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CISRS Cards Appeals Process

12th March 2015

CISRS will be changing its appeal process from 01 April 2015 – meaning those wishing to make  appeals based on holding an “old style”  CISRS cards will be required to successfully complete the appropriate CISRS skills test based upon the card they previously held. This means, for example, a one day skills test will need to be carried out for a Scaffolder, or a two day skills test for an Advanced Scaffolder, prior to a card being issued.


The skills test needs to take place with a CISRS approved training provider and the acceptance of their initial appeal submission would need to be supported with all additional relevant information, e.g. CV, letter from employer, medical records etc.  Furthermore, those who have since moved into a management or supervisory role and are no longer actively engaged in the erection/dismantling of scaffold will be advised to undertake the CISRS five day Scaffolding Supervisory/Management, or appropriate CISRS Scaffold inspection Training Scheme (SITS) course, complete the relevant H&S test or recognised exemption and apply for a CISRS Supervisor or Inspection card.

CISRS Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley said: “All those involved in scaffolding need to be aware of the changes and take responsibility for them from the start date of 01 April 2015.”

For further details about changes to CISRS card schemes and courses, training changes following the introduction of TG20:13, or to find out more about CISRS, please visit or email

Simian clients are free to contact their Account Manager on 0345 602 2418 (option 1) for further advice.