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CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection

Duration: 3 days


This CISRS accredited course will develop your understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and the inspection procedures for basic access scaffolds and how to comply with current legislation and Codes of Practice.

Entry Requirements – CISRS would expect delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, which would have come from time spent in their individual industry sector e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing, offshore etc. This experience would be required to be confirmed by the production of a CV with contactable references and/or certificates. Examples of acceptable experience are:

Delegate holds current CISRS Scaffolder/Advanced Card

Delegate has previously attended a scaffold appreciation/awareness course.

Delegate has previously attended a Scaffold Inspection course.

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English

Health & Safety Requirement – You must either be able to provide evidence of passing a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within the last 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).


This CISRS basic scaffold inspection course is designed for members of management or supervisors who are responsible for inspecting scaffolds, and completing reports in accordance the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Certification – Successful delegates of this scaffold inspection course will receive a CISRS Completion Certificate, and we will apply for the CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection card on your behalf. Delegates are required to bring a passport photograph and current CSkills health and safety test or valid exemption in order to be officially certified.


Course Itinerary

  • Introduction to Scaffolding & Scaffolding Terminology
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • British, European and Industry Standards (NASC)
  • Overview of SG4:15 – Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations
  • TG20:13
  • Tube, fittings & boards
  • Safe ladder access and egress
  • Scaffolders training and working methods
  • Bracing and tying scaffolds
  • Fan boards and public protection
  • Mobile, static and loading towers
  • Birdcage scaffolds
  • Beams and bridging beams
  • Various types of system scaffolding
  • How to carry out a scaffolding inspection
  • Scaffold tagging systems
  • Scaffold inspection exercise
  • Knowledge test and assessment.

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