CISRS Advanced Scaffolder and Skills Testing

The CISRS advanced scaffolding course is a 10-day programme aimed at scaffolders who have already attained their CISRS Scaffolder card and have gained at least 12 months practical experience of scaffolding operations since receiving their scaffolder card.

CISRS Advanced Scaffolder Course Detail

The advanced course will train candidates to the objectives approved by CISRS in the safe erection, alteration and dismantling of advanced scaffold systems, including: 

  • Fall prevention & rescue training (SG4)
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Performance standards (BS EN 12811 and TG20) & management of temporary works (BS5975)
  • Tubular drop scaffold from steelwork (theory and practical)
  • Complex shoring scaffolds (theory and practical)
  • Temporary roof scaffold (theory and practical)
  • Stairways (theory and practical)
  • Ramps (theory and practical)
  • Advanced scaffold inspection (theory and practical)
  • Mobile aluminium tower training for scaffolders
  • Risk assessment (theory and practical)
  • Method statements (theory and practical)
  • Communication skills tool box talks (theory and practical)
  • Testing of ties (TG4)

Delegates who complete and pass the courses will receive a CISRS 10-day Advanced Scaffolder Certificate. They must then complete 6 months on site experience and achievement of before progressing onto the CISRS 2 Day Skills test.

CISRS Two Day Skills Test

Candidates who have already successfully completed their Advanced Scaffolding course and gained the minimum 6 months experience since completion of this must complete and pass a 2-day CISRS Skills Assessment and complete the NVQ Level 3/SCQF Level 6, before applying for their Advanced Scaffolder card. 

Course Delivery

Courses are delivered at CISRS training centres located across the UK, and centres undergo annual audits to ensure they continually meet CISRS Scheme criteria.

Candidates must have successfully completed and passed required course elements at each point in the progression described above.

On completion of the programme an operative can then apply for the CISRS Advanced Scaffolder Card, which is valid for a period of 5 years at which stage it will expire. To renew the card it will be necessary to complete a CISRS 2 Day CPD/Refresher Course to continue the qualification.

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