CISRS Part 1 Course

What is the course?

This ten day course builds upon the safety skills learned in the CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) course, and teaches skills essential for any scaffolder. Its focus is on core skills such as erecting, dismantling and altering basic scaffolding and access structures.

Course content

  • Using both system and tube & fitting type scaffolds
  • Erecting both independent and putlog scaffolds
  • Altering existing scaffolds
  • Safety regulations and best practices, including compliance with SG4
  • Material requirements for all basic scaffold types
  • Overcoming obstacles to normal set-up safely
  • Interpretation of simple scaffolding plans and drawings
  • Basic tie testing

How is the course taught and assessed?

This course uses classroom study, practical exercises and computerised training methods to give the student a broad overview of basic scaffolding skills.

Your overall assessment will be based both on your test scores and your class or group participation.

What qualification will I receive?

Upon completing this course, you will receive a CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 certificate, which is valid for life.

What can I do next?

Once you have your CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 certificate and have gained at least six months of site experience as a level 1, you may attend the CISRS Part 2 course.

You can renew/obtain a Red (Trainee) CISRS Card with either a Part 1 or Part 2 certificate.

Also if you have both Part 1 and 2, a Scaffolding NVQ L2 or higher plus have passed the CISRS Skills Test (1 day), you will be eligible to get the Blue (Scaffolder) CISRS Card.

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone who has held a CISRS Labourer card or a CISRS Trainee Scaffolder card for at least six months prior to the beginning of the course.

Fluency in written and spoken English is also required.

Similar courses

  1. CISRS Part 2
  2. CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)
  3. Basic Scaffolding Inspection (SITS)
  4. Advanced Scaffolding Inspection (Advanced SITS)