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 spoken and and written English

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Assessment and exams:

The final assessment involves written and practical tests


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

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