Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS)

Welcome To CISRS

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, Build UK, UNITE and the largest scaffold systems manufacturers.

The scheme, established in the 1960s, has 65,000+ CISRS card holders in the UK & 9,000+ OSTS card holders overseas.

CISRS has issued a brand new ‘Have you got the right card?’ information poster.

The CISRS poster has been designed to be displayed in site offices, helping Site Managers and Contractors to check and demonstrate that Operatives, Manager/Supervisors and Inspectors of scaffolding hold the correct CISRS cards endorsing the correct qualifications and experience. It is hoped that this resource will assist in their responsibility of keeping each site compliant and safe.

Covering all CISRS cards, the posters are also helpful for site cabins and training centres to inform operatives and delegates, what each card should look like, how they are obtained and what they entitle the holder of said card to do.

To obtain a new poster please email

NOCN Job Cards

NOCN Job Cards are responsible for providing scheme administration and card production services to CISRS, following CITB withdrawing from this role as part of its Vision 2020 programme.

CISRS applications will now receive both a plastic card and a smart card, which they can access via any smartphone or device. By tapping their card on their phone, cardholders can see all their details; photo, qualifications and courses taken. This App is secure and can be kept on the phone so the individual has proof of their card at all times.

The CISRS Smart Card User Guide can be downloaded here.


CISRS Online Card Checker

Processed CISRS applications can be found on the online card checker which is now available at
To make a valid search, you must enter two items of information, one of which must be Individual
ID/Registration Number or National Insurance Number. For example: Surname & Card Number,
Surname & NI Number, DOB & Card Number, or DOB and NI Number.