The law requires that any individual wishing to erect, alter or dismantle scaffolding must be able to prove their competency. The industry-wide accepted proof of competency for operatives is to hold a CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card. To be eligible to apply for this card, candidates must successfully complete the following 3 elements of training:

  • CISRS Advanced
  • Level 3 QCF National Diploma in Accessing Operations & Rigging (Construction) Scaffolding
  • CISRS Advanced Skills Test

The 2 day CISRS Skills Assessment (Advanced Scaffolder Card) is for delegates who are already Scaffolder card holders who have already successfully completed their Advanced course, their Level 3 QCF National Diploma in Accessing Operations & Rigging (Construction) qualification and gained the minimum 6 months scaffold experience since completion of their Advanced. Since 1st January 2011 the CISRS 2 day skills test has become another essential element when working towards achieving a CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card.

The 2 day CISRS Skills Assessment is a practical assessment in which delegates will be required to erect 2 scaffolding structures in accordance with current regulations. It is designed to assess that the delegate can demonstrate the skills learnt during the CISRS Advanced course.

Delegates must have successfully completed a tube and fitting Advanced CISRS scaffolding course and be able to be able to provide evidence of this training in the form of certificates. Delegates must also have the minimum six months further scaffold experience.

Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed during the booking stage to ensure we can best accommodate your needs.

Course Duration
2 days.

Maximum Number
3 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, drawings and plans.

Safe erection and dismantling of 2 of the 3 scaffold types listed in objectives.

Certificates will be included in the cost of this course and CISRS certificates will be produced by NETA. They will be forwarded to the delegate directly or to their sponsor as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: An application must be made for the relevant card (by the individual or their employer/representative) within six months of completing the COTS course. Delegates must also hold a current CITB Heath, Safety and Environment Test or recognised exemption before they can apply.

Delegates must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during the practical aspects of the course. Delegates will be required to provide:

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Boots
  • High visibility vest or overalls (optional)
  • Safety Harness with 1.7m lanyard and rear anchor point
  • Tools
    • 1x 7/16 swingover spanner
    • 1x Belt and frogs
    • 1x 6” spirit level
    • 1x 5m Tape measure

CISRS Advanced Scaffolder cards are valid for 5 years and card holders will be required to complete the Health & Safety test or equivalent in order to renew their card.

PLEASE NOTE: Health, Safety & Environment tests are valid for 2 years from the pass date and therefore holding a valid CISRS card does not necessarily mean that your Health & Safety is still valid.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact us.


On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe erection and dismantling of a Tubular Drop Scaffold From Steelwork
  • Demonstrate safe erection and dismantling of a Cantilever Drop Scaffold
  • Demonstrate safe erection and dismantling of a Dead Shore


  • Tubular Drop Scaffold from Steelwork assessment
  • Cantilever Drop Scaffold assessment
  • Dead Shore assessment

Please contact us for further information.

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