CISRS Launch ‘Toolbox Talk’ TG20:13 Training Videos

CISRS has launched a series of ‘Toolbox Talk’ training videos to act as teaching tools for the introduction of the NASC’s new Technical Guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.

Scaffolding training expert, Simon Hughes of Simian Skills Ltd has been drafted in by CISRS to help prepare and host the videos, as well as working closely with CISRS to produce a new ‘What has changed in TG20’ guidance document, to update and assist all CISRS training in relation to TG20.

There are currently three ‘Toolbox Talk’ versions availble to view online through NASC channels (see links below): A full 19-minute video, which features an introduction to the new TG20:13 e-Guide, a shorter 12-minute version, without the e-Guide demonstration, and the separate e-Guide demonstration itself. Powerpoint versions of the training films are also available to view via the NASC website.

The Toolbox Talk videos are designed to introduce the NASC’s new Technical Guidance TG20:13 – which includes significant changes and extends the scope of standard scaffolds that can be built without the need for additional design. The new TG20:13 Operational, Design, User & e-Guides that make up the full ‘TG20 Suite‘ are all explained in detail in the videos.

CISRS Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley said: “The introduction of TG20:13 will have a profound effect on the industry and will affect all CISRS courses. We wanted to make a series of videos to help make the integration of TG20:13 as smooth as possible from a training perspective.

“These well-produced, factually-accurate and clearly-presented videos will be an invaluable training tool for scaffolding contractors, as well as CISRS-approved training providers, we would like to thank Simon Hughes and Simian Skills Ltd for their assistance in producing the videos. We are confident the industry will find them useful in getting to grips with TG20:13.”

To view the CISRS/NASC TG20:13 ‘Toolbox Talk’ training videos, please visit NASC’s YouTube page at: www.youtube.com/user/NASClondon. Or visit the NASC’s website TG20:13 section at: www.nasc.org.uk/tg20_13.

And for further details about the new Scaffold Inspection (SITS) courses and training changes following the introduction of 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. Also, to obtain a copy of TG20:13, please visit www.nasc.org.uk/tg20_13.

TG20:13 & Changes to SITS Courses

Following the introduction of the new TG20:13 tube and fitting technical guidelines, CISRS has seen this as an opportunity to review its current course content which has reulted in them adding an extra day to the Basic SITS course – making it three days in duration. This additional day is to accommodate the extra detail and structures included within the new TG20:13 guidance but is also part of a drive to ramp up the training requirement for those wishing to carry out Scaffold inspections. It has long been felt by the scaffolding industry that 2 day courses are not sufficient to impart all of the relevant knowledge required for carrying out inspection of scaffold structures.

The revised SITS training coursework is nearing completion and the new courses will be issued to the CISRS approved providers imminently giving them plenty of time to get up to speed with the new format prior to the course becoming mandatory from 1 July 2014.

Those who have already pre-booked a CISRS two-day course with an approved provider prior to the 1 July 2014 cut-off date will still be allowed to attend the course and will be eligible to apply for a CISRS Basic Inspection card upon completion. CISRS recommends that in this situation, or for those who have previously completed the two day course, participants will need to ensure they obtain a full suite of the TG20 guidance and make themsleves aware of the changes. They could make use of the TG20 powerpoints but may also want to seek some formal TG20 training via an approved training provider.

For more information on the SITS (or other) courses, please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.



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