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CISRS Scaffold Supervisor Nottingham

Course Schedule



5 days


Dabell Avenue
Blenheim Industrial Estate

Directions and Recommended Accommodation


This 5-day course is aimed at personnel providing first line supervision for scaffolding contractors (i.e. Contract Managers, Supervisors, Foremen and non-working Charge-hands).

Pre requisition:

CISRS will require delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures and a general understanding of how a scaffolding contracting company operates.

Health & Safety Requirements:

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

Health & Safety Requirements:

  • IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH Directing Safely
  • NEBOSH (General/Construction/International/) H&S Certificate
  • SMSTS Certificate
  • SSSTS Certificate
  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisor (SCATS)


Attendees to acquire a suitable supervisory knowledge and management skill that is tailored to the contract scaffolding industry


Health & Safety:

  • Legal Overview – Health & Safety Law
  • Health and Safety Management
  • HSE ACOP’s and Guidance

Performance Standards:

  • British and European Standards
  • NASC Safety and Technical Guidance
  • Design Engineering Appreciation

Employment Basics:

  • Legal Overview – Employment Law
  • Recruitment
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Managing Absence
  • Managing Conflict and Resolution

Supervisory Skills:

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  • Materials and Logistics
  • Competence and Allocating Duties
  • Effective Supervision
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Statutory Scaffold Inspections and Inspection Practices
  • Effective Communication (including basic presentation skills, briefings and toolbox talks)
  •  Meeting Skills
  • Customer Relations

Commercial Essentials:

  • NASC Commercial Guidance
  • Sales, Estimating and Surveying
  • Contracts Awareness
  • Managing Variations
  • Valuations and Payment
  • Payment Disputes and Remedies

Risk Assessment Project:

Delegates are required to sit a written test and submit a project which contributes to the overall assessment.


Successful delegates will receive a Certification along with their CISRS Scaffold Supervisor card.


CISRS Supervisors/Managers cards are valid for 5 years. Delegates will be required to attend a CISRS 2 Day Supervisor/Manager Refresher Course to renew their card.