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CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

CISRS course with practical elements covering relevant industry health and safety knowledge and skills. 


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Course Details

Product number: CISRS_COTS|2136

To provide delegates with current up-to-date health and safety knowledge and the relevant industry skills to carry out their duties in a safe manner.

Please Note: This is NOT a confirmation of booking. You MUST ensure that you can evidence that you have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years PRIOR to attending the CISRS COTS course.

Until we have confirmation from the training centre of your suitability, any booking made SHOULD NOT be treated as confirmed.

Please see the Who Should Attend section for more information on the course requirements or to view the applicable exemptions to the CITB HS&E Test. You will NEED to submit evidence of this at the point of booking.

Failure to do so, may result in the booking not being confirmed and NO refunds will be given.

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • General Responsibilities
  • Basic Scaffold Terminology (components & Application)
  • Servicing of Equipment, Tube, Fittings etc.
  • Boards and Stock – Quality Control
  • Health, Welfare, Hygiene and Housekeeping
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Prevention and Control
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Work at Height
  • Accident Prevention and Reporting
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Transport Safety (Including loading and unloading)
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Manual Handling (Including practical element)
  • Lifting Equipment Using Rope and Wheel


Operatives who carry out only labouring /driving duties in support of scaffold operations.


From 1st January 2018, delegates must have successfully completed a CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within 2 years prior to attending the CISRS COTS course.  CISRS do accept some other industry recognised Health and Safety qualifications as an exemption to the CITB HS&E Test.  Those listed below must be completed within 2 years of the date of application. 

Health & Safety Requirements:

  • IOSH Working Safely/IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH
  • Directing Safely
  • FAS Safe Pass
  • NEBOSH (General/Construction/International/) H&S Certificate
  • SMSTS Certificate
  • SSSTS Certificate


  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport (SCATS)
  • Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisor (SCATS)
  • Current MIST/BOSIET/OPITO Approved Offshore Certificate


Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) accredited certificate.

Following completions of the CISRS Construction Operative Training Scheme (COTS) you will be issued with an attendance certificate.  If you would like to apply for a CISRS Scaffolder Labourer or Trainee card you must hold a current Health & Safety Qualification within the last 2 years and apply for your card within 2 years of completing your course.

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