Please check here for the latest press releases and CISRS news.
CISRS News: Press Releases
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.
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.
Following its launch on 1 July 2017, CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training has got off to a flying start.
The NASC is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.2 of the TG20:13 eGuide, released in July 2017.
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.
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.
The NASC has introduced a state-of-the-art online membership application system – streamlining the process for membership applications for potential new members
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The future of scaffolding training in Nepal and recognition of the skills of Nepalese scaffolders working around the Middle East is looking very bright.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The NASC is organising two regional TG20 presentations (North/South) – aimed directly at assisting principal contractor temporary works consultants
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a busy March for the CISRS team, both here in the UK and overseas..
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.
CISRS are delighted to announce the opening of a newly accredited CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) facility in Oman
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NASC’s widely respected NASC 2017 Yearbook has launched – including confirmation of the highest level of NASC membership, since formation in 1945.
CISRS has tightened up the entry criteria and course requirements for its popular basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS).
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.
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.
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.
The third annual CISRS Instructors Conference took place last weekend, at the Birches conference centre, National Construction College East, Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CISRS are pleased to announce the accreditation and opening of a second Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in South Korea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) has accredited its first centre in Nepal through training providers Safety & Access and Aecor Nepal.
The NASC has launched a consultation process for users of its industry recognised good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding, TG20:13.
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.
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.
The CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) is booming in the Middle East region – following a visit by Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley.
The NASC has launched an updated version of its user-friendly, free Scaffold Specification Template (Guide to Managing and Appointing Scaffolding Contractors).
CISRS has launched a bold new promotional film aimed at attracting people into a rewarding career in scaffolding through the CISRS training scheme.
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).
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.”
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. http://constructionapprenticeshipskillsday.com/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NASC has made a £2,700 donation to The Lighthouse Club ‘Construction Industry Charity.’
The NASC has launched a new website – www.nasc.org.uk – 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.
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