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CISRS News: Press Releases


01.12.2017 Inaugural NASC 2017 Scaffolding Project of the Year Award Presented at NASC Annual Ball

Interlink Scaffolding Ltd (Birtley, Tyne and Wear) was presented with the NASC 2017 Scaffolding Project of the Year award by Mohed Altrad, CEO and President of the Altrad Group, in front of an audience of more than 500 members and guests attending a glittering NASC Annual Ball at the Intercontinental London Park Lane on the evening of Friday 24 November 2017.



29.11.2017 NASC 2017 Apprentice of the Year Awards Presented at NASC AGM

Dave Mosley NASC Director of Training and CISRS Manager was in attendance at the NASC AGM on Friday 24 November 2017 to announce the winners in the NASC Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017.



27.11.2017 Des Moore NASC President’s speech at NASC AGM

The NASC AGM was held at the Intercontinental London Park Lane on Friday 24 November and saw the election of a new NASC president Des Moore (CEO Trad Group) in succession to Alan Lilley (Commercial Scaffolding Ltd) in front of a packed audience of 160 members, guests and staff.


16.11.2017 CITB Announce Withdrawal from Training

CITB have announced that they will withdraw from training delivery by 2020.


16.11.2017 AIS Gain CISRS Advanced Accreditation

CISRS would like to congratulate AIS Training upon successful completion of their recent accreditation audit for CISRS Advanced Training, making it a fully accredited Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme Provider.


03.10.2017 North East Company Opens First Vietnamese Training Centre

Leading industrial trainer, AIS Training is expanding its global reach after opening a training centre in Vietnam.




06.09.2017 NASC and CISRS to Exhibit at Build Show, part of UK Construction Week

NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the Build Show 2017, October 10-12, at the NEC Birmingham – part of the multi-award winning UK Construction Week, which attracts 30,000 people and 650+ exhibitors under nine shows.


14.08.2017 Simian / NTI partnership opens new centre in Oman

Simian Skill International and National Training Institute (NTI) part of the Babcock International Group have joined forces in order to gain CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) accreditation for a new centre in the Sultanate of Oman.


12.08.2017 NASC Meets with HSE Representatives in the South West to Discuss Scaffolding Industry Training Requirements

NASC member representatives met with HSE Inspectors in Plymouth recently to discuss ways of raising awareness of scaffolding industry training requirements in the South West.


09.08.2017 CISRS CPD: One Month On

Following its launch on 1 July 2017, CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training has got off to a flying start.


01.08.2017 NASC Launches TG20:13 eGuide Version 1.2


The NASC is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.2 of the TG20:13 eGuide, released in July 2017.


26.07.2017 NASC Health & Safety and Technical Guidance Titles Free to Download

With immediate effect all NASC Health & Safety and Technical guidance titles, other than pocket guides and the TG20 suite of publications, will be available to download free of charge from the NASC website.


10.07.2017 NASC Present At London Work At Height Seminar 2017

The NASC took part in the London Work At Height Seminar 2017 at the City of London’s prestigious Guildhall on Monday July 10th – presenting on developments within the scaffolding and access sector, and recently published guidance, to a substantial gathering of industry professionals.

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07.07.2017 NASC Introduces Online Membership Application and Audit Process

The NASC has introduced a state-of-the-art online membership application system – streamlining the process for membership applications for potential new members



03.07.2017 CISRS CPD Courses Go Live from 1st July

CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are now live – making it a mandatory requirement to attend a two-day course at an approved training provider prior to scaffolder or advanced scaffolder card renewal.




26.06.2017 CISRS Teams Up With Training Providers to Provide a Series of Fully Funded CPD Courses

CISRS are very pleased to announce that with the collaboration of four of their approved training providers they are able to offer six fully funded (free) CPD courses across the UK in July and August.



20.06.2017 NASC Issues Updated Health and Safety Guidance

The NASC has recently published the following Health & Safety guidance titles all of which have been updated to 2017. Hard copies have been issued to all NASC full contracting members, who may also download them from the NASC website free of charge


08.06.2017 NASC Announce Support For Members as CPD Approaches

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) are very pleased to announce that they have set aside an initial sum of £30,000 to assist the membership who will be required to meet the CISRS CPD requirement for their Scaffolders and Advanced Scaffolders from 1st July 2017.

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25.05.2017 NASC Delivers Second TG20 Presentation To Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

On Tuesday 23 May NASC delivered the second of two complimentary TG20 presentations to temporary works consultants, managers, and engineers employed by or working for principal contractors in the UK construction industry.



23.05.2017 Aecor/Safety & Access Nepal Goes From Strength to Strength

The future of scaffolding training in Nepal and recognition of the skills of Nepalese scaffolders working around the Middle East is looking very bright.



22.05.2017 New Simian Centre Accreditation In India

Simian Skill have formed a partnership with Tough Scaff in order to open a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in Chennai, Southern India.



18.05.2017 NASC Meets With Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ)

NASC was pleased to host a meeting with Graham Burke CEO of Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) at their London office on Thursday 16 May 2017.


16.05.17 NASC To Exhibit With AIF at UK’S Largest Health & Safety Event:SHE Expo 2017 at London ExCel, June 20-22

The NASC will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Safety & Health Expo, June 20-22 at London’s prestigious ExCeL venue on Stand R90 – alongside the Access Industry Forum (AIF).



12.05.2017 Simian Skill Dubai CISRS Success Continues

Simian Skill Dubai has completed another successful year of training in the UAE in the 2016/2017 period, recently passing the CISRS Annual accreditation audit with flying colours.



11.05.2017 NASC Delivers TG20 Presentation To Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

On Thursday 11 May the NASC delivered the first of two complimentary TG20 presentations to temporary works consultants, managers or engineers who are employed by, or work for principal contractors in the UK construction industry. The presentation took place at Thorpe Hotel & Spa in Leeds, West Yorkshire and was well-received by an attentive audience of temporary works professionals.



28.04.2017 NASC Launch Regional TG20 Presentations For Principal Contractor Temporary Works Consultants

The NASC is organising two regional TG20 presentations (North/South) – aimed directly at assisting principal contractor temporary works consultants



19.04.2017 NASC & CISRS to Exhibit at ‘Scotland Works’ Heath & Safety Event, SEC Glasgow, May 3-4

NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the new-look, biennial ‘Scotland Works’ event – May 3-4 being held at Scotland’s premier B2B event venue, the SEC – on stand HS48, opposite the main conference theatre in the ‘Health & Safety Scotland’ section.

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13.04.2017 NASC 2017 Safety Report Launch

The NASC has published its highly-regarded 2017 Safety Report documenting and analysing accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in 2016 – representing over 17,000 UK scaffolding operatives, which constitutes a significant percentage of the total British scaffolding workforce.

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03.04.2017 NASC & CISRS Support AIF Working Well Together Event

Both NASC and CISRS are very pleased to have taken an active role in the recent Roof Work and Work at Height training event, which was organised by Access Industry Forum (AIF) as part of the Working Well Together campaign.



30.03.2017 CISRS CPD Pilot Course Success 

CISRS has run two fully-funded CPD refresher pilot courses at NCC Midlands in Birmingham during February and March. Both of the courses delivered by lead Instructor Tony Barry received very positive feedback from the course delegates.



30.03.2017 CISRS UK & OSTS Spring Update

It’s been a busy March for the CISRS team, both here in the UK and overseas..



22.03.2017 NASC & CISRS Exhibit at the Health & Safety Event, Birmingham NEC. March 21-23

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at ‘The Health & Safety Event’ at the NEC in Birmingham from March 21st to 23rd, on trade stand H32, right opposite the main conference theatre.



14.02.2017 New Oman CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) Centre Opens

CISRS are delighted to announce the opening of a newly accredited CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) facility in Oman


31.01.2017 NASC TG20:13 Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding Price Revision

Following a consultation exercise in the of summer 2016 an NASC working group was formed to review feedback and agree modifications and amendments to TG20:13 at time of next revision

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19.01.2017 CISRS To Run Pilot CPD Courses

CISRS in collaboration with three of its accredited training providers will be running a series of pilot courses next month for its new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, which is set to go live on 1st of July 2017



13.12.2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Presentation

NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Award winner Kier Phur of TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited has been presented with his winner’s trophy and a cash prize of £500 by CISRS Scheme Manager and NASC Director of Training, Dave Mosley and award judge and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Special Projects Manager, Paul Gaze.




28.11.2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year 2016 Announced at AGM

The NASC has announced the results of its Apprentice of the Year 2016 Award at its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam (Friday November 25th) – with Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited winning, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up and a posthumous special mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services.



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21.11.2016 Inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award Attracts Industry Leading Submissions

The inaugural NASC Scaffolding Product Innovation Award was launched in the summer of 2016 and has attracted entries from a range of NASC hire/sale and contracting members, showcasing a range of innovative scaffolding products developed by the membership.



16.11.2016 Calling all Scaffolding Supervisors!

CISRS are working directly with their cardholders and approved training providers to match up the demand for supervisor refresher training. Following the introduction of Supervisory CPD/refresher training on 1st March 2016, anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card is required to complete the newly developed 2- day course.

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02.11.2016 NASC Members St Helen Plant Win 2016 Build Award

NASC full non contracting (hire/sales) members St Helens Plant have won the construction and engineering category plus an ‘Excellence Award for Scaffolding Fabrication, Repair and Reconditioning’ in the recent Build Awards 2016.



01.11.2016 NASC 2017 Yearbook Launch: Announcing A Surge in Contracting Membership

The NASC’s widely respected NASC 2017 Yearbook has launched – including confirmation of the highest level of NASC membership, since formation in 1945.



01.11.2016 CISRS Tighten Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) Entry Criteria

CISRS has tightened up the entry criteria and course requirements for its popular basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS).



28.10.2016 NASC Praised at Access Industry Forum (AIF) Conference

The work of the NASC has been widely praised by speakers and delegates at the recent Access Industry Form (AIF) National Work At Height Conference.



07.10.2016 New £1M Scottish CISRS Scaffolding Training Centre Opens

CISRS has granted accreditation to a brand new scaffold training centre in the North East of Scotland – designed to meet the extensive needs of both the construction and oil and gas industries within the region.



28.09.2016 NEW NASC Promotional Film Launches

The NASC has launched a promotional film – aiming to broaden the safe scaffolding message of the UK’s leading access and scaffolding trade body and to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to become members of the confederation.



21.09.2016 CISRS Instructors Conference Success

The third annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place last weekend, at the Birches conference centre, National Construction College East, Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn.



13.09.2016 CISRS Issue New Poster

CISRS has issued a brand new card information poster entitled “Have you got the right card which is available to all free of charge by emailing



12.09.2016 Second CISRS OSTS Centre Opens in South Korea

CISRS are pleased to announce the accreditation and opening of a second Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in South Korea.





03.08.2016 NASC Re-joins Access Industry Forum

The NASC has re-joined the Access Industry Forum (AIF) – the UK’s leading platform for principal trade bodies and federations in the work at height sector, with effect from 1 July 2016.



14.07.2016 CPD 2017 Webpage

There has been quite a reaction on social media since it was announced that CPD courses for Scaffolders will be introduced from summer 2017. CISRS has now set up specific CPD page on it’s website in a response to some of misinformation being circulated around the sector.


11.07.2017 NASC Issues Amended Version of SG4:15 Management Guide

An amended version of the SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations management guide has been posted on the NASC website, incorporating a foreword from HSE. The document is available to download free of charge, and will shortly be available for purchase from the NASC in hard copy format.



11.07.2016 NASC 2017 Yearbook Call for Advertising

NASC members wishing to take the opportunity to advertise in the forthcoming NASC 2017 Yearbook – published again by Construction Manager publishers, Atom to an audience of 30,492 industry professionals, including all members of the  Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) directly – are being asked to do so at their earliest convenience.



30.06.2016 Revised CAP609 General Information Booklet to be available from July 2016

The popular, user-friendly Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) CAP 609 General Information Booklet has been revised and is being reprinted – with a bold new cover design, incorporating the new CISRS logo.

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29.06.2016 NASC & CISRS Success at UK’s Largest H&S Event

The NASC and CISRS have exhibited successfully at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event – the Safety & Health Expo, held at the prestigious London ExCeL venue, June 21-23.





CISRS has announced that from 1 July 2017 it will introduce a two day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, which will become a mandatory requirement prior to Scaffolder or Advanced Scaffolder card renewal.

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03.06.2016 NASC To Launch New Scaffolding Product Innovation Award

The NASC is launching a new biennial Scaffolding Product Innovation Award – celebrating the very best developments in new scaffolding materials and products from leading industry suppliers.



01.06.2016 NASC Launches New £30,000 Qualifying the Workforce Programme

The NASC has launched a ‘Qualifying the Workforce’ in-house programme offering member companies funding from a £30,000 central pot for up to 240 training placement payments.

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31.05.2016 First CISRS OSTS Centre Opens in Nepal

The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has accredited its first centre in Nepal through training providers Safety & Access and Aecor Nepal.



31.05.2016 NASC Launches TG20:13 Consultation Process

The NASC has launched a consultation process for users of its industry recognised good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.

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16.05.2016 NASC Launches SG4 Pocket Guide (2015)

The NASC has launched the eagerly-awaited, user-friendly SG4 You (2015) pocket guide further to publication of its core scaffolding fall prevention guidance note, SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ – with support from BuildUK.

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12.05.2016 CISRS & NASC Exhibiting at UK’s Largest Health & Safety Event

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting for the third year running at the UK’s largest and leading health and safety event – the Safety & Health Expo, June 21-23 at London’s prestigious ExCeL venue.

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11.05.2016 CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) Middle East Update

The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) is booming in the Middle East region – following a visit by Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley.



05.04.2016 NASC Launches Updated Free Scaffold Specification Template 

The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors).

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04.04.2016 CISRS Launch Promotional Film

CISRS has launched a bold new promotional film aimed at attracting people into a rewarding career in scaffolding through the CISRS training scheme.


31.03.2016 NASC & CISRS Success at the Health & Safety Event

The NASC and CISRS shared a successful stand at last week’s The Health & Safety Event – aka ‘Three days to save a life’ – at the NEC in Birmingham (March 22nd-24th).

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16.03.2016 NASC Members & CISRS Training Providers LTC Group87 Ltd Support National Apprentice Week Event in Plymouth

NASC member and CISRS training provider LTC Group87 Ltd has been supporting National Apprentice Week (March 14-21) – taking part in an employment event aimed at attracting construction apprentices and “bringing all the available apprenticeship and employment opportunities to the young people of Plymouth.”



14.03.2016 CISRS Training Providers & NASC Members back National Apprentice Week Open Day Event

CISRS training provider and NASC Members, Generation Training Services in partnership with fellow NASC member, Complete Access Scaffolding Ltd (CASL) are supporting National Apprentice Week (March 14-21), with an event aimed at promoting scaffolding apprenticeships and the construction industry as a safe and rewarding career option.


Apprenticeship Skills Day

Learn about one of the most rewarding and limitless career paths available. Whether you love things that are hands on, you’re a self confessed nerd, or anywhere in between. With hundreds of different jobs, construction has something to offer. Click the link below to hear from industry experts, as well as past and present rugby stars about what the construction industry is really about.


11.03.2016 CISRS Approves First Overseas Scaffolder Scheme (OSTS) Training Centre in Africa

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to the first CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa – set up by Simian Skills and Falck Prime Atlantic in Nigeria.

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10.03.2016 NASC Launch 2016 Safety Report

The NASC is set to launch its 2016 Safety Report at the forthcoming ‘The Health & Safety Event’ industry event being held at the NEC, March 22-24.



01.03.2016 NASC & CISRS set to exhibit at The Health & Safety Event, NEC, March 22-24

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at ‘The Health & Safety Event’ being held next month at the NEC in Birmingham from March 22nd-24th, on trade stand C66, right opposite the main conference theatre.

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25.02.2016 CISRS Approves New Training Centre in North East – AIS

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to a prestigious industry training centre in the North East – AIS Training in North Shields, part of the Advanced Industrial Solutions group.



25.02.2016 NASC Members GKR Scaffolding Win CN Specialist Award

NASC member company GKR Scaffolding Ltd last night won the coveted Access and Scaffolding ‘Specialist of the Year’ award at the illustrious Construction News (CN) Specialist Awards 2016 – against some of the UK’s top scaffolding contractors, including two other NASC member companies.

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24.02.2016 NASC Donation to Lighthouse Charity

The NASC has made a £2,700 donation to The Lighthouse Club ‘Construction Industry Charity.’


04.02.2016 NASC Launches New Website

The NASC has launched a new website – – offering a radical new look, modern desktop and mobile optimised functionality, user-friendly online shop, integrated social media and news feeds, and a plethora of scaffolding and access information.

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03.03.2016 CISRS Supervisors & Managers Refresher Course Goes Live

From the 1st March 2016 anyone wishing to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor/Manager card will be required to complete the newly developed refresher/CPD course

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