Safety & Access

CISRS Trainee/Scaffolder Labourer Course (COTS)

Course Schedule

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23rd, November 2017 Humber Training Centre Fully Booked
24th, November 2017 Nottingham Training Centre Book Now
1st, December 2017 Nottingham Training Centre Book Now
14th, December 2017 Humber Training Centre Book Now
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Course Overview

Duration:

1 day

Attendees:

This course is for new entrant/operatives who are looking to start a career within the scaffolding industry.  All existing CISRS Scaffolding Labourer cardholders also need to complete the course once their current card expires, before being issued a new card, as part of CISRS scheme requirements.

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As from 1st January 2018 delegate must have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the Basic CISRS SITS course or alternatively hold an accepted Health and Safety exemption from the list below.

Health & Safety Requirements:

  • IOSH Working Safely/IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH
  • Directing Safely
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • NEBOSH (General/Construction/International/) H&S Certificate
  • SMSTS Certificate
  • SSSTS Certificate

or

  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport (SCATS)
  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisor (SCATS)
  • Current MIST/BOSIET/OPITO Approved Offshore Certificate

Objectives:

This course is designed to provide all new entrants and labourers with an appreciation of general site safety, and how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment and safe method of manual handling. It will also ensure that existing operatives are up to date, as scaffolding labourers will need to repeat the course every five years before renewing their card.

Content:

  • Relevant Regulations and Codes of PracticeIMG_0605
  • General Responsibilities
  • Basic Scaffold Terminology (Components & Application)
  • Servicing of Equipment, Tube, Fittings,
  • Boards & Stock – Quality Control
  • Health, Welfare, Hygiene & Housekeeping.
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Prevention & Control
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Work at Height
  • Accident Prevention & Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Transport Safety (Including Loading & Unloading)
  • Equipment & Tools
  • Manual Handling (Including a practical element)
  • Lifting Equipment (Using a Rope & Wheel and Rope Knots)
  • Questions/Test Paper

Certification:

Following completions of the CISRS Construction Operative Training Scheme (COTS) you will be issued with an attendance certificate.  If you would like to apply for a CISRS Scaffolder Labourer or Trainee card you must hold a current Health & Safety Qualification within the last 2 year and apply for your card within 2 years of completing your course.

As from 1st January 2017 Safety & Access will apply for either a CISRS Scaffolder Labourer or Trainee card on completing of the CISRS COTS Course.

Progression:

Delegates must hold a current CISRS Scaffold Trainee/Labourers card for a minimum of 6 months with on site experience to enable them to progress to Scaffolding 10 Day Part 1 training course.

Funding: 

Grant available for eligible employers – £50 per day for training days. Find out more about grants and how to claim

PPE: 

Hard hats and safety boots should be brought for the practical element of the course.