CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)

Accreditation

CISRS

Course duration

3 Days

Certificate valid for

5 years

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This course is intended for CISRS Scaffold card holders or for inspection card renewals, and also for those responsible for inspecting and checking basic scaffolds for safe use, signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations.

You should have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, coming from time spent in your individual industry sector. You’ll be required to confirm this experience by producing a CV with an employer endorsement, contactable references and/or certificates.

At the end of the course you'll gain a CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) certificate and can apply for a CISRS inspection card.

CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme Course Overview

This SITS (Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme) course is intended for persons responsible for inspecting and checking scaffolds for safe use and for signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations. The overall aim is to develop trainees with an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds and to comply with current legislation and codes of practice.

CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme Course Content

  • Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
  • Scaffolding terminology
  • Tubes, boards and fittings
  • Ladders
  • Gin wheels and ropes
  • Scaffold ties

Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds to include:

  • independent tied scaffold
  • putlog scaffold
  • birdcage scaffold
  • static tower
  • basic independent tied scaffold
  • scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  • protective fans, pavement gantry
  • loading bay, roof saddle scaffold
  • splay scaffold roof edge protection
  • practical inspection
  • reports.

Entry requirements

You must either be able to provide evidence of passing a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within 23 months; or you must hold at least one of the following:

  • Current CCNSG Passport to Safety
  • NEBOSH Construction certificate (taken within 23 months)
  • Current Offshore Survival certificate/Card
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • SMSTS (taken within 23 months)
  • SSSTS (taken within 23 months).

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is twelve.

The successful achievement of the above training objectives will be demonstrated using the following assessment methods:

  • Theory test to assess trainees comprehension of course
  • Practical scaffolding inspections

CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) certificate.

For those not looking to achieve a CISRS Scaffolder Inspection card but have a requirement to inspect basic Scaffolding as part of a Safe System of Work or Supervisory responsibility, ESS also offer a 1, or 2 day, Basic Scaffold Inspection Awareness course giving you the necessary training, skills and knowledge to undertake inspections on site.