CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 - Tube and Fitting

Duration:  10 days
Per Delegate:  £1,255.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates must have a COTS certificate or a current CISRS Trainee Scaffolder/Labourer card held for at least six months prior to the course start date.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge in the use of tube and fitting scaffold.
  • Gain an understanding of the core skills of scaffolding, including how to safely erect, alter and dismantle basic scaffolding structures

Course Content

  • Safely and correctly erect independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcage scaffolds in tube and fitting.
  • 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.
  • 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 (e.g. dropping lift height on independent)


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper and practical exercises to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses, gloves, hi-vis and tools.

Target Audience
Target Audience

This course is for personnel who have undertaken the CISRS COTS course and have held a CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or CISRS Scaffolding Labourer card for at least 6 months.


CISRS Scaffolding Part 1 – Tube and Fitting Certificate.

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