This SITS (Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme) course is intended to give attendees such knowledge so as to enable them to understand how to inspect basic and some simple designed scaffolding structures in traditional tube and fittings in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and scaffolding industry best practice.
The overall aim is to develop in trainees an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds and some simple designed structure’s and to comply with current regulations and industry best practice.
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
•Identify and inspect tubes, fittings, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes correctly.
•State the main requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Work at Height Regulations 2005 and scaffolding industry best practice.
•Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:
-Foundations and ground conditions
-Scaffold ties and stability
-Working platforms, handrails and toe-boards
-Methods of access and egress
•Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds
•Complete and maintain reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005
Pre-requisites for Candidates:
This course is intended for persons responsible for inspecting and checking basic tube and fitting scaffolds. In order to attend this course CISRS will require delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, which would have come from time spent in their individual industry sector e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing, petrochemical, oil and gas etc.
Those meeting one of the following criteria will be accepted onto the course
Examples of acceptable roles are:
Delegates who do not have any previous knowledge or experience of scaffolding will not be eligible to attend this course. Individuals in this position would be advised to consider attending a general scaffold appreciation/awareness course and then obtain the required experience and/or qualifications as outlined above prior to committing to inspection training.
Delegates must have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the CISRS BSITS course or alternatively hold an accepted Health and Safety exemption.
•Introduction and welcome
•Course scope, aims and objectives
•Inspections/hand-over procedures/ scaff tag system
•European Standards (BS EN 12811)
•N.A.S.C guidance document SG4:15
•Working at Heights Regulations 2005
•Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
•Means of access and Egress
•Gin wheels and ropes
•Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds
•Basic independent tied and putlog scaffolds
•TG20 compliant scaffolds (e.g. bridging with beams, protection fans, freestanding towers, lift shaft towers, ladder access towers, birdcages, loading bays and chimney stack scaffolds )
The successful achievement of the above training objectives will be demonstrated using the following assessment methods:
•Theory test to assess trainees comprehension of course
•Practical scaffolding inspections
This is a course aimed at persons responsible for inspecting tube and fitting scaffold and completing a report in accordance to the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Please note that a copy of candidate’s certification must be provided and attached to their card application form to qualify for a health and safety exemption.
Health and safety tests can be booked via the Construction Skills website www.cskills.org or by telephone on 0344 994 4488.
Please also note that health, safety and environmental tests are valid for 2 years from the pass date of the test. Please be aware that CISRS/CSCS cards are valid for 5 years so holding a valid card does not necessarily mean your health and safety is still valid. Please ensure you check and re-take the health and safety test if required.
You will be required to bring the following PPE;
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