Safety & Access

CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection Nottingham

Course Schedule



3 day


Dabell Avenue
Blenheim Industrial Estate

Directions and Recommended Accommodation


This course is intended for persons responsible for inspecting and checking basic scaffolds for safe use and for signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations.


CISRS would expect delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, which would have come from time spent in their individual industry sector e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing, offshore etc.

Health & Safety Requirements:

  • CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the CISRS Basic SITS course.  CISRS do accept some other industry recognised Health and Safety qualifications as an exemption to the CITB HS&E Test.  Those listed below must be completed within 2 years of the date of application

    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


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


To develop an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds and to comply with current legislation and Codes of Practice:

  • Identify and inspect tubes, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes and fittings correctly.
  • State the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Work at Regulations 2005 and codes of practice relating to scaffolding.
  • Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:-
  • Foundations, Scaffold framework, TG20 compliant scaffolds and permissible additions, Working Platforms, handrails and toe boards
  • Safe Access and egress
  • Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds
  • Complete and maintain reports in accordance with current statutory provision.


  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs).
  • Scaffold Terminology
  • Scaffold Materials
  • Means of Access
  • Raising and lowering materials
  • Scaffold Ties
  • Industry Performance Standards
  • Design appreciation
  • TG20 erection tolerances
  • TG20 compliance sheets
  • Role of an inspector
  • Practical Inspection
  • Reports


Successful delegates will receive a Certification along with their CISRS Scaffold Inspection card. You will need to have held this card for a minimum of 2 years before progressing on to the CISRS Advanced Inspection course.


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


The delegate must achieve at least 80% in the theory test in order to have passed the course.
The delegate must achieve 100% in the practical test in order to have passed the course.
If a delegate fails to attain the 100% pass mark in the practical test and/or 80% in the theory test they will have failed the course. They will be allowed to re-sit both test elements again as long as it can be arranged within 6 weeks of the initial course.Each delegate is only allowed 1 re-sit.

Failure to successfully complete both elements within this time scale will result in the delegate having failed the course. The delegate will be required to re-sit the full course again should they wish to apply for the relevant CISRS Inspection card.


Please note that this CISRS course provides the delegate with the necessary knowledge to inspect Basic Structures. It is his/her employer’s responsibility to demonstrate that the delegate has subsequently gained the relevant practical experience following the course before he/she can be deemed competent.