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NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Announced at AGM

NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Announced at AGM 

The NASC has announced the results of its Apprentice of the Year 2016 Award at its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam (Friday November 25th) – with Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited winning, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up and a posthumous special mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services.

A trophy and a cash prize of £500 will be awarded to Kier Phur, whilst his employer TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd will also receive a trophy and £500 – to be spent on scaffolding training with a CISRS approved training provider in 2017.

Now in its third year, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) sponsored NASC Apprentice of the Year scheme is aimed at individuals who are directly employed by an NASC Member company and are either part way through a formal scaffolding apprenticeship with an approved CISRS provider, or alternatively have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme in 2016.

And this year saw a raft of good entries from the confederation’s 229 full contracting member companies. The criteria for the apprenticeships award states that a successful candidate “needed to be conscientious, to have shown a willingness to learn and develop skills and have gone above and beyond the call of duty whilst working their way through the qualification.”

NASC Apprentice of the Year Scheme Judge Paul Gaze of CITB wanted to see “evidence of someone who through hard work, personal development and a commitment to the industry would be viewed as a shining example to others looking to enter the scaffolding sector.”

He added: “This year’s awards were very tough to judge, with a record number of quality entries from NASC members across the UK. Whilst it was a difficult process, two candidates in particular stood out – demonstrating their commitment to the scaffolding and access industry. They are a credit to themselves and their employers.”

Dave Mosley, NASC Director of Training and CISRS Scheme Manager said: “Congratulations to both winner Kier Phur and runner-up Lisa Duncan. This NASC Apprentice of the Year award is a great way of promoting the many apprenticeships NASC member companies create year on year – providing a backbone and lifeblood to their firms.”

For details about scaffolding apprenticeships, becoming an NASC member and to find out more about the latest SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ Safety Guidance notes, the TG20:13 full suite and the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

And for more details on CISRS training, scaffolding apprenticeships and a list of current providers, please visit: www.cisrs.org.uk.

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NASC 2016 AGM News Round-Up

NASC 2016 AGM News Round-Up

  • Record levels of full membership announced: 229
  • Inaugural Product Innovation Award winners announced: Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd – for their ‘Acorn Super Structure’ £1.8M temporary roof at Creamfields Steel Yard with a highly commended award going to TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for the ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel’
  • 2016 Apprentice of the Year: Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up. A special posthumous mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services
  • Updated Articles of Association

The NASC held its AGM at the Grand Hotel Krasnopolsky in Amsterdam on Friday November 25th – releasing a range of news from the UK scaffolding industry trade body, including a record level of membership.

The busy agenda – reflecting the high activity levels of the confederation and its membership – included speeches from President, Alan Lilley (Commercial Scaffolding Ltd), Vice-President and Chair of the NASC Hire, Sale & Manufacturing Committee, Des Moore (TRAD Group MD), Training Director & CISRS Manager, Dave Mosley and NASC MD, Robin James, to a full audience of NASC contracting, hire and sales and information members.

Addressing the membership, MD Robin James provided a 2016 Annual Review with updates on the activities of the various standing committees (Audit, ASITO, Health & Safety, Technical, Hire, Sales & Manufacturing, Contracts), updates were also provided on Employment Affairs & Marketing.

Robin James then revealed details of confederation’s headline news, including:

  1. Record levels of membership since the confederation formation in 1945: The total number of full members is now at 229 – which is a record high. And with two companies in the site audit process currently, the confederation expects to breach 230 by the year end.
  2. The winner of the first ever NASC Product Innovation Award: Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd – for their ‘Acorn Super Structure’ £1.8M temporary roof at Creamfields Steel Yard with a highly commended award going to TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for the ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel.’
  3. 2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year award winner: Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited winning, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up. And a special posthumous mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services.
  4. Approving a special resolution to adopt new Articles of Association for the NASC, to modernise the confederation and embrace its status as a not-for-profit organisation.

NASC MD Robin James said: “2016 has been another exceptionally strong year for the confederation and its members – from the wide use and acceptance of the updated SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ to the introduction of new members to the confederation and the launch of the successful new Product Innovation award and lots more besides. It’s fabulous to see the membership and scaffolding sector flourishing.”

President, Alan Lilley said: “It is with a sense of pride that I can say our mission over the past year to help companies meet our strict criteria and become NASC members has worked, cementing our position as the premier trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK.

“It is my aim to continue on this upwards trajectory and further increase the NASC membership in 2017 and help make it even more attractive to small and medium sized companies in the UK – giving them as much assistance as possible to reach the high standards of the organisation and achieve membership status. The NASC is open to all bone fide companies where access and scaffolding provides a significant part of their business.”

For details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about latest SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ Safety Guidance notes, the TG20:13 full suite and the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

And for more details on CISRS training, including a list of current providers, please visit: www.cisrs.org.uk

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Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd win Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award

Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd win Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award

The winner of the inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award has been announced at the confederation’s AGM as Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd – for their impressive £1.8M 50m (w) x 20m (h) x 90m (l) ‘Acorn Super Structure’ temporary roof at the Creamfields Steel Yard event this Summer.

And a highly commended NASC Product Innovation Award has been given to TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for their revolutionary ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel’ – designed to stop scaffolding loads plummeting from height.

There were eight entries for the inaugural biennial NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award – launched this Summer to celebrate the very best developments in new scaffolding materials and products from inventive NASC members at the forefront of change in the UK scaffolding industry.

The entries were considered by an independent judging panel (Rick Statham of Safety & Access Ltd and Simon Hughes of Simian Risk Management Ltd), with NASC Technical Officer, Ken Johnson the point of contact for judging:

  • Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd for the ‘Acorn Super Structure’
  • TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for the ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel’
  • Malvern Scaffolding Ltd for their ‘Malvern Key-Tie’
  • Layher Ltd for the new Universal Aluminium HD Beam
  • HAKI Scaffolding Ltd for their cutting edge HAKI Decking CADEE system
  • TRAD Hire & Sales Ltd for the Plettac Metrix Permanent Advanced Guardrail
  • GKR Scaffolding Ltd for their new Elimin-8 innovative scaffold fitting, and
  • Focus Scaffolding Ltd for their two and three board hop-up bracket for tube and fittings.

The winners were announced at the NASC AGM in Amsterdam, on Friday November 25th, where trophies and certificates were presented. And in addition Acorn and TRAD will now be able to use a bespoke NASC Product Innovation logo for a period of two years.

At the AGM, Des Moore, NASC Vice President and Chair of the NASC Hire & Sales Committee gave a presentation on the various entries, showcasing cutting edge products to the membership and the scaffolding industry as a whole.

Speaking about Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd, the judges said: “Acorn came through in creating an innovative structure using an innovative product. Their aim is to help clients deliver world class, unique and memorable events –specialising in innovative, temporary scaffold-based event structures. Their brief was to push the boundaries of festival production.

“It took months of collaboration, planning and design. The effect was to give every festival goer enjoyment of the premium technical production and high end immersive technology. It is an exceptional product borne out of determination to reach solutions in close liaison with a manufacturer and client. The judges made their determination considering the project as innovation at its best.”

Runner-up, the TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel.’ was highly commended for its wide-reaching benefit, ensuring that loads do not go into free fall, and for radically reduced rope chafing characteristics.

The judges said: “By applying designs from other industries to our trade and enhancing the safety of this commonly used lifting accessory, TRAD evolved this clever item through their in-house ‘Play it Safe’ safety meetings. It was seen as a major benefit to the whole of the industry – ensuring loads cannot plummet, which is a real innovation and safety feature.

“This product will undoubtedly ensure a reduction in handling injuries. Even hoisting upwards allows fluid movement and safe landing of materials – solving a major safety feature that is a common ‘near miss’ situation. It will assist in significantly ensuring safe practice and helping to ensure operatives go home safely to their families at the end of the day.”

NASC MD Robin James said: “This new biennial award has attracted considerable interest and has been superbly supported by the NASC members. It shows the ingenious and inventive nature of our membership – who lead the way with scaffolding product innovation, for productivity and safety. Credit should go to all of the nominees and the hard working members of our hire and sale committee, who pioneered this excellent scheme. And particular congratulations go to the inaugural NASC Product Innovation Award winners Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd and highly commended TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd – who the judges felt stood out in the competition.”

For details of the new biennial scaffold product award, to order copies of the new SG4:15:You pocket guide, for information on the latest Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG) notes, the TG20:13 full suite and the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including becoming an NASC member, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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NASC Council Changes At AGM

NASC Council Changes At AGM

The NASC has made changes to its Council structure – with Alan Harris (Pro-Fix Access Ltd), Sean Pike (Layher Ltd) and Rob Lynch (Lyndon Scaffolding plc) elected as co-opted members of the NASC Council, effective for two years from the confederation’s AGM, November 25th 2016.

In addition to its standing committees – which work tirelessly to create industry-leading safety and technical guidance for the benefit of members of the UK’s leading scaffolding industry trade body – the NASC has an elected council which oversees and provides all of the NASC activity and provides direction and strategic decisions.

NASC MD Robin James said: “We are thrilled to have three such driven, respected and experienced individuals join the NASC Council as co-opted members. They will bring a broader perspective to discussions and debates at Council as representatives of small, medium and large member organisations.”

Alan Harris (Pro-Fix Access Ltd) said: “I am absolutely delighted to be elected to the NASC council, on behalf of one of the smaller members of the NASC – which represents a large and busy scaffolding sector. It’s good for us to be there to represent the issues and approach of the smaller access and scaffolding firms. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and thrilled to be part of the debate at the UK’s leading scaffolding trade body.”

Sean Pike (Layher Ltd) added: “My membership of the NASC Hire, Sales and Manufacturing committee – especially my knowledge of manufacturing processes and involvement with ASITO, representing the interests of system scaffolding/training – I believe brings a valuable contribution to the NASC Council. I am honoured and delighted by this appointment.”

And Rob Lynch (Lyndon Scaffolding plc) said: “I am delighted that I can maintain a high profile for Lyndon Scaffolding – the UK’s largest independent, still family-owned scaffolding firm – at the NASC. We strongly support the NASC’s objective to improve the safety and professional standards in the scaffolding sector.”

In addition to these changes, Mel Archer (Archway Services plc) was elected as Audit & Membership Committee Chair and Lee Rowswell (GKR Scaffolding Ltd) was elected as London & South East Region Chair.

For details on the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including on how to become an NASC member, TG20:13 and SG4:15, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award Attracts Industry Leading Submissions

Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award Attracts Industry Leading Submissions

The inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award was launched in the summer of 2016 and has attracted entries from a range of NASC hire/sale and contracting members, showcasing a range of innovative scaffolding products developed by the membership.

This biennial NASC award is designed to celebrate developments in scaffolding products by NASC member companies. It is hoped that all NASC member companies will be able to benefit from the exercise.

A total of eight entries have been received from NASC members. These are comprised of written submissions, photographs, powerpoint slides and videos, and in some cases examples of the actual product:

  • Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd (Creamfields Steel Yard temporary event venue)
  • Malvern Scaffolding Ltd (the ‘Malvern Key-Tie’)
  • TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd (a new/revolutionary Gin Wheel)
  • Layher Ltd (new Universal Aluminium HD Beam)
  • HAKI Scaffolding Ltd (HAKI Decking CADEE system)
  • TRAD Hire & Sales Ltd (Plettac Metrix Permanent Advanced Guardrail)
  • GKR Scaffolding Ltd (Elimin-8 innovative scaffold fitting)
  • Focus Scaffolding Ltd (two and three board hop-up bracket for tube and fitting)

All the entries have been forwarded to the judging panel which is comprised of Rick Statham (Safety & Access Ltd) and Simon Hughes (Simian Risk Ltd) with Ken Johnson (NASC Health & Safety and Technical Support) the point of contact for judging.

The primary focus of the judges when assessing the entries will be on innovation, safety and commercial benefit.

Winning and highly commended entries will be announced at the NASC AGM on Friday November 25th, when trophies and certificates will be presented by Des Moore (TRAD Group MD and Chair of the NASC Hire & Sales Committee) after he has given a presentation about the various entries, showcasing the shortlisted products to the membership.

In addition to the award (which will alternate with the well-established biennial NASC Health & Safety Award) the winning and highly commended entries will entitle the respective member companies to the use of a bespoke NASC Product Innovation logo for a period of two years following the awards.

NASC MD Robin James said: “This biennial award has attracted considerable interest and has been well supported by the members. It taps into the ingenious and inventive nature of the NASC membership – who lead the industry in terms of product innovation, with additional safety benefits for users. Credit should go to those members who have submitted entries, also to the hard working members of the NASC Hire, Sale and Manufacturing Committee, who pioneered this excellent award.”

Des Moore, added: “The scaffolding industry is constantly evolving, and product-based hire, sale and manufacturing member companies are at the forefront of driving these changes. As such, we felt it was time to recognise this and champion those companies and individuals who are creating products that make the industry a safer place to work in. We look forward to announcing the winner and runner-up at the NASC AGM.”

For details of the new biennial scaffolding product innovation award, to order copies of the new SG4:15:You pocket guide, for information on the latest Technical Guidance (TG) and Safety Guidance (SG) notes, the TG20:13 full suite and the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including becoming an NASC member, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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Calling all Scaffolding Supervisors!

Calling all Scaffolding Supervisors!

CISRS are working directly with their cardholders and approved training providers to match up the demand for supervisor refresher training. Following the introduction of Supervisory CPD/refresher training on 1st March 2016, anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card is required to complete the newly developed 2- day course.

Delegates on the two-day course will need to successfully complete a written test, several case study projects, and deliver a toolbox talk – all of which will contribute to their overall pass/fail assessment criteria.

CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager Training has been in place for over 5 years. The five-day course is aimed at personnel providing first line supervision for scaffolding contractors which could include Charge Hands, Foremen, Site Supervisors or Contract Managers. The programme covers similar topics to the CITB Site Managing Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) but with more of a scaffolding perspective and includes:

  • Health & Safety Legal Overview
  • Health & Safety Law Health and Safety Management
  • HSE ACOPs and Guidance Performance Standards
  • British and European Standards
  • NASC Safety and Technical Guidance TG20:13 & SG4:15 appreciation
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Supervisory Skills Planning and Organisation
  • Materials and Logistics Competence
  • Allocation of Duties
  • Effective Supervision
  • Behavioural Safety Overview
  • Effective Communication (including basic presentation skills, briefings and Toolbox talks)
  • Risk Assessment & Method Statements

SMSTS is often the client’s default position when it comes to specifying Supervisory qualification on their sites, as such lots of scaffolding Supervisors are attending generic Health and Safety Supervisory courses rather than a scaffold specific one.

Dave Mosley CISRS Scheme Manager said: “SMSTS has been around a long time and is a good course. When developing the CISRS Supervisor course we tried to ensure that all of the essential topics were covered, but we also wanted to relate these to the trade itself as we feel it makes it a more interesting and relevant experience for the delegates.”

CISRS has announced that it will allow those operatives holding a current SMSTS certificate, a valid CISRS Scaffolder or Advanced card and a Supervisory Health, Safety and Environment test or recognised exemption to attend the CISRS 2 Day supervisor refresher course. Those who successfully complete the programme will be deemed eligible to apply for a CISRS Supervisors card.

CISRS Scaffolding Supervisory and Manager training is recognised by Build UK. To find out more about the CISRS scheme, please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.

 

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NASC Members St Helens Plant Win 2016 Build Award

NASC Members St Helens Plant Win 2016 Build Award

NASC full non contracting (hire/sales) members St Helens Plant have won the construction and engineering category plus an ‘Excellence Award for Scaffolding Fabrication, Repair and Reconditioning’ in the recent Build Awards 2016.

This is the second accolade that St Helens Plant (known in the scaffolding sector for their fabrication, repair and reconditioning services) have won in 2016 – also netting a finalists placement in the Access and Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category in the Construction News 2016 Specialists Awards in February.

As one of the UK’s all-encompassing scaffolding supply specialists, St Helens Plant have gained national and international recognition for their commitment and contribution to the access and scaffolding industry.

Gordon Pilling of St Helens Plant said: “We’re delighted to have been nominated by our clients, and to have won this construction and engineering award, also to have gained an excellence award for scaffolding fabrication, repair and reconditioning.

“It’s another award purely down to the strength, commitment and loyalty of each one of our team, from factory, dispatch and delivery, and office staff. We are very proud of all of who commit daily to St Helens Plant and have made our international recognition and awards possible. I extend my gratitude to our clients and the Build Awards for the privilege of being awarded this accolade.

“Safety of supply is a huge focus for us at St Helens Plant and being part of NASC, we try and promote this as much as we can at every opportunity.”

NASC MD Robin James said: “Congratulations to St Helens Plant on this magnificent achievement for their services to the scaffolding sector. Working alongside big clients in the scaffolding industry, expanding their operations and winning significant awards, they are living proof of the success NASC members have had in 2016. We wish them further success into 2017 and beyond.”

For details on the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including on how to become an NASC member, TG20:13 and SG4:15, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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NASC 2017 Yearbook Launch: Announcing A Surge in Contracting Membership

NASC 2017 Yearbook Launch: Announcing A Surge in Contracting Membership

The NASC’s widely respected NASC 2017 Yearbook has launched – including confirmation of the highest level of NASC membership, since formation in 1945.

The Yearbook is packed with almost 100 pages of the latest UK scaffolding news, updates on new and revised NASC guidance, CISRS training and Britain’s premier access and scaffolding projects, as well as details of the activities of the confederation in 2016.

NASC Managing Director Robin James opens the popular publication with a welcome stating: “It’s boom time for the NASC and its members – as membership enquiries and applications peaked, sales of TG20:13 soared and the value of NASC membership reached scaffolding companies of all sizes in 2016.

“The NASC 2017 Yearbook testifies to a healthy and dynamic industry, and one that continues to astonish and amaze. The range and quality of work carried out by NASC member companies simply underlines the importance of maintaining the highest possible standards where requirements for NASC membership are concerned.”

NASC President, Alan Lilley – who launched the recent SME membership drive campaign at the 2015 AGM – added: “I am pleased to report the initiatives we undertook to attract new members have proved an unqualified success. I am eager for the NASC to be seen to represent the whole of the scaffolding industry and further initiatives by the confederation are being planned to broaden its appeal. Now is an opportune time to apply for contracting membership.”

The NASC 2017 Yearbook contains details of prestige projects from NASC members, showcasing scaffolding expertise, with examples of leading access and scaffolding jobs from across the UK – including the Battersea Power Station renovation project by QFS scaffolding, Carlisle Railway Station works by XERVON Palmers, Creamfields Steelyard by Acorn Scaffolding and the National Trust’s Clandon Park renovation after its fire, by Ideal Scaffolding (Southern), to name just a few.

Detailed reports updating from the various confederation committees are also included in the NASC Yearbook, including:

  • Audit and Membership report by outgoing Audit Committee Chair and current NASC President, Alan Lilley.
  • Access and Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation Committee report, by ASITO Chair, Mike Burr.
  • Health and Safety Committee report by Chair, Adrian Rooney
  • Technical Committee report by Chair, James Attridge.
  • Hire, Sale and Manufacturing Committee update by Des Moore, NASC Vice President and Hire/Sales Committee Chair, and NASC Code of Practice audit report by Jerry Watts, auditor (QSI Ltd), and
  • Contractual Committee report by Committee Chair, David Brown.

Further sections include information about the confederation and who’s who in the organisation, how to become an NASC member/membership criteria, a list of current NASC publications, the NASC Code of Conduct, membership benefits and an A-Z of all NASC Full Contracting, Hire & Sales and Information members.

The NASC 2017 Yearbook has been designed, edited and printed by Construction Manager publishers Atom (as per 2015 and 2016) and is being distributed to 30,000+ industry professionals and members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in the November/December issue of Construction Manager magazine, on November 5th.

In addition to the 96 page printed version, an e-reader version of the NASC 2017 Yearbook is available to view here and via the NASC website ‘About’ page.

For a printed hard copy of the NASC 2017 Yearbook and details on the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – including on how to become an NASC member, TG20:13 and SG4:15, please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk

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CISRS Tighten Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) Entry Criteria

CISRS Tighten Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) Entry Criteria

CISRS has tightened up the entry criteria and course requirements for its popular basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS).

Effective immediately, there is now a pre-qualification requirement that the delegate/employer must ensure they can provide evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience prior to attending the basic SITS course.

Aimed at anyone responsible for carrying out statutory scaffold inspections on basic scaffolding structures in accordance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 – as well as scaffolders wishing to expand their knowledge – the basic SITS course is one of the most intensive courses within the CISRS scheme, which entails three full days at an accredited training centre to complete.

The popular SITS courses are attended all across the UK by site managers, agents, engineers and health and safety professionals alike – covering the fundamental requirements for legal, safe and compliant scaffolding. The courses include practical inspection, theory, report writing, fault finding as well as an update on the latest NASC safety and technical guidance.

CISRS Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley said: “Scaffold inspection is such an important area with far-reaching effects and we feel that those attending the course should be able to verify that they have at least a rudimentary knowledge of scaffolding prior to attending training. They also need to be aware of the responsibility that comes with inspecting scaffolds – hence the pre-qualification change to two years relevant work experience.

“In the past, companies would send staff on scaffold inspection courses very early within their career in order to gain some basic knowledge about scaffolding. CISRS feel that in reality a scaffolding awareness/introduction to scaffolding course is more suitable, until they have more of a working knowledge of scaffolding on site”

As a result of the changes to the Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme, potential delegates will be required submit a CV, employer endorsement and/or proof of prior training at the point of booking a course.

CISRS are considering the possibility of putting together a short duration scaffolding awareness course, for entry level training purposes.

For more information on SITS courses, a full a list of approved training providers, further details about CISRS scaffolding card courses, a copy of the new CISRS cards poster, training changes following the introduction of SG4:15 and TG20:13, information and dates on courses available or to find out more about CISRS, please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.