Basic Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)

This course is for new entrants/ Operatives,Supervisors and Managers


This CISRS accredited course will develop your understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and the inspection procedures for basic access scaffolds and how to comply with current legislation and Codes of Practice.

Course Structure

  • Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
  • Scaffolding terminology
  • Tubes, boards and fittings
  • Ladders
  • Gin wheels and ropes
  • Scaffold ties
  • Construction regulations and recommendations of basic

scaffolds to include:

  • independent tied scaffold
  • putlog scaffold
  • birdcage scaffold
  • static tower
  • basic independent tied scaffold
  • scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  • protective fans, pavement gantry
  • loading bay, roof saddle scaffold
  • splay scaffold roof edge protection
  • practical inspection
  • reports.

Course information:


From £455

3 days


Grants available for eligible employers:

  • £50 per day for training days only

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Location Venues throughout the UK

Entry requirements:

You must either be able to provide evidence of passing a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within the last two years; or you must hold at least one of the following:

  • Current CCNSG Passport to Safety
  • NEBOSH Construction certificate (taken within the last two years)
  • Current Offshore Survival certificate/Card
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • SMSTS (taken within the last two years)
  • SSSTS (taken within the last two years).

You must have a good understanding of spokand and written English

Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area

Assessment and exams:

The final assessment involves written and pratical tests


Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded the CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (Advanced SITS) certificate.

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Why train at National Construction College?

The National Construction College is Europe’s largest provider of construction training courses and  is part of CITB.

We deliver high-quality, specialist construction training, with CITB accreditation. Our instructors are highly skilled construction professionals and our centres offer an ideal training environment.

NCC offers:

  • Instruction by highly experienced Construction professionals
  • Excellent classroom facilities
  • Up to date training areas
  • The chance to do practical training in a realistic setting
  • Practical training that simulates ‘real life’ situations

With courses to suit all levels, the National Construction College offers a one-stop shop for Plant Operations training and testing, to enable you to achieve your CPCS card and work in your chosen field.

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