Scaffolding and Working at Heights Courses

Basic Scaffold Inspection

The CISRS accredited Basic Scaffold Inspection courses help the delegate gain an understanding of scaffolding construction. You will also learn about its different forms and components. The course will also cover the procedures of inspecting scaffolds and how to work to the current legislation.

Who should attend the Basic Scaffold Inspection course?
The course is suitable for any person who assembles, disassembles or examines scaffolding as part of their occupation.

Is the Basic Scaffold Inspection course accredited?
CISRS accredited

Basic Scaffolding Inspection

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto the course, an individual must hold at least one of the following:

  • Current CISRS Scaffolder card
  • Expired or current CISRS Basic Inspection card and is attending the course to renew their card
  • Current CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card
  • Current CISRS Scaffolding Supervisor card


Individuals not holding an eligible CISRS card, who wish to attend the course will be required to submit a CV with contactable references and or/certificates, together with a letter from an employer confirming their awareness and experience of scaffolding structures gained via their role within industry and confirmation that the delegate has had a minimum of 2 years of experience in this role.

Delegates must have completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years before attending the Basic CISRS SITS course. Alternatively hold an accepted Health and Safety exemption within 2 years of the course such as:

Course Content

This 3-day course is mainly aimed at supervisors and managers. It is ideal for those who have responsibilities for inspecting, record keeping and approving scaffold structures. They must also learn how to do this following the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

CISRS Basic Scaffolder Part 1 course

This is ideal for candidates who are working towards a scaffolder CISRS trainee card and an NVQ Level 2. This course runs for 10 days.

CISRS Basic Scaffolder Part 2 course

This is for candidates who are working towards a scaffolder CISRS basic card and an NVQ Level 2. Additionally, these delegates will have already completed the CISRS Basic Scaffolder Part 1 course. This course also runs for 10 days.

What does the Basic Scaffold Inspection course cover? 

By the end of the training, attendees will be able to comprehend the legislation surrounding scaffold systems. You will also be able to assess loads before using working platforms and know the difference between different scaffold systems as well as being able to inspect a scaffold structure or mobile tower safely.

Topics this course will cover include:

  • Introduction to Scaffolding & Scaffolding Terminology
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • British, European and Industry Standards (NASC)
  • Overview of SG4:10 Fall Arrest Equipment
  • TG20:13
  • Tube, fittings & boards
  • Safe ladder access and egress
  • Scaffolders training and working methods
  • Bracing and tying scaffolds
  • Fan boards and public protection
  • Mobile, static and loading towers
  • Birdcage scaffolds
  • Beams and bridging beams
  • Various types of system scaffolding
  • How to carry out a scaffolding inspection
  • Scaffold tagging systems
  • Scaffold inspection exercise
  • Knowledge test and assessment

Next Available Courses

  • Doncaster - 02 Nov 2020

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  • Blackburn - 01 Dec 2020

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  • Doncaster - 14 Dec 2020

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  • Warrington - 01 Sep 2021

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