Safety & Access


CISRS Overseas Scaffold Training Scheme (OSTS) – South Korea

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Safety & Access Korea operates a fully accredited CISRS Scaffolding Training Centre in Okpo, South Korea and provides training services to local industry including the major shipbuilding industry at nearby Geoje and the Ulsan area.

Safety & Access is extremely proud to have trained over 2,500 scaffolding operatives, supervisors and inspectors to CISRS training standards at our Centre and on our client’s sites in South Korea.


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Courses that are available in Korea include:

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 1 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 2 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 3 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolding Supervisor Course – 3 Day

CISRS Overseas Basic Scaffold Inspection – 3 Day

CISRS Overseas Advanced Scaffold Inspection – 2 Day

All training will initially be delivered by CISRS registered instructors and successful completion of the training will result in the issuance of CISRS official Certification and Skills Cards. All training materials have been fully translated for the convenience of the Korean learner and customer.

Mr. Rick Statham Managing Director of Safety & Access ltd. commented: We are delighted to have achieved a long term partnership status within Korea for the delivery of scaffold and access related management and skills training. Work at height is a high risk occupation and we are committed to the delivery of safe, quality training standards. To be the first in Korea to achieve CISRS status was a huge boost to the independent credibility of our delivery and one that will only strengthen the commercial position of all involved.

Mr. Harry Koo, Director of Safety & Access Korea commented “There has been a great interest in the training we offer from the major ship builders and their customers. We believe that our training will improve efficiency, quality and most importantly safety in scaffolding which is a major activity within the local industry with thousands of people employed in scaffolding”


*The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) 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 introduced the Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) in order to offer its’ accredited training to those outside the British Isles.

Safety & Access are a long established training business with registered Centre’s in the UK and the Middle East.

Other overseas operations offered by Safety & Access include training and third party inspection throughout other regions of the world including the Middle East, Central Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and the Far East (including a permanent base in China.)

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.

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