CISRS scaffolding part 1: tube and fitting or system scaffold

Cost: £1,150 no VAT charged
Duration: 10 days
Locations: Birmingham, Kent, London, Norfolk, Scotland
Dates: Various 
Funding: See Grants and funding below

This course is for people who have held a CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for six months.

The course teaches the core skills of scaffolding. It covers how to safely erect, alter and dismantle basic scaffolding structures.

You gain the CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 certificate on passing the course.    

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Course content

You will learn to:

  • safely and correctly erect independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcage scaffolds, in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable
  • observe regulations governing the safe erection, inspection and dismantling of scaffolds and work methods to be adopted
  • determine the material requirements for independents and putlog with returns, towers, and birdcage scaffolds in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable
  • lay out materials, set out the scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect the scaffold safely
  • ensure that scaffolds are constructed to statutory regulations following the safe systems of work set out in Safety Guidance Note 4 (SG4)
  • interpret simple drawings
  • understand the basics of tie testing
  • make alterations to scaffolds (eg dropping lift height on independent).

The following systems scaffold categories are available for this course:

  • +8
  • Plettac
  • Layher
  • Cuplok
  • Kwikstage
  • Haki
  • Tradlok

Teaching and assessment

  • Teaching is a mix of classroom-based theory, practical exercises and computer-based training.
  • Assessment includes written and practical tests.

Qualifications you get

  •  CISRS Scaffolding Advanced certificate

Entry requirements

  • Valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card held for at least six months before the course start date
  • A head for heights 
  • Teamwork
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.


Routes to your next CISRS card

How to get a green, red, blue or gold card and the courses you need to pass for each.

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