CISRS 3-Day Scaffold Inspection Course

Putlog Scaffolds CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolds’ Records Scheme)

Three-day Scaffold Inspection Course


£420 members
£525 non-members

An additional fee of £26.50 inc VAT for inspection card.


9 /0/11 January 2018
13/14/15 February 2018
12/13/14 March 2018
3/4/5 April 2018
15/16/17 May 2018
12/13/14 June 2018
10/11/12 July 2018
7/8/9 August 2018
4/5/6 September 2018
16/17/18 October 2018
6/7/8 November 2018
11/12/13 December 2018

Designed for

The course is suitable for experienced scaffold inspectors, management/supervision who are responsible for inspecting scaffolds and completing the site reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations.

The three-day scaffold inspection course is quickly becoming established as the qualification expected for those with any supervisory responsibility for scaffold structures.  With a more demanding content than the hitherto popular 1-day training course, the scheme provides a consistent and more in-depth basis to an important qualification as evidence of competence and capability.

Course Content

Basic Scaffolding Types
Definitions & Terminology
Interior Birdcage Scaffolding
Temporary Edge Protection
Openings and Bridges
Putlog Scaffolds
Chimney-stack Scaffolding
Splayed Bays and Returns
Independent Scaffolding
Protection of the Public
Access scaffolds for frame construction
Role of an Inspector
Industry Performance Standards
Working Platforms
Ties & Stability
Manual Handling Materials on Scaffolding
Design Appreciation
Statutory Scaffold Inspection in Practice
Scaffolding Components
Legal Overview
Foundations & Ground Conditions
Methods of Access & Egress

All applicants must hold  a valid  H S &E Test taken in the last 2 years

CISRS do accept some other industry recognised Health and Safety qualifications as an exemption to the H, S & E test.  Those listed below must be completed withing 2 years of the date of application.


  • Completion of CISRS Recognised Scaffolding Apprenticeship Induction (Initial Trainee card only)
  • IOSH Working Safely/IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH Directing Safely
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisory (SCATS Card)
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificates (taken within 2 years of application)
  • SMSTS (taken within 2 years of application)
  • SSSTS (taken within 2 years of application)
  • Current CCNSG Leading a Team Safely (SCATS)
  • Current MIST/BOSIET/OPITO Approved Offshore Certificate

Joining Criteria/Pre-Requisites

One of the following Pre-Requitistes are required:   


  • Delegate holds a current CISRS Scaffolder card
  • Delegate holds a current CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card
  • Delegate holds a current CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor card
  • Delegate holds a current or expired CISRS Basic Inspection card and is attending the course in order to renew their card


Delegates have previously attended a one-day scaffold inspection/awareness course at least 2 years before.



The delegate has worked in one of these roles for over two years (CV and letter from employer to confirm awareness of scaffold structures gained from role).

  • Scaffold Designer
  • Contracts Manager
  • Engineer
  • Site Agent/Manager
  • H & S Manager
  • HSE Inspector

Qualification/Certification Valid for 5 years

Certificate of training upon successful completion of course.

As from 1st January 2012 SITS scheme rules have changed.   It is now compulsory for the training provider to apply for the applicant’s inspection card.

Course Duration

Three days

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