Basic Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)

New TG20:13 guidelines has meant that CISRS have changed this course from two to three days.

What is the Basic Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) course?

This CISRS-accredited course will develop your understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and the inspection procedures for basic TG20:13 compliant scaffolds.

• Complies with latest legislation and Codes of Practice.

• Learn via classroom-based theory and practical inspections.

• Suitable for site supervisors and managers.

• Advance your career in the scaffolding industry.

Three days 

From : £525


Venues throughout the UK

  • Kings Lynn
  • Erith
  • Waltham Forest
  • Inchinnan
  • Birmingham

Book now
Please see available course dates and book online (quote code BAL06S) or call 0344 9944433 for more information.

Entry requirements


The SITS is intended for site supervisors and managers who have experience and understanding of scaffolding. Your role will involve inspecting and checking scaffolds for safe use and completing reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

• You must either: be able to provide evidence of passing a CITB-ConstructionSkills Health, Safety and Environment test (previously the Health & Safety Test) within the last two years; or you must hold at least one of the following:

• Current CCNSG Passport to Safety

•  NEBOSH Construction Certificate*

• Current Offshore Survival Certificate/Card

• FAS Safe Pass



*Taken within two years of application

• The SITS trainer will ask for evidence of your attendance at one of these courses. Failure to provide this will result in you being refused entry to the course. No refunds will be issued as a result of non-compliance.


  • A head for heights 
  • Teamwork.

 Assessment and exams

Assessment involves written and practical tests.


  •  CISRS Scaffold Inspection Training scheme certificate
  •  If you meet the health and safety scheme criteria, you can also apply for the SITS Inspection Card.

Course Programme

The Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) course will train you to carry out statutory inspections of basic structures. It covers:

  1. Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
  2. Scaffolding terminology
  3. Tubes, boards and fittings
  4. Ladders
  5. Gin wheels and ropes
  6. Scaffold ties
  7. 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

8.  Practical inspection

9.  Reports

Building on your skills

• Further qualifications include the Advanced Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme

Build Your Career

Build your career with help from the National Construction College (NCC), Europe’s largest provider of construction training courses, and join the UK’s highly skilled professional workforce.

NCC courses deliver high-quality, specialist training, with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) accreditation. This ensures you’ll have the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.

The only way is up once you’ve completed a National Construction College Scaffolding and Access course.

With two of the largest – and best – scaffolding training facilities in the UK, we offer a wide range of courses to suit everyone from trainees to advanced scaffolders.

Scale the heights and get your Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Scaffolding Card or certificate.

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