What you need to gain a green, red, blue or gold CISRS scaffolder card, and the courses you can study at the National Construction College for each.
This card is for people who are new to the scaffolding and access industry. It proves your knowledge of the basics of the industry.
To get a green card, you need to pass:
You might need to renew your card every five years and refresh your knowledge of the industry.
The red card builds on your knowledge of the basics of scaffolding and access. It proves your understanding of how to safely erect and dismantle basic structures.
To get a red card you need to pass:
This card proves your knowledge of different scaffolding structures and their implementation on construction sites.
To get a Scaffolder (blue) card, you need to gain the following in this order:
This card is for more experienced scaffolders who want to broaden their knowledge of the industry. The gold card proves your knowledge of more complex scaffolding structures, how they are raised and dismantled on site, and the more administrative elements of the sector.
To get an Advanced Scaffolder (gold) Card, you need to gain the following in this order: