Safety & Access

CISRS Overseas Scaffold Training Scheme (OSTS)

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS), previously known as the CITB Scaffolder scheme is the occupational training standard for the scaffolding trade within the United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest trade card schemes in existence and has been available for over 35 years. CISRS has continually strived to maintain the highest standards in scaffolding sector training and has developed the Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) in order to offer its’ accredited training to those outside the British Isles.

All dedicated training facilities are subject to independent accreditation requirements and offer the very highest standards of training content and learning environments. The training is delivered by accredited and highly competent CISRS registered instructors and translated training materials and interpreters are provided where appropriate.

Safety & Access can offer CISRS Overseas Scaffold Training from our established network on training centres. In the regions that have accredited centres there is the additional ability to provide on-site training to clients who have significant numbers of people that require training. The advantages of this are that the training can be undertaken at site location and the client does not have the burden of transportation and possibly accommodation and welfare coats and arrangements.

Training, Scaffold Assessments and Health and Safety Auditing is also available from our overseas locations and we offer comprehensive consultancy services regarding scaffolding and work at height matters including inspection and investigations.

Safety & Access have provided assessment audits for oil and gas businesses in all parts of the world. Training is available in all disciplines for managers, supervisors and operatives. A comprehensive range of CISRS Overseas Registered Courses is available.


Work at height and scaffolding related consultancy services

Scaffold audits

Systems of work audits to assess levels of safety & quality Scaffold materials review to assess standards, suitability and maintenance. Design review of scaffolds to assess suitability and conformance with recognised standards. Training Standard review for scaffolding operatives and client representatives involved in scaffolding operations. Risk assessment review to assess suitability and to make recommendations where appropriate on industry best practice. Scaffolding management and supervisory assistance to review systems of work and measurement of efficiency. Review of inspection procedures for scaffolding operations, scaffolding materials and handover and subsequent dismantle of scaffolding structures. Work at height review of safety procedures for scaffolders whilst erecting and dismantling scaffolding and adherence to industry best practice.


Scaffold inspections

Initial inspections and handover following completion of the scaffold. Periodic inspection of scaffolding structures to provide assurance of safety, stability and quality.


Accident investigation assistance

Assistance with investigations of accidents and near misses involving work at height incidents including scaffolding and general work at height operations. Accident recommendations and follow up regarding investigation to determine primary cause, recommendations to prevent reoccurrence and effect of preventative measures.


Scaffolding specification & standards

Assistance with development of scaffolding related procedures and standards to be applied to the workplace.