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Basic Scaffold Inspection Course

Our Basic Scaffold Inspection course is ideal for anyone who is in charge of statutory scaffold inspections on basic scaffolding structures.

Scaffolders who want to expand their knowledge of scaffold inspection, site managers and health and safety professionals will also benefit from taking this course.

Why Take the Basic Scaffold Inspection Course?

The knowledge you gain from this scaffolding course will align you with the current scaffolding legislation.  Also, it will give you the necessary tools to go about your job confidently, and complete inspections properly.

What Does the Basic Scaffold Inspection Course Involve

This Basic Scaffold Inspection course covers the following topics (for the full list of topics covered in this training, keep reading):

  • Practical inspection session
  • Relevant legislation
  • Relevant industry technical and safety guidance


This course is delivered at a CISRS approved training centre.

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Basic Scaffold Inspection courses are available to attend in selected locations across the country. The course is delivered in a training hanger approved by CISRS.

You can book our live Basic Scaffold Inspection course dates on our website, or you can speak to one of our team members over the phone.

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3B Training can deliver courses for a group of your employees in-house at your site or venue of your choice.

We are also able to arrange in-house Basic Scaffold Inspection training courses. The courses can be arranged at one of our training venues or on a site of your choice, providing it is suitable to deliver the practical elements.

The course is ideal if you have a large group of operatives who need to be trained all at once, especially if the training is delivered at your venue, as they won’t need to travel.

Each in-house course is priced individually depending on location and delegate numbers.  To get a quote, fill in the enquiry form on this page.

Benefits of this Basic Scaffold Inspection Course:

  • Gives you the confidence to inspect basic scaffold structures
  • Complete any safety checks and reports needed
  • Easily recognise any likely hazards that may occur
Basic Scaffold Inspection Course Content

The trainer will cover the following subjects on the course:

Introduction to scaffolding terminology and the relevant legislation

Including The Work at Height Regulations 2005, NASC (Overview of SG4:22 and TG20:21), and types of system scaffolding.

Scaffold structures

Tube, fittings, boards, fan boards, public protection, and bracing and tying scaffolds.

Scaffolders training and working methods

Accessing a scaffold safelysafe ladder access and egress, and mobile static and loading towers.

How to carry out a scaffolding inspection

Scaffold tagging systems and practical scaffold inspection exercise.

For the assessment

The trainer will look at your involvement in the group exercises; you will also conduct a practical assessment of scaffolding to demonstrate your understanding.

Prerequisite needed before attending this Basic Scaffold Inspection course

You should have knowledge and experience working with scaffolding structures, and hold:

You need to have completed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within two years before attending the course.

Alternatively, you can hold an accepted health and safety exemption within two years of the course such as:

  • Completion of CISRS Recognised Scaffolding Apprenticeship Induction (Initial Trainee card only)
  • IOSH Working Safely/IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH Directing Safely/SHE For Constructors Workers/Safety Health & Environment for Construction Site Managers
  • NEBOSH (General/Construction/International) H&S Certificate
  • SMSTS Certificate
  • SSSTS Certificate
  • Site Safety Plus HSA
  • GQA Level 1 Award in Construction Health and Safety
Matt always delivers an informative course with good interaction which keeps it interesting.
Kieren Arden


  • How long is this Basic Scaffold Inspection course?
    How long is this Basic Scaffold Inspection course?

    The Basic Scaffold Inspection course is delivered over three days of theory and practical training.

    The three days are designed to give a substantial and detailed look at scaffolding inspection health and safety.

  • What are some of the entry requirements for the Basic Scaffold Inspection course?

    Have knowledge and experience working with scaffolding structures, and hold:

  • Is this Basic Scaffold Inspection course accredited?

    This course is accredited by the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS).


  • When will I receive my certificate for this Basic Scaffold Inspection Course?

    On completion of the course, you will receive a certificate 6-8 weeks after the end date and will be able to apply for the CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection card.

    To apply for your card, you must complete the Health, Safety and Environment test or provide a valid exemption.

Next Available Course Dates - Basic Scaffold Inspection Course

Next Available Course Dates - Basic Scaffold Inspection Course

  • Blackburn

    3B Training
    Unit 6
    Point 65 Business Centre,
    Greenbank Way,
    BB1 3EA

  • Derby

    23 Royal Scot Road
    DE24 8AJ

  • Doncaster

    Unit 1 Meadow View
    Durham Lane
    DN3 3DY

  • Leeds

    25 Bradford Road
    LS27 7HN

  • Leigh

    Unit 5
    English Street Business Park
    English Street
    WN7 3EH

  • Liverpool

    Partnership for Learning
    South Road
    L24 9PZ

  • Manchester

    The Forum
    Tameside Business Park
    Windmill Lane
    M34 3QS

  • Tamworth

    93C Lichfield Street
    B79 7QF

  • Wigan

    Stratus House
    Swan Lane
    Hindley Green
    WN2 4EY


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