Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS)
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CISRS BASE Card (Basic Access System Erector)

The CISRS BASE course provides accredited training for non-scaffolders who erect, alter and dismantle very basic and routine scaffolding structures using a specific system scaffold product.

It provides operatives with limited skills and knowledge for safe use of a specific system scaffold product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions within restricted working environments.

BASE card holders are only permitted to construct simple system scaffold structures with the product used when completing their CISRS BASE Training. These structures must not exceed a maximum height of 6m and must not be in an environment with a general public interface. Any works outside of these parameters should be carried out by a CISRS Scaffolder or CISRS Advanced Scaffolder depending upon the scope of the work.

A newly qualified BASE card holder must work under the direct supervision of an experience BASE operative (an operative who has held a BASE card for at least 12 months), prior to being able to lead operations on site.

Training Required For Card:
  • CITB HS&E Test taken within 2 years (or accepted exemption)
  • 5 Day BASE Course
Renewal Process:
  • 2 Day SSPTS Course
  • CITB HS&E Test taken within 2 years (or accepted exemption)