CISRS COTS New Entrant More Details
Duration 1 day
LTC Training Services
Aims and Objectives

The aim of the CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) is to teach all new entrants and labourers the basics of the industry and how to keep safe when working with scaffolding and access solutions, whilst also making sure existing operatives are up to date. 

This course also helps the scaffolding sector meet the requirement that every operative must have received some formal training before being allowed onto their sites. 

Pre-Requisites

Literacy and language comprehension are important requirements on all courses. Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs.

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must be able to take a full and active role during the practical skills session in order to pass the course. 

Course Content

Relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice
General Responsibilities
Basic Scaffold Terminology (Components & Application)
Servicing of Equipment, Tube, Fittings, 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 practical element)
Lifting Equipment Using Rope & Wheel
Questions/ Test Paper

Who will benefit from this course

Since 1 September 2013 the CISRS 1 Day COTS Course is a requirement for anyone wishing to apply for a CISRS Scaffolding Trainee or Scaffolding labourer card and for CISRS Scaffolding labourer card renewals (in addition candidates must also hold a valid CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch-screen test pass or recognized exemption). 

From January 2018 it is now a requirement for CISRS Training Centres to apply for CISRS cards upon completion of short duration courses. LTC Training Services Ltd will apply for CISRS Trainee Scaffolder Cards unless advised otherwise at the time of booking (see Certification/Card Application details below)

The CISRS card must be applied for within 2 years of taking the COTS course. A CISRS Trainee or Labourer card must be held for at least 6 months before a candidate can attend their Scaffolding Part 1 course.

Additional Web notes

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**PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2018 the application for the CISRS Scaffold Labourer or CISRS Trainee Scaffolder Card must now be made by the training provider.

To do this all candidates must also hold a current CITB Health, Safety & Environmental Test or recognised exemption (HS&E Tests are valid for 2 years from the date they are passed).

The CITB Health, Safety & Environmental Test can be booked via the CITB website www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/health-safety-environment-test/ or by telephone on 0344 994 4488 and costs £21.00


CISRS Scaffolding Labourers will be required to repeat this course on a five yearly cycle – as refresher training prior to renewing their card. Existing CISRS Scaffolding Labourer cardholders will be required to complete the course on expiry of their current card and prior to a new card being issued as part of a new ‘CISRS Scaffolding Labourer Refresher Training’ Scheme. The only exception to this will be if they have they have completed either the 2 week CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 or Apprenticeship Induction.

**PLEASE NOTE: There is a requirement to complete a CISRS COTS course and hold a CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Scaffolding Labourer card for a minimum of six months prior to attending CISRS Part 1 training. Delegates must also have a minimum of 6 month verifiable practical experience of scaffold operations (e.g. labouring, carrying out simple scaffolding operations under the direct supervision of a qualified scaffolder)** CISRS COTS Certificates are now valid for 2 years from date of course.

Equipment:
You will be required to bring the following PPE;
  • Hard hat
  • Safety boots 
  • Hi-viz
PLEASE NOTE: LTC Training Services are unable to supply safety boots, in the case that you do not bring safety boots, we can sell them at £15.00 + VAT

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