Scaffold Inspection - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
3 days CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (Advanced SITS) Certificate

Course Summary

This CISRS accredited course will develop your understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and the inspection procedures for basic access scaffolds and how to comply with current legislation and Codes of Practice.

The course content details are as follows:

  •     Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
  •     Scaffolding terminology
  •     Tubes, boards and fittings
  •     Ladders
  •     Gin wheels and ropes
  •     Scaffold ties
  •     Construction regulations and recommendations of basic

Scaffolds to include:

  •     independent tied scaffold
  •     putlog scaffold
  •     birdcage scaffold
  •     static tower
  •     basic independent tied scaffold
  •     scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  •     protective fans, pavement gantry
  •     loading bay, roof saddle scaffold
  •     splay scaffold roof edge protection
  •     practical inspection
  •     reports.

Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded the CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme (Advanced SITS) certificate.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at candidates who will be involved in the inspection of scaffolding.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course.

Your skill level

You must either be able to provide evidence of passing a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test within the last two years; or you must hold at least one of the following:

Current CCNSG Passport to Safety
NEBOSH Construction certificate (taken within the last two years)
Current Offshore Survival certificate/Card
FAS Safe Pass
SMSTS (taken within the last two years)
SSSTS (taken within the last two years).

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English


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.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.

Must I use a tag system on a scaffold?

Although tag systems are not a legal requirement, the law does require inspection of scaffolding from which a person might fall 2 metres or more and the issue of a report by a competent person, on completion and at least weekly thereafter.

A risk assessment may find the need for more frequent inspection of scaffolding. Inspection may also be required after bad weather and always after any modification.

Using a visible tag system to supplement inspection reports is a useful way of ensuring those who need to access the scaffold know that it has been inspected and is safe to use.

What qualifications do I need to put up scaffolding?

Scaffolds should be designed, erected, altered and dismantled only by competent people and the work should always be carried out under the direction of a competent supervisor. This is a requirement of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.