The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record (CISRS) have announced the introduction of a new, mandatory training scheme for all new entrants to the industry, taking effect from September 1st 2013.
This one day course must be taken before a card will be issues, and will cover;
- Relevant regulations and codes of practice
- General responsibilities
- Basic scaffold terminology (components & application)
- Servicing of equipment, tube, fittings etc.
- 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
- Questions/test paper.
They will also be required to pass a CITB health, safety and environment test (or possess a recognised exception). Applicants are advised to apply for their card withing two years of their test date or it will expire.
CISRS scaffolding labourers will need to repeat this course every five years to renew their card. Existing cardholders will also be required to complete the course when their current card expires as part of a new CISRS scaffolding labourer refresher training scheme.
Via The Construction Index