. The training
providers will notify the data management unit of Construction Skills of successful
completion.
Trainees who fail to demonstrate the required levels of experience, skills and
knowledge will fail the course. They will be required to attend the 2 week course
again once they have gained sufficient experience if they wish to progress.
New Entrant Trainees require a further 6 months practical experience gathering
work based evidence before returning to an Accredited Centre to undertake 1 Day
skills test and VQ2 Assessment. The skills test and VQ Assessment can take place
at weekends.
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ
assessment is a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of
whether the trainee has previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A
CISRS card will not be issued to those who fail to successfully complete the 1 day
skills test and VQ assessment. If a candidate fails the skills test, they must resit at a
later date after gaining sufficient experience.
If an Adult Trainee already has the relevant experience and evidence to achieve
the VQ, then the assessment date may be brought forward at the discretion of the
training provider but only after seeking the agreement of the Scheme Manager. The
training Provider must keep a brief report as a record of such instances, with any
supporting evidence (CV’s letters of reference etc) as this may need to be verified by
a CISRS Auditor.
As an alternative to completing the VQ portfolio of work based evidence Employers/
Sponsors can choose for Trainee’s to undertake the Experienced Worker Practical
Assessment (EWPA) route, this would negate the need to complete the 1 day skills
test for further information see section 5.2.
Trainees who cannot demonstrate the required work based evidence for VQ2 will be
referred back to their Employer/Sponsor for further practical experience.
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Upon achievement of the VQ2, providing they have a current Construction Skills
Health and Safety Test achieved within 2 years of the application, Trainees can now
apply for the CISRS Scaffolder Card (System). The Card will be endorsed with the
name of the specific product for the training and assessment undertaken and may
be deemed a qualified Scaffolder for that specific product only.
For use of other recognised system scaffolding products, CISRS System
Scaffolders would need to attend a 2 Day System Scaffolding Product Training
Scheme (SSPTS) at an Accredited Centre.
2.3 System Scaffolding Product Training Scheme (SSPTS)
Affiliated
Construction Industry
Scaffolders Record Scheme
MR A SAMPLE
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000/1
Expiry Date: End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
SCAFFOLDER
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Part 1 (Tube and Fitting)
Part 2 (Tube and Fitting)
System Scaffold Product Training - Layher
System Scaffold Product Training - Kwikstage
S/NVQ Level 2
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
This 2 day System Scaffolding Product Training Scheme was introduced along with
the CISRS System Scaffolder scheme in recognition of the significant differences
between the various proprietary system scaffolding products covered by CISRS.
The aim of this scheme is to provide Scaffolders with skills and knowledge for safe
use in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.
Only CISRS record card holders, who have achieved a minimum of Part 1 training
(in either Tube and Fitting or System) are eligible to attend these 2 day training
courses. If the operative has only completed Part 1 training they will still be classed
as a Trainee. They may use the specific system they have been trained in, but only
under the direct supervision of a CISRS qualified Scaffolder who also holds that
system endorsement.
A list of CISRS recognised products and the Accredited Training Centres offering
product specific training can be found in Appendix I.
Attendees who successfully complete the training and assessment can apply
to have their CISRS record card endorsed with the name of the specific system
scaffold product they have received training.
If an operative wishes to use a 2nd type or brand of a similar CISRS approved
systems product e.g. Cuplok and Genlok the employer will be required to ensure all
relevant product information is passed onto the operative and that the operative is
aware of any differences in product capability, erection procedure, tie patterns etc.
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This only applies to products/manufacturers that have submitted all relevant
product information, proof of testing to European Standards, user guide, erection
and dismantling sequence etc. to CISRS for product recognition.
CISRS will produce documentation that highlights the differences in the similar
CISRS approved Systems Scaffolds.
2.4 Scaffolder Apprenticeships
The Scaffolder Apprenticeship programme is held over a minimum of 18 months at
participating Accredited Centres. It includes the training route to qualify as a CISRS
Scaffolder (Tube and Fitting or System) and VQ Level 2. The Apprenticeship scheme
is structured to allow the trainees more time to complete the Construction Diploma
(DIP 022), attend the practical training courses and complete VQ. See Figure 2.
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ
assessment will be a mandatory element of the CISRS Scaffolder Apprenticeship.
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New Entrant Accepted
by Managing Agent
(e.g. CSkills)
Trainee Enrolled at an
Approved CISRS
2 Week Foundation
4 months practical
experience
2 Week Part 1A
4 months practical
experience
2 Week Part 1B
3 months practical
experience
2 Week Part 2A
3 months practical
experience
2 Week Part 2B
3 months practical
experience
1 Week Assessment
Part 2 Scaffolder Card
Key Skills Level 1
Construuction Diploma
ERR & VQ Level 2
Figure 2 Scaffolder Apprenticeship Programme
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CISRS Trainee Card
upgraded to Tube and
Fitting Part 1
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2.5 Basic Access System Erector (BASE)
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Registration No: 00000000
BASE (Basic Access Systems Erector) 5 day course
MR A SAMPLE
Registration No: 00000000
Expires End Jan 2009
H&S
TESTED
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
The aim of this 5 day training course is to provide accredited training for nonscaffolders who erect, alter and dismantle very basic and routine scaffolding
structures using specific modular system scaffolding. It is aimed at tradesman such
as bricklayers or maintenance operatives who have the need to construct their own
temporary access.
The course is held over 5 consecutive working days (Monday to Friday).
The aim of this scheme is to provide operatives with limited skills and knowledge
for safe use in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions within restricted
conditions and environments.
BASE Card Holders are only permitted to construct basic scaffold
structures up to a maximum height of 6m and must not work in an
environment with a general public interface.
Upon successful completion of the training the Trainee will be issued with a BASE
Completion Certificate and an application form to apply for a BASE record card
for the specific system scaffolding product they have been trained in. They will be
required to hold a current Construction Skills Health & Safety test or equivalent.
The Accredited Centre will notify the data management unit at Construction Skills
of successful completion.
Once an operative has held a BASE card for a 3 year period they could be eligible
to attend a CISRS Systems Scaffold Part 2 course. This would be dependent
upon having the relevant experience. The Part 2 course would need to be carried
out using the same product e.g. Cuplok they had completed the BASE course in.
Upon successful completion of a Part 2 Systems course, 1day Skills test and VQ
assessment and CSkills H&S test they could apply for a System Scaffolders Card.
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Please Note: A Basic Access Systems Erector is not a qualified Scaffolder
and as such is prohibited from carrying out any scaffolding operations
outside the limitations of their training course.
2.6 Scaffolding Labourer Card
The authenticity of this card can be checked by telephoning 0870 4177 223
Affiliated
MR A SAMPLE
Registration No: 00000000
Registration No: 00000000
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Expires End Jan 2009
LIMITED SITE SKILLS ONLY
H&S
TESTED
SCAFFOLDING LABOURER
LIMITED SITE SKILLS ONLY
The cardholder has met the Health and Safety Awareness
requirements as laid out in the CSCS Scheme Booklet
CSCS is a registered Certification Mark
The Scaffolding Labourer record card is available for operatives who carry out
only labouring/driving duties in support of scaffolding operations. Labourers are
only allowed to work at ground level or on a fully boarded and double guard railed
section of a scaffold platform passing scaffolding equipment.
The purpose of this card is to show that the holder is a competent Scaffolding
Labourer and has current up-to-date health and safety knowledge. If the operative
is expected to erect, alter or dismantle scaffolding whilst on site they will need to
hold an Advanced Scaffolder, Scaffolder or Trainee card.
There are 2 ways of obtaining this card:
I.
II.
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By experience/industry accreditation. The application form lists
a range of tasks you must be able to do under supervision, to get
your card. Your employer should sign the form to confirm that the
information given is correct.
By achieving S/NVQ Level 1 in Accessing and Rigging Operations.
Section 2 – Scaffolding Operative Schemes
Complete
CSkills H&S Test
within
2 years
prior to application
Submit application
form verified by the
employer
Achieve VQ Level 1
in Access and
Rigging Operations
Operatives wanting to apply for this card must also pass a Construction Skills
Health and Safety Test. They should apply for their card within 2 years of the H&S
test date or they will have to complete another test.
An operative does not have to complete the Construction Skills Health and
Safety Test if they have evidence of completing one of the following recognised
equivalents:
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SSSTS Certificate*
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BOSIET Offshore Survival
Certificate
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Section 3 – Scaffolding Management & Supervisory Training
3. Scaffolding Management & Supervisory Training
To meet the demands of today’s scaffolding industry; CISRS has identified the need for
management and supervisory training to provide the knowledge and management skills
tailored for contract scaffolding.
3.1 Scaffolding Supervisor
The 5 day CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor training is available from CISRS Accredited
Centres. It is aimed at scaffolding contractors’ first-line supervision (i.e. Contract
Supervisors, Foremen and Non-Working Chargehands).
The course can be held in block over 5 consecutive days (Monday to Friday) or
in modules of 1 day per week over 5 consecutive weeks. The course content is
comparable to that of SMSTS
The course content includes:
Health and Safety
l Legal Overview – Health & Safety Law
l Health and Safety Management
l HSE ACOP’s and Guidance
Performance Standards
l British and European Standards
l NASC Safety and Technical Guidance
l Design Engineering Appreciation
Employment Basics
l Legal Overview – Employment Law
l Recruitment
l Discipline and Grievance
l Managing Absence
l Managing Conflict and Resolution
Supervisory Skills
l Planning and Organisation
l Materials and Logistics
l Competence and Allocating Duties
l Effective Supervision
l Commissioning and Handover
l Statutory Scaffold Inspections and Inspection Practices
l Effective Communication
(including basic presentation skill, briefings and toolbox talks)
l Meeting Skills
l Customer Relations
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Commercial Essentials
l NASC Commercial Guidance
l Sales, Estimating and Surveying
l Contracts Awareness
l Managing Variations
l Valuations and Payment
l Payment Disputes and Remedies
Risk Assessment Project
Delegates are required to sit a written test and submit a project which contributes to
the overall assessment.
Successful delegates will receive a CISRS endorsed certificate and can apply for
the CISRS Supervisors Card, providing they have passed the Construction Skills
Supervisory Level Health and Safety Test within the previous 2 years.
Section 4 – Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS
4. Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)
In order to provide a nationally recognised training qualification CISRS developed two
new scaffold inspection qualifications, Basic and Advanced Scaffold Inspection were
launched in May 2010. After an initial 6 month period a review of comments from
Approved Training providers and course delegates was considered and the pertinent
suggestions were incorporated into the SITS scheme. Version 2 is to be launched early
in 2011.
4.1 Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (Basic)
The Basic Scaffold Inspection training will be delivered by Accredited Centres over
2 consecutive days. It will be aimed at anyone who is responsible for carrying out
statutory scaffold inspections in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations
2005 and scaffolders wishing to expand their knowledge of scaffold inspection.
Delegates may include employees from outside of the scaffolding industry such as
Site Managers and Agents, Site Engineers, Health and Safety Professionals etc. The
course will cover basic scaffolding structures and the fundamental requirements for
safe and legally compliant scaffolding.
The Basic SITS course will include the following:
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Initial Practical Inspection Session
Relevant Legislation
Relevant Industry technical and Safety guidance
Identification of Scaffold components
Correct Erection procedure
Fault finding
Practical Inspection and Report Writing Assessment
Theory test
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The delegate will be required to successfully complete both the practical inspection
and report writing assessment as well as the Theory test in order to pass the
course.
4.2 Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (Advanced)
The 2 day Advanced Scaffold Inspection training will cover both basic and more
complex scaffolding structures. It will be aimed at professional Scaffold Inspectors,
Scaffolding Supervision and Management and others who would be responsible for
statutory scaffold inspection for more complex structures. To be eligible applicants
would need to have extensive scaffolding industry experience and have previously
attended the Basic Scaffold Inspection training course. CISRS Scaffolders providing
they have held their card for a minimum of 2 years and Advanced card holders will
be eligible to attend this course without having to initially attend the SITS (Basic)
course
CISRS and NASC deem CISRS Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders competent
to inspect scaffold structures based upon the grade of card they hold. i.e. A CISRS
Scaffolder can inspect Basic Structures Independents, towers birdcages etc (this
list is not exhaustive) and an CISRS Advanced Scaffolder can inspect both Basic
and more complex structures Hanging Scaffolds, temporary roofs, complex design
work (this list is not exhaustive).
Scaffold Inspection Refresher training will be introduced by CISRS in 2012, both
CISRS Scaffolder and Advanced card holders will be required to attend the
refresher, prior to renewing their CISRS cards if they wish to remain eligible to
inspect scaffolds in the future.
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Identification of Scaffold components
Correct Erection procedure
Reading and Interpretation of Scaffold Drawings
Fault finding
Practical Inspection and Report Writing Assessment
Theory test
Section 5 – Vocational Qualification
5. Vocational Qualification
CISRS is committed to vocational qualifications (VQ). Where applicable training
and assessment under the record scheme supports the achievement of National
Vocational Qualifications NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging
(Construction) (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or Scottish
Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) in Scotland. For convenience the abbreviations
NVQ and SVQ are referred to in this information booklet simply as VQ.
Trainees for Scaffolder training and assessment must be registered for VQ. This is
completed through the CISRS Accredited Centres. Registration usually takes place
when the Trainee attends the CISRS Part 2 course.
The VQ’s currently applicable under CISRS are:
Level 1 Accessing Operations and Rigging
Level 2 Accessing Operations and Rigging – Scaffolding
Level 3 Accessing Operations and Rigging – Scaffolding
Labourers Card
Scaffolder
Advanced Scaffolder
Every VQ level has a number of Units that must be achieved. A summary of the VQ
levels and the units required can be found in Appendix G.
The CISRS Accredited Centres are also registered VQ assessment centres.
Please note a VQ alone does not entitle an operative to a CISRS Scaffolder
or Advanced Scaffolder card. The applicant must meet all of the CISRS
scheme requirements which would include CISRS Part 1, 2, Level 2 VQ
plus a current CSkills H&S test for a CISRS Scaffolder card and CISRS Part
1, 2, Advanced, Level 2, Level 3 VQ plus a current CSkills H&S test for an
Advanced Card.
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ
assessment is a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of
whether the trainee has previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A
CISRS card will not be issued to those who fail to successfully complete the 1 day
skills test and VQ assessment. If a candidate fails the skills test, they must resit at a
later date after gaining sufficient experience.
There is also a requirement for a 2 day skills test and VQ 3 assessment for those
wanting to qualify as an Advanced Scaffolder. The skills test and VQ Assessment
can take place on a weekend.
5.1 Work Based Evidence
VQ programmes followed under CISRS are based on the philosophy of train,
gain experience, gather evidence of that experience and then be assessed for
competence.
Trainees are required to compile a portfolio of work based evidence for assessment
against the relevant VQ level. Accredited Centres provide information and advice for
Trainees in gathering work based evidence and assessing the evidence against the
VQ requirements.
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The onus of gathering evidence and completing the portfolio is with the Trainee.
Employers/Sponsors should assist and support Trainees by checking portfolios,
offering encouragement and planning work to allow trainees to gain the appropriate
work experience required.
Trainees are assessed against the VQ at each stage of the Scaffolder training. It is
a requirement of CISRS that the majority of evidence presented must be aligned
with the training carried out, for example when gathering evidence for the Tube and
Fitting route the portfolio must have examples of works the Trainee has carried out
in Tube and Fitting rather than Systems Scaffold.
5.2 Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)
As an alternative to completing VQ portfolios for level 2, Trainees can undertake a
practical assessment and interview, at a participating Accredited Centre. This is the
Experience Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA), where Trainees attend a 2 day
practical assessment to prove they have the skills and knowledge to be deemed
competent.
The successful completion of EWPA would negate the requirement of attendance
and successful completion of the CISRS skills test and VQ assessment.
If the operative fails the EWPA they will be advised by the centre of alternative
methods available for completing their VQ.
To be eligible for EWPA a Trainee must have had a minimum period of 12 months
practical experience after completing their CISRS Part 2 training.
EWPA is only currently available for VQ Level 2.
5.3 On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT)
Some operatives may choose to achieve their VQ qualification via the OSAT route.
Please note that this route is not offered by a lot of the CISRS Accredited Centres.
Achievement of VQ via OSAT does not negate the requirement of attendance and
successful completion of the CISRS skills test and VQ assessment.
Section 6 – Record Cards
6. Record Cards
To comply with CISRS, an employer/sponsor must be satisfied that an operative is
suitably qualified by training and experience to be employed on given scaffolding
operations. The level of CISRS training and assessment completed determines the
grade of CISRS card issued.
The record card bears the operative’s name, unique record number and photograph.
Record cards will state the category of the scaffolder (Trainee, Scaffolder or Advanced).
The CISRS cards are also embossed with the CSCS logo and the Health and Safety Test
Hologram. Each card will also show an expiry date.
The rear of the card will show the route by which the card holder qualified for his CISRS
status. It will also show any systems scaffold endorsements he may have achieved.
A CISRS Record Card is evidence of satisfactory completion of industry approved
training and assessment.
6.1 Applying for a new record card
Application forms are available from Construction Skills Data Management Unit
(DMU), CISRS Accredited Training Centres or by visiting the website
www.cisrs.org.uk
Telephone CISRS: 0844 815 7223
The completed form should be returned to:
CISRS
Processing Unit
PO Box 1055
Bircham Newton
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE31 6RH
With the form, the applicant must supply one passport-size colour photograph,
copies of any relevant training certificates (including Health and Safety Test or
equivalent) and payment as stated on the form.
6.2 Construction Skills Health and Safety Tests and Equivalents
Prior to renewal and issue of record cards it will be necessary to pass the
Construction Skills Health and Safety Test within 2 years of an application.
However some exemptions are recognised as equivalent to the test:
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SSSTS Certificate (Site Safety Supervisors Training Scheme)
FAS Safe Pass (Eire)
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The exemptions must not have been completed any more than 2 years prior to the
application of the card
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Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisor (SCATS)
Current BOSIET Offshore Survival Certification
For these exemptions to apply, a copy of the certificate must be attached to the
application form.
Please note that when applying for CISRS Supervisors and Inspection
cards, only the Construction Skills Supervisors Health and Safety Test,
CCNSG (Supervisor), NEBOSH, SMSTS and SSSTS are acceptable.
6.3 Card renewals
All existing cardholders will be required to renew their cards in line with scheme
timescales. Cards are required to be renewed at the following frequencies:
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Initial Trainee Cards are valid for 18 months within which time a trainee
must commence CISRS training and undertake a minimum of Part 1
Training course.
Trainee Cards can be renewed for a further 18 month period if the trainee
has completed a Part 1 course. They would be expected to complete their
Part 2 and CISRS Skills test VQ Level 2 assessment within this second 18
month period.
Scaffolder Cards are valid for 5 years
Advanced Scaffolder Cards are valid for 5 years
Scaffolding Supervisor Cards are valid for 5 years
Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme Basic and Advanced Cards are valid
for 5 years. If applying for a SITS card via retrospective training the initial
card will be valid for 2 years only.
Card holders are required to renew cards using the standard application form; they
will be required to have completed the Construction Skills Health &Safety Test (or
equivalent) within 2 years of the application date.
The Construction Skills Processing Unit will issue a renewal notice to all existing
card holders approximately 3 months prior to the cards expiry. Renewal notices will
be sent to the last known address.
6.4 Upgrading old CITB Cards
Operatives who still hold old style CITB/CISRS cards must apply for re-registration
to the CISRS scheme. They must complete Construction Skills Health and Safety
Test (or equivalent) prior to their new CISRS card being issued.
From 1st of January 2011 anyone wishing to upgrade an old style CITB/CISRS
card will be required to make an appeal in writing to the Scheme Manager to
explain why they have failed to renew their card prior to this date. They will be
required to complete CISRS training, Skills test and VQ assessment in order to
gain a CISRS card if their appeal is unsuccessful.
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6.5 Lost Cards
If a record card is lost, the operative should contact the Construction Skills
Processing Unit for a replacement card. Applications can be made by post
using the application form or by telephone using a debit/credit card for payment.
Replacement cards requested by telephone will only be posted to the recorded
address. The replacement card will show the same expiry date as the original.
6.6 Card withdrawal/cancellation
Record cards remain the property of CISRS, who can cancel or withdraw the card if
it becomes apparent it was issued under false pretences.
6.7 Checking Record Cards
The validity of CISRS cards can be checked by contacting the CITB-Construction
Skills Processing Unit (see contact details below). You will require the CISRS
registration number or their name, address, Date of Birth or NI number, to carry out
a check.
By telephone:
0844 815 7223
By post:
Processing Unit
PO Box 1055
Bircham Newton
Kings Lynn
PE31 6RH
By email:
[email protected]
Employers who are CITB Registered can use the Construction Skills on line web
service called Phoenix Online to view an individual’s details and achievements at:
www.cskills.org/phoenix/home.asp
6.8 ECITB/ECI Skills Database Cards
The ECI Skills Database (also known as the ECITB) is an entirely separate
scaffolder’s registration scheme to the CISRS. No formal training or assessment
was required to obtain these cards and as such they are not recognised by CISRS.
If an ECI Skills card holder wishes to obtain a CISRS card they would be required
to meet the full CISRS scheme criteria (i.e. Part 1, Part 2, VQ etc), as would any
experienced scaffolder who could not provide evidence of CISRS training.
6.9 Appeals Process
Where any grievance arises over the application of the Record Scheme rules, an
appeal may be made in writing to the Scheme Manager. All supporting evidence
must be enclosed/attached with the appeal.
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Please send to
CISRS Scheme Manager
CISRS 4th Floor
12 Bridewell Place
London, EC4V 6AP
or by email [email protected]
The Scheme Manager’s decision on the outcome of the appeal will be final.
training services
Generation Training Services, providers of CISRS
accredited training courses on:
Genlok CISRS SSPTS
(System Scaffold Product Training Scheme)
CISRS BASIC Scaffolding Inspection
freephone 0800 587 5224 or email [email protected]
www.generationhireandsale.co.uk
Section 7 – Grant Aid and Training Funding
7. Grant Aid and Training Funding
CITB-Construction Skills levy registered employers are entitled to claim grants for CISRS
training and assessments schemes.
There may also be funding available for CISRS training and assessment through other
sources.
For more information regarding grant and funding assistance contact:
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www.cskills.org
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7.1 CITB-Construction Skills Grants available 2011 (CISRS Adult)
(This grant information was correct at the time of printing).
Part 1 Trainee
Attendance Grant @ £17.50 per day
£175
Part 2 Scaffolder
Attendance Grant @ £17.50per day
£175
VQ Level 2
Achievement Grant
£275
Advanced Scaffolder
Attendance Grant @ £17.50 per day
£175
VQ Level 3
Achievement Grant
£275
Total = £1075
7.2 CITB-Construction Skills Grants available 2011 (CISRS Apprenticeship)
Additional funding may be available for apprenticeship training contact CSkills or a
CISRS Accredited Training Centre for further details.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
Training Objectives – Trainee Scaffolder (Part 1) Course – Tube and Fitting
Overall Objectives
1. The 2-week Part 1 course will cover the following elements:
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½ Day Instruction/Training SG4
Interpretation of drawings
Tie Methods and TG4
Independent tied scaffold (in tube and fitting and in an approved system)
Putlog scaffold
Birdcage scaffold
Static Tower (in tube and fitting and in an approved system)
Alterations to scaffolds (e.g. dropping lift height on independent)
50 Question Test Paper (include intermediate test at the end of 1st week)
2. The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and
dismantle the above scaffold structures safely and in their correct sequence.
Note:
Trainee Scaffolders should not be carrying out any work unless under the direct
supervision of a CISRS qualified scaffolder.
A Trainee Scaffolder cannot lead or supervise a scaffolding gang in any work
operations.
An operative is considered a trainee until they have completed Part 1, Part 2,
CISRS Skills test, VQ Level 2 and H&S test, irrelevant of their time in the industry.
Detailed Training Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should have knowledge of:
1. Statutory regulations and safety requirements (including SG4) relating to the
erection and dismantling of simple scaffolds.
2. The types, uses and purposes of scaffold tubes, boards and fittings in common
use.
3. The methods of handling and stacking scaffold tubes, boards and fittings, and the
inspection procedures.
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4. The methods of founding scaffolds on three types of surface (ground, concrete and
steel).
5. The correct and safe means of attaching and staggering joints, and the spacing of
standards and ledgers to form scaffold frames.
6. The types, methods and spacing requirements for attaching bracing to the various
scaffold structures.
7. The correct and safe means of attaching and spacing transoms to support working
platforms and strengthen the scaffold structure.
8. The basic tying pattern for unsheeted scaffolds and moveable and non-moveable
tie arrangements.
9. The dimensional requirements of working platforms to comply with the Work at
Height Regulations 2005.
10. The statutory requirements for access including ladders, and ladder towers and
stairways.
11. The methods of carrying, raising, lashing, securing, stacking and lowering pole
ladders, and the methods of inspection.
12. The regulations governing inspection of scaffolds.
13. The correct and safe methods of erecting independent and putlog scaffolds with
returns, towers and birdcages at three lifts high. In tube and fittings and proprietary
systems where applicable
14. The types, uses and methods of inspection, and the correct and safe method of
fixing and operating gin wheels.
Skill
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should be able to correctly and
safely:
1. Carry out work in compliance with statutory regulations, and having regard for their
own safety (particularly in relation to collective and personal fall prevention and the
use of other PPE where appropriate), the safety of the workforce, and the public
and future users of the scaffold.
2. Identify scaffold tubes, boards and fittings in common use.
3. Select serviceable scaffold tubes, boards and fittings for use; and stack, carry and
raise scaffold materials to and on the working platform correctly and safely.
4. Prepare the base of a scaffold to prevent sinking and slipping of the standards.
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5. Select, measure, set out and erect standards and ledgers within recommended
tolerances.
6. Select and fit appropriate tubes and fittings to form bracing and stiffen scaffolds.
7. Support scaffold boards to form working platforms and install sufficient transoms to
stiffen the scaffold structure.
8. Install tie arrangement to basic scaffolds.
9. Erect scaffolds of the correct dimensions to provide working platforms conforming
to current Regulation and industry best practice..
10. Provide safe and suitable access for operatives to the working platform.
11. Inspect pole ladders for serviceability. Carry, raise, lash, secure and lower pole
ladders.
12. Inspect scaffolds prior to handover.
13. Determine the material requirements for independent, putlog scaffolds with returns,
towers (mobile, hoist and static), birdcage and system scaffolds up to three lifts
high. Lay out materials, set out scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect scaffolds
safely.
14. Inspect gin wheels for serviceability, position and fix securely, reeve, rope, tie knots
and correctly use gin wheel to haul up scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Take
down gin wheel and coil rope.
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Appendix B
Training Objectives – Scaffolder (Part 2) Course – Tube and Fitting
Overall Objectives
1. The 2-week Part 2 course will cover the following elements:
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½ Day Instruction/Training SG4
Health and Safety Awareness comparable to SSSTS, including Legislation,
regulations, best practice, tool box talks
Basic Independent Tied Scaffold
Truss-out Scaffold
Scaffolds with prefabricated beams
Protective fans
Pavement gantry
Loading Bay
Roof saddle scaffold
Splay Scaffold
Roof Edge Protection
TG4 Tie Testing
Tool box talks
Alterations (e.g. removing standards from a structure)
50 Question Test Paper (include intermediate test at the end of the 1st week)
2. The trainee operative will be able to interpret scaffold drawings.
3. The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and
dismantle the above scaffolds safely and in their correct sequence.
4. The ‘Scaffolder’ grade is the established trade competency for the scaffolding
industry and enables scaffolders to lead or partake in the majority of scaffolding
operations, as covered by this training and assessment.
Note:
Trainee Scaffolders should not be carrying out any work unless under the direct
supervision of a CISRS qualified scaffolder.
A Trainee Scaffolder cannot lead or supervise a scaffolding gang in any work
operations.
An operative is considered a trainee until they have completed Part 1, Part 2,
CISRS Skills Test, VQ Level 2 and H&S test irrelevant of their time in the industry.
CISRS Scaffolder 1 day Skills test and Assessment
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ assessment is
a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of whether the trainee has
previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A CISRS card will not be issued
to those who fail to successfully complete the 1 day skills test and VQ assessment.
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Detailed Training Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should have knowledge of:
1. The relevant British and European Standards, NASC guidance and statutory
regulations applicable to the correct and safe erection and dismantling of scaffolds
listed in the overall objectives.
2. The types, uses and methods of inspection, and the purpose of various scaffold
tubes, boards and fittings in common use.
3. The types, uses and purposes of prefabricated beams, and the rules for their
assembly and connection to scaffold frames.
4. The purpose, types, uses and loadings of protection fans. The methods of
supporting fans by scaffold tubes and wire ropes.
5. Local Authority rules for the erection of scaffolds on pavements and public places to
ensure protection of the public.
6. The correct methods of attaching spurs, rakers, check fittings, droppers and
puncheons to scaffolds.
7. The methods of attaching anchor bolts and specialist fixings to provide ties for
scaffolds and testing in accordance with NASC Guidance TG4.
8. How to calculate the number of ties and the spacing required to restrain sheeted
and unsheeted scaffolds depending on the capacity of the tie arrangements.
9. How to interpret design layout drawings and determine the correct and safe
methods of erecting and dismantling the scaffolds listed in paragraph 1 of the
overall objectives.
10. How to organise men and materials to lead a gang of Scaffolders carrying out
Scaffolding operations
Skill
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should be able to correctly and
safely:
1. Make adequate provision for the safety of themselves, the workforce, the public
affected by scaffolding work, and future users of the scaffold structure by working
to the relevant British and European Standards, NASC guidance and statutory
regulations.
2. Select serviceable scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Use them correctly and
safely.
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3. Select, inspect assemble and install prefabricated beams into and onto scaffold
structures.
4. Support scaffold protection fans according to requirements of current industry
practice.
5. Erect scaffolds on pavements and public places safely and correctly, with regard to
Local Authority regulations.
6. Install spurs and rakers within the correct operating angles. Attach check fittings,
droppers and puncheons in the correct positions to scaffolds.
7. Install anchor ties and other specialist fixings to the manufacturer’s
recommendations. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4.
8. Select, space and install the correct amount of ties to restrain sheeted and
unsheeted scaffolds in unexposed areas, to current industry practices.
9. Determine the materials required to set out, erect and dismantle in a safe sequence
the scaffolds listed in paragraph 1 of the overall objectives.
10. Have the skills to lead a Scaffold gang carrying out Scaffolding Operations.
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Appendix C
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Appendix C
Advanced Scaffolder Course – Tube and Fitting
Overall Objectives
1. The 2 week advanced course will cover the following elements:
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Health and Safety Awareness comparable to SSSTS, including Legislation,
regulations, best practice, tool box talks etc
Tubular drop scaffold from steelwork
Cantilever drop scaffold
Two-way shore/dead shore
Temporary roof scaffold
Stairways
Ramps
Risk Assessment
Method Statements
Testing of Ties
Tool Box Talks
50 Question Test Paper (include intermediate test at the end of the 1st week
2. Upon qualification at Advanced Scaffolder level the operative will be able to interpret
complex design drawings.
3. The operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and dismantle the
above scaffolds safely and in their correct sequence.
4. The operative will be suitably qualified to lead operations as a charge hand in a
scaffold gang carrying out all types (Basic and Advanced) of scaffolding works.
Advanced Scaffolder CISRS 2 Day Skills Test and Assessment
From January 2011 successful completion of the 2 day skills test and VQ assessment is a
mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of whether the operative has
previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A CISRS card will not be issued
to those who fail to successfully complete the 2 day skills test and VQ assessment.
Training Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the operative should have knowledge of:
1. The relevant British Standards, Codes of Practice and statutory regulations
applicable to the correct and safe erection and dismantling of scaffolds.
2. The correct and safe method of erecting and dismantling drop scaffolding off
steelwork.
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3. The correct and safe method for the erection and dismantling of cantilever drop
scaffolds. Including overturning moments, safety factors, counterbalance etc.
4. The correct and safe method for the erection and dismantling of dead shores.
5. The safe and correct method of erecting and dismantling Temporary Roof Scaffolds
6. The safe and correct method of erecting and dismantling staircases and ramps
7. How to interpret scaffolding drawings and specifications for the structures listed in
paragraph 1 of the overall objectives.
8. How to organise men and materials to lead a gang of Scaffolders carrying out
Advanced
Scaffolding operations
Skill
At the end of the course, the operative should be able to correctly and safely:
1. Make provisions for the safety of themselves, the workforce, the public affected
by scaffolding work, and future users of the scaffold structure by working to the
relevant British Standards, Codes of Practice and statutory regulations.
2. Determine the materials required for drop scaffolding off steelwork. Lay out
materials. Set out and erect drop scaffolding off steelwork. Dismantle a tubular
hanging scaffold.
3. Erect cantilever scaffolds applying appropriate weights with due regard to the safety
measures required to prevent overturning.
4. Determine the materials required for dead shores. Lay out materials. Provide a
means of access. Set out and erect dead shores. Dismantle shores and, where
applicable, the means of access.
5. Determine the material requirements for Temporary Roof Scaffolds in accordance
with drawings and specifications. Lay out materials. Set out and erect Temp Roof
Scaffolds including levelling to reasonable tolerances. Dismantle Temp. Roof
Scaffolds
6. Determine the material requirements for staircases and ramps in accordance with
drawings and specifications. Lay out materials. Set out and erect Staircase/ramp.
Dismantle Staircase/Ramp
7. Read scaffold drawings and erect scaffolds from those drawings and specifications
as listed in paragraph 1 of the overall objectives.
8. Have the skills to lead a Scaffold gang carrying out Advanced Scaffolding
Operations.
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Appendix D
Training Objectives – Trainee Scaffolder (Part 1) Course – System Scaffolding
Overall Objectives
1.
The 2-week Part 1 course will cover the following elements:
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½ Day Instruction/Training SG4
Health and Safety Awareness comparable to SSSTS, including Legislation,
regulations, best practice, tool box talks etc
Manufacturers Instructions
Interpretation of drawings
Tie Methods and TG4
Independent tied scaffold
Birdcage scaffold
Static Tower
Stairway
Alterations to scaffolds (e.g. dropping lift height on independent)
50 Question Test Paper (include intermediate test at the end of 1st week)
The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and
dismantle the above scaffold structures safely and in their correct sequence.
Note: Trainee Scaffolders should not be carrying out any work unless under the
direct supervision of a CISRS qualified scaffolder.
A Trainee Scaffolder cannot lead or supervise a scaffolding gang in any work
operations.
An operative is considered a trainee until they have completed Part 1, Part 2,
CISRS Skills Test, VQ Level 2 and H&S test irrelevant of their time in the industry.
Detailed Training Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should have knowledge of:
1. Statutory regulations, manufacturers instructions and safety requirements (including
SG4) relating to the erection and dismantling of simple scaffolds.
2. The types, uses and purposes of components specified by the original
manufacturer.
3. The methods of handling and stacking system scaffold components, and the
inspection procedures.
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4. The methods of founding scaffolds on three types of surface (ground, concrete and
steel).
5. The correct and safe means of setting out and connecting, standards, ledgers
and transom in accordance with the manufacturers recommended sequence of
erection.
6. The types, methods and frequency requirements for attaching bracing to the
various scaffold structures in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
7. The correct and safe means of supporting decking/boarding to working platforms
and strengthen the scaffold structure in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. The basic tying pattern for unsheeted scaffolds and moveable and non-moveable
tie arrangements.
9. The dimensional requirements of working platforms to comply with the Work at
Height Regulations 2005.
10. The statutory requirements for prescribed methods of access including ladders, and
ladder towers and proprietary stairways.
11. The methods of carrying, raising, lashing, securing, stacking and lowering pole
ladders, and the methods of inspection.
12. The regulations governing inspection of scaffolds.
13. The correct and safe methods of erecting independent with returns, towers and
birdcages at three lifts high.
14. The correct and safe methods of erecting a basic independent scaffold and
adaptions of system scaffolds.
15. The types, uses and methods of inspection, and the correct and safe method of
fixing and operating gin wheels.
Skill
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should be able to correctly and
safely:
1. Carry out work in compliance with statutory regulations, and having regard for their
own safety (particularly in relation to collective and personal fall prevention and
other PPE where appropriate), the safety of the workforce, and the public and future
users of the scaffold.
2. Identify components and their use in accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
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3. Select serviceable components for use; and stack, carry and raise scaffold materials
to and on the working platform correctly and safely.
4. Prepare the base of a scaffold to prevent sinking and slipping of the standards.
5. Select, measure, set out and erect base in accordance with the manufacturers
recommended sequence of erection.
6. Select and fit appropriate components to form bracing and stiffen scaffolds.
7. Construct and Board/deck working platforms in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Install tie arrangement to basic scaffolds.
9. Erect scaffolds of the correct dimensions to provide working platforms conforming
to the Regulations and the manufacturers instructions.
10. Provide safe and suitable access for operatives to the working platform
11. Inspect pole ladders for serviceability. Carry, raise, lash, secure and lower pole
ladders.
12. Inspect scaffolds prior to handover.
13. Determine the material requirements for independent with returns, towers (mobile,
hoist and static), birdcage and system scaffolds up to three lifts high. Lay out
materials, set out scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect scaffolds safely.
14. Use tubes, fittings and boards to adapt proprietary system scaffold structures.
15. Inspect gin wheels for serviceability, position and fix securely, reeve, rope, tie knots
and correctly use gin wheel to haul up scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Take
down gin wheel and coil rope.
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Appendix E
Scaffolder (Part 2) Course – System Scaffolding
Overall Objectives
1. The 2-week Part 2 course will cover the following elements:
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½ Day Instruction/Training SG4
Health and Safety Awareness comparable to SSSTS, including Legislation,
regulations, best practice, tool box talks etc
Manufacturers Instructions
Basic Independent Tied Scaffold
Truss-out Scaffold
Scaffolds with prefabricated beams
Protective fans
Pavement gantry
Loading Bay
Roof saddle scaffold (in tube & fitting if not applicable to the system)
Splay Scaffold
Roof Edge Protection
TG4 Tie Testing
Alterations (e.g. removing standards from a structure)
50 Question Test Paper (include intermediate test at the end of the 1st week)
2. The trainee operative will be able to interpret scaffold drawings.
3. The trainee operative will be able, as a member of a team, to erect, alter and
dismantle the above scaffolds safely and in their correct sequence.
4. The ‘Scaffolder’ grade and VQ2 assessment is the established trade competency
for the scaffolding industry and enables scaffolders to lead or partake in the majority
of scaffolding operations, as covered by this training and assessment.
Note: Trainee Scaffolders should not be carrying out any work unless under the
direct supervision of a CISRS qualified scaffolder.
A Trainee Scaffolder cannot lead or supervise a scaffolding gang in any work
operations.
An operative is considered a trainee until they have completed Part 1, Part 2,
CISRS Skills test, VQ Level 2 and H&S test irrelevant of their time in the industry.
CISRS Scaffolder 1 day Skills test and Assessment
From January 2011 successful completion of the 1 day skills test and VQ assessment
is a mandatory element of the CISRS scheme. This is regardless of whether the
operative has previously achieved his VQ via another route e.g. OSAT. A CISRS card
will not be issued to those who fail to successfully complete the 1 day skills test and
VQ assessment.
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Appendix E
Detailed Training Objectives
Knowledge
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should have knowledge of:
1. The relevant British and European Standards, Manufacturers Instructions, NASC
guidance and statutory regulations applic-able to the correct and safe erection and
dismantling of scaffolds listed in the overall objectives.
2. The types, uses and methods of inspection, and the purpose of various scaffold
tubes, and proprietary components used.
3. The types, uses and purposes of pre-fabricated beams, and the rules for their
assembly and connection to scaffold frames. Also alternative methods for creating
openings specified by the manufacturer e.g. using braces.
4. The purpose, types, uses and loadings of protection fans. The methods of
supporting fans, as per manufacturer’s recommendations and by traditional means
using scaffold tubes and wire ropes.
5. Local Authority rules for the erection of scaffolds on pavements and public places to
ensure protection of the public.
6. The correct methods of attaching spurs, rakers, check fittings (if necessary),
droppers and puncheons to scaffolds.
7. The methods of attaching anchor bolts and specialist fixings to provide ties for
scaffolds and testing in accordance with NASC Guidance TG4.
8. How to calculate the number of ties and the spacing required to restrain sheeted
and unsheeted scaffolds depending on the capacity of the tie arrangements and in
accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations.
9. How to interpret design layout drawings and determine the correct and safe
methods of erecting and dismantling the scaffolds listed in paragraph 1 of the
overall objectives.
10. How to organise men and materials to lead a gang of Scaffolders carrying out
Scaffolding operations
Skill
At the end of the course, the trainee operative should be able to correctly and
safely:
1. Make adequate provision for the safety of themselves, the workforce, the public
affected by scaffolding work, and future users of the scaffold structure by working
to the relevant British and European Standards, Manufacturers’ Instructions NASC
guidance and statutory regulations.
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2. Select serviceable components. Use them correctly and safely.
3. Select, inspect assemble and install prefabricated beams into and onto scaffold
structures.
4. Support scaffold protection fans according to requirements of the manufacturer and
current industry practice
5. Erect scaffolds on pavements and public places safely and correctly, with regard to
Local Authority regulations.
6. Install spurs and rakers within the correct operating angles. Attach check fittings,
droppers and puncheons in the correct positions to scaffolds.
7. Install anchor ties and other specialist fixings to the manufacturer’s
recommendations. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4.
8. Select, space and install the correct amount of ties to restrain sheeted and
unsheeted scaffolds in unexposed areas, to current industry practices.
9. Determine the materials required to set out, erect and dismantle in a safe sequence
the scaffolds listed in paragraph 1 of the overall objectives
10. Have the skills to lead a Scaffold gang carrying out Scaffolding Operations.
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Appendix F
Appendix F
Training Objectives – System Scaffold Product Training Scheme
Overall Objectives
1. The 2 Day Product Training covers the follow:
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Introduction, welcome and registration
Basic Product Information and Manufacturers Instructions
Legal Overview – Health and Safety
British & European Standards
Overview of Product Accreditation and Testing Schemes (e.g. BSI Kite mark)
Guidance and Industry Standards
Component Range
Basic system(s) of work
Bracing Requirements
Ties, Stability and Tie Patterns
Loading & Duties
Access Towers – Theory & Practical
Independent Tied Scaffolds (including returns and hop-ups) – Theory & Practical
Birdcage Access Scaffolds – Theory & Practical
Loading Towers – Theory & Practical
Methods of Access and Egress (including stairways) – Theory & Practical
Test Paper
Summary, Course Evaluation & Close
2. The trainee will be able to use the specific system scaffold product in accordance
with the requirements of the work at Height Regulations 2005, the manufactures
instructions and industry standards, including NASC Guidance Notes.
Note:
This training is only available to existing CISRS Record Card Holders who have
attended a minimum of a Part 1 Training course. If the operative has only completed
Part 1 training they will still be classed as a Trainee. They may use the specific system
they have been trained in, but only under the direct supervision of a CISRS qualified
Scaffolder who also holds that system endorsement.
If an operative wishes to use a 2nd type or brand of a similar CISRS approved systems
product e.g. Cuplok and Genlok the employer will be required to ensure all relevant
product information is passed onto the operative and that the operative is aware of any
differences in product capability, erection procedure, tie patterns etc.
This only applies to products/manufacturers that have submitted all relevant product
information, proof of testing to European Standards, user guide, erection and dismantling
sequence etc. to CISRS for product recognition.
CISRS will produce documentation that highlights the differences in the similar CISRS
approved Systems Scaffolds.
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or protection system you use...
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of your investment. Safely and profitably.
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Tel. 01462 475100 Fax. 01462 475101
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Tel. 01506 440220 Fax. 01506 440110
[email protected] www.layher.co.uk
Appendix G
Appendix G
NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) (QCF)
LEVEL 2
Mandatory Core Units
F/600/7138
J/600/7139
J/600/7142
Conforming to general safety in the workplace
Conforming to efficient working practices in the workplace
Moving and handling resources in the workplace
Mandatory Units
D/600/8264
T/600/8271
R/600/8276
M/600/8298
M/600/8303
Erecting and dismantling independent and birdcage scaffolds
in the workplace
Erecting and dismantling mobile and static scaffold towers in
the workplace
Erecting and dismantling cantilever scaffolds in the workplace
Erecting and dismantling pavement or roof scaffolds in the
workplace
Utilise provision of fall protection systems and/or equipment in
the workplace
NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) (QCF)
LEVEL 3
Mandatory Core Units
F/600/7138
Y/600/7078
D/600/7079
R/600/7080
M/600/8303
L/600/8261
Conforming to general safety in the workplace
Confirming work activities and resources for an Occupational
Work area in the workplace
Developing and maintaining good occupational working
relationships in the workplace
Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
Utilise provision of fall protection systems and/or equipment in
the workplace
Erecting specialised designed scaffolds and rigging in the
workplace
And two of the following:
H/600/8265
K/600/8266
T/600/8268
A/600/8272
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Erecting and dismantling overhead scaffolds in the workplace
Erecting and dismantling falsework scaffolds in the workplace
Erecting and dismantling shoring scaffolds in the workplace
Erecting and dismantling temporary roof scaffolds in the
workplace
Appendix G
Notes
Since 1st January 2008 all candidates attending Part 2 and Advanced courses
have been required to register and complete the relevant VQ prior to a card
being issued. The previous exemption to completing VQ if training had
commenced prior to the VQ’s inception 1996 no longer applies.
Although SVQ unit numbers differ from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the
unit content is the same.
Appendix H
Appendix H – Useful Contacts
CISRS Scheme Manager
CISRS
4th Floor
12 Bridewell Place
London
EC4V 6AP
Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS)
Processing Unit
PO Box 1055
Bircham Newton
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE31 5XQ
CISRS Scaffolding Helpline
Tel. 0844 815 7223
[email protected]
www.cisrs.org.uk
To book a Construction Skills Health and Safety Test
go to www.cskills.org
alternatively
Tel. 0344 994 4488
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Appendix I
Appendix I – CISRS Accredited
Training Providers
Arrow Training Ltd
Unit 6-7A
Riverdale Business Park
Wheatley Hall Road
Doncaster DN2 4PF
Tel: 01302 367 877
www.arrowuk.com
Beckton Training Centre
London Industrial Estate
10 Whiting Way
Beckton
London E6 6LR
Tel: 0207 4745346
www.benchmarkscaffolding.com
CITB Northern Ireland
17 Dundrod Road
Crumlin
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT29 4SR Tel: 02890 825 466
www.citbni.org.uk
Eastern Counties Access Solutions
Work at Height Centre
Muck Lane
Rackheath
Norwich
Norfolk NR13 6ST
Tel: 01603 735130
www.ecaccesssolutions.com
Generation Training Services
Unit 8
Green Industrial Park
Calder Vale Road
Wakefield WF1 5PH
Tel: 0800 587 5224
www.generationhireandsales.co.uk
Haki Ltd
Magnus
Tame Valley Industrial Estate
Tamworth B77 5BY
Tel: 01827 282525
www.haki.co.uk
Harsco
Knapps Lane
Fishponds Ind. Estate
Fishponds
Bristol
BS5 7UQ
Tel. 01827 266109
www.harsco-i.co.uk
Lawsons Training Centre Limited
Whinbank Farm
Distington
Workington
Cumbria CA14 4QH
Tel: 01946 833313
www.lawsonstraining.moonfruit.com
Layher Ltd
Works Road
Letchworth
Hertfordshire SG6 1WL
Tel: 01462 475100
www.lahyer.co.uk
LTC Training Services
Wixenford Depot
Colesdown Hill
Plymouth PL9 8AA
Tel: 01752 485303
www.ltcaccees.co.uk
The Manchester College
Ashton Old Road
Openshaw
Manchester M11 2WH
Tel: 0800 1957700
www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk
National Construction College East
Bircham Newton
King’s Lynn
Norfolk PE31 6RH
Tel: 01485 577 724
www.nationalconstructioncollege.co.uk
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National Construction College
Midlands
83 Lifford Lane
King’s Norton
Birmingham B30 3JH
Tel: 0121 459 4262
www.nationalconstructioncollege.co.uk
Safety and Access Limited
Dabell Avenue
Blenheim Industrial Estate
Bulwell
Nottingham NG6 8WA
Tel: 0115 979 4523
www.safetyaccess.co.uk
National Construction College
Scotland
4 Fountains Way
Inchinnan Business Park
Inchinnan
Renfrewshire PA4 9RQ
Tel: 0344 994800
www.nationalconstructioncollege.co.uk
Simian Skills Ltd
Wallis House
Birchwood Park
Warrington WA3 6FW
Tel: 0845 602 2418
www.simian-risk.com
National Construction College South
Manor Road
Erith
Kent DA8 2AD
Tel: 01322 349638
www.nationalconstructioncollege.co.uk
NETA Training Group
Pennine Avenue
North Tees Industrial Estate
Stockton-on-Tees
Cleveland TS18 2RJ
Tel: 01642 616 936
www.neta.co.uk
Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7SA
Tel: 0191 200 4533
www.ncl-ac.uk
Training 2000 Ltd
Furthergate Industrial Park
Harwood Street
Blackburn
Lancashire BB1 3BD
Tel: 01254 586535
www.training2000.co.uk
Utilities Training (Northern) Ltd
Diamond Business Park
Thornes Moor Road
Wakefield WF2 8PT
Tel: 01924 377 379
www.utntraining.co.uk
WCTS Ltd.
Unit 7 Curran Road Ind. Estate
Cardiff CF10 5DF
Tel. 01656 331261
www.wctslimited.co.uk
Note:
CAPE East operates an Accredited CISRS overseas Centre in the Philippines.
This list of CISRS Accredited Training Providers is current at the time of printing.
Some centres do not operate the full range of CISRS courses, please consult the website
www.cisrs.org.uk or contact the centre directly to confirm which courses are offered.
Contact centres directly in order to book a course.
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Appendix J
Appendix J – List of CISRS Recognised
System Scaffolding Products
Product Name
Manufacturer
Genlok
Generation (UK) Ltd
Trinity Street
Off Tat Bank Road
Oldbury
W. Midlands
Tel: 0121 543 2950
www.generationhireandsale.co.uk
Genuine Kwikstage
Interserve Industrial Services Limited
Intersection House
110 Birmingham Road
West Bromwich
W. Midlands B70 6RP
Tel. 0121 500 5000
Fax. 0121 525 5574
www.interserve.com
Haki Universal
HAKI Limited
Magnus
Tame Valley Industrial Estate
Tamworth
Staffordshire B77 5BY
Tel: 01827 28 25 25
Fax: 01827 25 03 29
[email protected]co.uk
www.haki.co.uk
Layher Allround
Layher Limited
Works Road
Letchworth
Herts. SG6 1WL
Tel: 01462 475100
Fax: 01462 475101
[email protected]
www.layher.co.uk
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Appendix J
Product Name
Manufacturer
Peri Up Rossett Flex
Peri Ltd
Formwork Scaffolding Engineering
Market Harborough
Clifton upon Dunsmore
Rugby
Warwickshire CV23 OAN
Tel. 01788 861610
www.peri.ltd.uk
Plettac Contur
Belle Engineering Ltd
Sheen ‘nr Buxton’
Derbyshire SK17 0EU
Tel: 01298 84606
www.bellegroup.com
Plus Eight
Turner Access
65 Craigton Road
Glasgow G51 3EQ
Scotland
Tel: 0141 440 0663
Fax: 0141 425 1073
h[email protected]
www.pluseight.net
SGB/Harsco Cuplok
Harsco Infrastructure Services Ltd
Harsco House
Regent Park
299 Kingston Road
Leatherhead
Surrey KT22 7SG
Tel: 08705 288388
[email protected]
www.harsco-i.co.uk
Note
This list of CISRS Recognised System Scaffolding products is current at the time of
printing. Check the website www.cisrs.org.uk for an up to date list
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