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CISRS COTS – Constructions Operatives Training

Duration: 1 day


This course is for new entrant/operatives who are looking to start a career within the scaffolding industry. All existing CISRS Scaffolding Labourer cardholders also need to complete the course once their current card expires, before being issued a new card, as part of CISRS scheme requirements. No previous attainments required. 


The COTS course provides entry level Health & Safety training for both those new to the industry and operatives with experience, allowing candidates to apply for a CISRS Labourer or Trainee Card. In addition to working safely around scaffolding, the candidates will learn about basic scaffolding requirements such as components and terminology as well as take care of stock correctly. Following the introduction of mandatory safety training for all operatives working on sites, the COTS course satisfies demands from both the HSE and Build UK across the construction industry.


Course Itinerary:

Relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice

General Responsibilities

Basic Scaffold Terminology (Components & Application)

Servicing of Equipment, Tube, Fittings etc.

Boards & Stock – Quality Control

Health, Welfare, Hygiene & Housekeeping

Electrical Safety

Fire Prevention & Control

Noise & Vibration

Work at Height

Accident Prevention & Reporting

Personal Protective Equipment

Site Transport Safety (Including Loading & Unloading)

Equipment & Tools

Manual Handling (Including a practical element)

Lifting Equipment Using a Rope & Wheel

Questions/Test Paper


CISRS certification and Scaffold Labourer or Trainee card (included in cost). CISRS scaffolding labourers will be required to repeat this course on a five yearly cycle – as refresher training prior to renewing their card.

Operatives wishing to apply for the New Entrant Trainee/Scaffolding Labourer card must also hold a CITB  – Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment Test has been taken within 2 years (or possess a recognised exemption).


Delegates must hold a current CISRS Trainee/Labourers card for a minimum of 6 months with on site experience to enable them to progress to Scaffolding 10 Day Part 1 training course.

Note: This course is eligible for CITB training grant aid to those within scope

Dates. Available

October 25, 2018 at Wakefield

October 26, 2018 at Wakefield

November 29, 2018 at Wakefield

November 30, 2018 at Wakefield

December 11, 2018 at Wakefield

December 19, 2018 at Wakefield

October 19, 2018 at West Thurrock

October 26, 2018 at West Thurrock

November 30, 2018 at West Thurrock

December 14, 2018 at West Thurrock

November 28, 2018 at Birmingham

January 4, 2019 at Wakefield

February 27, 2019 at Wakefield

March 27, 2019 at Wakefield

April 25, 2019 at Wakefield

May 28, 2019 at Wakefield

June 26, 2019 at Wakefield

July 31, 2019 at Wakefield

August 29, 2019 at Wakefield

September 25, 2019 at Wakefield

October 30, 2019 at Wakefield

November 27, 2019 at Wakefield

December 11, 2019 at Wakefield

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