Simian Dubai

Simian Skill Dubai CISRS Success Continues

Simian Skill Dubai has completed another successful year of training in the UAE in the 2016/2017 period, recently passing the CISRS Annual accreditation audit with flying colours.

Operating in the region since 2013, Simian Skill has continued to set a high standard for training delivery, maintaining a policy of “quality over quantity” in a tough commercial environment in which some clients would prefer to avoid formal off site training in favour of very short duration in house training or skills testing.

The reputation of the centre and the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) in general is gaining more support as the years go by with more companies seeing the benefits of aligning their training needs to UK standard training programmes. The centre has recently completed training for blue chip organisations such as Oil Rig Construction company Lamprell Ltd, Carillion and Shell Oil as well as some of the largest International scaffolding companies including Hertel, SGB and Kaefer.

During the last 12 months, Simian Skills has delivered a wide range of courses the majority of which have been Level 1 Scaffolder, Basic Scaffold Inspection and Scaffolding Supervisor training, they have however delivered Level 2 Scaffolder courses and also the very first CISRS Level 3 Scaffolder course in the region.

Scheme Manager Dave Mosley said: “It has not always been easy to promote the CISRS scheme outside the UK due to the robust nature of the training, the pass or fail criteria and the course duration, as it far exceeds some of the current practices. That said interest continues to grow year on year and we must congratulate Simian for their efforts in spreading the positive message.”

Simian Skill already operate a CISRS centre in Ogun, Nigeria and later this month will be seeking CISRS accreditation for a centre in Chennai, India.

Simian Managing Director Ian Fyall said: “There are lots of opportunities for Simian at the moment and its highly likely that we will open further CISRS centres in several locations within the next 12 months. We are in on-going discussions with potential partners in Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Ghana, the demand for CISRS OSTS is definitely rising.”

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