The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has been the industry recognised scaffold training scheme for over 40 years. It is the preferred scaffolding qualification of all the major organisations including CSCS, NASC, HSE, Build UK, UNITE, UCATT and the largest scaffold systems manufacturers.

The scheme – established in the 1960s – has 60,000+ CISRS card holders in the UK & 5,000+ OSTS card holders overseas.


Please Note that CISRS Training Centres are currently very busy in some regions and all employers/card holders should be looking to book courses around 6 months in advance. 


‘Have you got the right card?’ Poster

CISRS have launched a new informative A2 poster that clearly explains the scope of work that any individual holding a CISRS card can carry out. Designed to be an ideal aide-memoir to any site the poster provides a simple to follow explanation ensuring that any individual’s card can be verified prior to any scaffolding works commencing. 


The poster is available free (p&p charges may apply for large quantities) and can be requested directly by contacting CISRS at



CISRS CAP 609 General Information Booklet

 CISRS have produced a general information booklet (CAP609) designed to provide a detailed overview of the scheme. The booklet includes:

  • Scope of the Scheme
  • Scaffolding Operatives Schemes
  • Scaffolding Management and Supervisory Training
  • Scaffold Inspection Training
  • Vocational Training
  • Record Cards & Renewals

This booklet is available free of charge. To obtain your free copy contact CISRS at or alternatively you can download a PDF version below

CAP 609 Cover



‘CISRS “tube cube” training tool’