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Milestone reached for CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme

24th March 2015

The Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) was developed 3 years ago by CISRS with support from Simian Skill Ltd and has now reached a milestone of over 2500 operatives completing the training scheme.


The scheme is based upon the same sound principles as the UK CISRS training scheme, including on site experience and assessment.  It has been steadily gaining recognition worldwide and is starting to have a positive impact.

In some countries, where operatives may not always be required to adhere to the safest working methods for the erection and dismantling of scaffolding the training scheme has the potential to make a real difference.   The scheme has already been delivered to operatives on location in UAE, Qatar, South Korea and the Philippines.

This is clearly a positive start but of course there is much more work to be done to encourage employers worldwide to take advantage of the training scheme.  Local access will no doubt be vital in further increasing take up of the scheme and raising awareness of the benefits amongst of employers.   Simian Skill delivers this training at our specially equipped training centres in the Middle East as well as at other global locations including Nigeria, the Republic of South Korea, Iraq, and Eastern Europe.  Training can also be delivered onsite if facilities and equipment are suitable.