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Auth Body Image CISRS Scaffolder Course - Part 1

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This 10 day course is for people who have held a CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for six months.

The course teaches the core skills of scaffolding. It covers how to safely erect, alter and dismantle basic scaffolding structures.


  • Current CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card held for at least six months before the course start date

  • A head for heights 

  • Teamwork

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.

Check the CISRS requirements for the Scaffolding part 1


You will learn to:

  • safely and correctly erect independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcage scaffolds, in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable

  • observe regulations governing the safe erection, inspection and dismantling of scaffolds and work methods to be adopted

  • determine the material requirements for independents and putlog with returns, towers, and birdcage scaffolds in tube and fitting or proprietary systems where applicable

  • lay out materials, set out the scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect the scaffold safely

  • ensure that scaffolds are constructed to statutory regulations following the safe systems of work set out in Safety Guidance Note 4 (SG4)

  • interpret simple drawings

  • understand the basics of tie testing

  • make alterations to scaffolds (eg dropping lift height on independent)


On completion, students will receive their CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 Certificate.

After 6 months successful students will be eligible to sit their CISRS scaffolding part 2 


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