Scaffolding TG20 and Beyond Course


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This course accommodates the changes present in TG20:21.

This one-day course is part of our suite of Scaffold Inspection courses, entitled “TG20 and Beyond”, and is intended for those who have the duty to sign Handover Certificates for designed scaffolds, such as Temporary Works Co-ordinators (further information reference BS5975 Temporary Works Procedure).

It is particularly relevant to those who have passed the CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection course and now wish to have a deeper knowledge.


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Course Overview

The extensive course content should enable delegates to understand more about scaffold structures, including complex scaffolds and to recognise a wide range of defects and scaffold design issues to be in a position to competently discuss them with the scaffold company and their designers.

Course Content

  • TG20 Compliant configurations:
  • Basic scaffold requirements
  • More complex designed applications
  • BS5975 Temporary Works Procedures
  • Scaffold Guidance documents – Fault finding/scaffold failures
  • Loads/forces in components
  • Wind force factors
  • Ground conditions/Foundations
  • Scaffold Anchors – selection and testing
  • Key Applications:
    • TemporaryRoofs – Shoring structures,
    • Staircase, Loading Towers & Beams
  • Reading and evaluating drawings
  • Checking more complex scaffolds

Joining Criteria

One of the following pre-requisites is required:

  1. The individual has worked in one of these roles for over two years, and a CV together with a letter from the employer to confirm awareness gained from the role: 
    • Scaffold designer
    • Contracts and Project Manager
    • Engineer
    • Site Agent/Manager
    • H & S Manager
    • TWC
  2. Or, have attended the three-day CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection Course.


Upon successful completion of the assessment the individual will be awarded a CHSG certificate, which is valid for 5 years.

Additional information


27 February 2020, 11 May 2020, 14 July 2020, 29 September 2020, 9 November 2020