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?
Who should attend the CISRS course?
Operatives who work as a driver or labourer on scaffold operations.
Is the CISRS course accredited?
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:
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
- 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.
On completion of the CISRS (COTS) course, the delegate will be able to apply for a CISRS Labourer or Trainee Card.
Further qualifications include: