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CISRS Launches System Scaffold Product Inspection Courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has broadened its training offering through the addition of a range of System Scaffold Product Inspection courses.

In response to a growing use of systems scaffolding, CISRS has worked closely with a number of leading scaffolding manufacturers to create a standardised approach to systems training.

This has resulted in the launch of three one-day courses, covering Haki, Layher and Peri Up systems.

CISRS are very grateful for the input of the three companies involved to date and are confident that with a standardised approach to systems inspection now in place other manufacturers and suppliers will quickly get on board.

The System Scaffold Product Inspection courses include a theory test based on general inspection and specific system product knowledge as well as a practical exam based on a drawing of the structure and faults provided by the manufacturer / supplier.

Sean Pike, Managing Director of Layher UK Ltd and chair of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation’s Hire, Sales and Manufacturing committee, said: “Layher welcomes the introduction of Systems Inspection training modules into the CISRS scheme, something we have been pushing for this for some time.

“While there has previously been ‘in-house’ manufacturer inspection training taking place, we are really pleased there is now a formalised route via the CISRS scheme for people to get their training recognised and endorsed onto their CISRS cards.”

The courses are open to anyone holding a CISRS Basic Scaffolding Inspection (BSI) or Advanced Scaffolding Inspection (ASI) card, or CISRS Scaffolders or Advanced Scaffolders that have had their card renewed with CPD and showing the Inspection endorsement.

In accordance with the criteria for SSPTS training, inspectors who have successfully completed a CISRS System Scaffold Product Inspection course are deemed competent to inspect a system product of a similar type, provided they are fully aware of the differences in the product specifications and have access to the current manufacturers user guide.

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