News / 25.11.20

CISRS CPD - Have Your Say

Short and anonymous CPD survey launched

It has been more than three years since the requirement for completion of CPD for CISRS Scaffolder and Advanced card renewal was formally introduced on July 1 2017.

It had been an issue that the sector had avoided and “knocked into the long grass” for several years.

Following a request from the Health & Safety Executive to incorporate a more thorough card renewal process, a Working Party was set up to discuss and agree proposed content, duration and method of delivery, based upon previous discussions with Access and Scaffolding Industry Training Organisation (ASITO), NASC membership and third parties such as CITB, CSCS and the Unions.

Despite initial reluctance to its introduction, the two-day course has proven very popular, the feedback collected from delegates upon completion of the course has been overwhelmingly positive.

Having now passed the halfway point in the five-year CPD cycle, with more than 60 per cent of those required to attend the CPD programme having now undertaken it, CISRS would be very interested in hearing their views now that they have had time to reflect.

We would like to gauge the view not only of delegates, but also employers and wider industry in regard to CISRS Scaffolder CPD, both in its current form and suggestions for what it may look like for futures programmes.

These responses will assist CISRS when reviewing Scaffolder CPD.

We would therefore appreciate it if you could spare the time to complete our short CPD survey which can be found here.

The CPD survey will remain open until February 28 2021.

Dave Mosley, CISRS Scheme Manager, said: “CPD/Refresher training as a scheme requirement caused quite a bit of controversy at the time of its introduction, but most in the sector now accept that as a Safety critical trade, it makes sense to ensure that Scaffolders are kept up to date with changes within their industry.

“We want people to be honest in their responses as such the survey is anonymous. We do, however, want the comments to be constructive. Remarks like “it’s rubbish” will not help us identify areas that require consideration.

“If there are specific elements of the programme that someone has concerns with, we want them to let us know and if they can offer solutions to these issues they would be welcomed.”


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