The overall aim of this course is to develop in trainees an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds and to comply with current codes of practice and legislation.
The course will cover the following areas in CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection (SITS) course:-
- Course aims and objectives
- Legal overview
- Inspection/hand-over procedures/scaff tagsystem
- European Standards (BS EN 128:2003)
- NASC guidance document SG4:10
- Working at Heights Regulations 2005
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- Scaffold components/materials
- Scaffold terminology
- Means of access and egress
- Gin wheels and ropes
- Scaffold foundations
- Scaffold ties
- Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds
- Working platforms
- Basic independent tied and putlog scaffolds
- TG20 compiant scaffolds (e.g. bridging with beams, protection fans, freestanding towers, lift shaft towers, ladder access towers, birdcages, loading bays and chimney stack scaffolds).
This course is aimed at those who will be responsible for inspecting tubes and fitting scaffold and completing a report in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Suitable PPE is required for the CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection (SITS) course.
- Hard hat
- High-vis jacket
- Safety gloves
- Safety boots
Candidates should have some experience and awareness of scaffolding structures. Candidates who do not have any previous knowledge or experience of scaffolding will not be eligible for this course.
Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.
Who can inspect Scaffold?
Only a trained, competent person can carry out scaffolding inspections.
How often does Scaffolding need to be inspected?
Scaffolding must be inspected before first use and every seven days thereafter. Scaffolding should also be inspected more often if they are used in bad weather conditions.
All delegates will be required to complete a theory test to assess trainees comprehension of the course and then complete a practical scaffold inspection. Delegates who succesfully complete the CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection (SITS) course will be issued with a CISRS Certificate of Attendance as a record of their training and a CISRS SITS Card which is valid for 5 years from date of completion.