Scaffolding and Working at Heights Courses


The CISRS COTS course is designed to ensure that the operatives attending gain the relevant health and safety knowledge to be able to conduct their work on-site safely.

How long is the CISRS course?
One day

Who should attend the CISRS course?
Operatives who work as a driver or labourer on scaffold operations.

Is the CISRS course accredited?
CISRS accredited


Entry Requirements

Delegates must have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the CISRS (COTS) course. Alternatively hold an accepted Health and Safety exemption within 2 years of the course such as:

Course Objectives

On completion of the CISRS (COTS) course the delegate will have a better understanding of:

  • Basic scaffolding requirements
  • Scaffolding components
  • Terminology relating to scaffolding operations
  • Taking care of stock on site

What does the COTS course cover?

The course will cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to scaffolding
  • Housekeeping on site
  • Responsibilities on site
  • Quality control
  • Noise and vibration
  • Servicing equipment, fitting, tubes etc
  • Scaffolding tools and equipment
  • Accident reporting, prevention and reporting
  • Working at heights
  • Lifting equipment using rope and wheel
  • Fire & electrical safety
  • PPE
  • Site transport safety, loading and unloading
  • Manual handling

What is Required to Pass the CISRS COTS course?

The course is delivered through classroom-based learning by a tutor. The course will feature a range of classroom tutorials, discussions and group activities. The tutor will assess you on your participation throughout the course and with a final multiple-choice examination.

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