Cisrs Operative Training Scheme (cots)

Duration 1 days
Time 08:30 - 17:00
Cost £147.00 + VAT
Venue Clinterty Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
18 Nov 2021 08:30 - 17:00 £147.00 + VAT Clinterty Centre 8

About this course

Target Audience:

This course is for new entrant/operatives. Existing CISRS Scaffolding Labourer cardholders also need to complete the course once their current card expires, before being issued a new card, as part of CISRS scheme requirements.




Key Learning Outcomes:

  • This course has been developed to teach all new entrants and labourers the basics of the industry and how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment. It will also ensure that existing operatives are up to date, as scaffolding labourers will need to repeat the course every five years before renewing their card.


Course Content

• General responsibilities
• Basic scaffolding terminology (components and application)
• Servicing of equipment (tube, fittings, boards etc.)
• Boards and stock – quality control
• Health, welfare, hygiene and housekeeping
• Electrical safety
• Fire prevention and control
• Noise and vibration
• Working at height
• Accident prevention and reporting
• Slips, trips and falls
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Transport safety on–site
• Equipment and tools
• Manual handling (including loading and unloading)
• Lifting equipment using rope and wheel



Each delegate will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper and practical excercises to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above



Classroom and ASET’s CITB / SQA approved Scaffolding Training Centre .




• You will be issued with a certificate of attendance following successful completion of the CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) Course.
• Upon completion of the CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test you will be eligible to apply for the relevant CISRS card.


Required Instructor Qualifications / Experience:

• SVQ Level 3 in Scaffolding

• CISRS approved Training Instructor


Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event:

3 Min/ 12 Max, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.


Special Requirements:

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.


Notes to Customers:

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

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Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

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