Initial Practical Inspection Session

  • Relevant Legislation
  • Relevant Industry technical and Safety guidance
  • Identification of Scaffold components
  • Correct Erection procedure
  • Reading and Interpretation of Scaffold Drawings
  • Fault finding
  • Practical Inspection and Report Writing Assessment
  • Theory test

To be eligible, applicants need to have extensive scaffolding industry experience and have held a CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection Record Card for a minimum of 2 years.

CISRS Scaffolders who have held their card for a minimum of 2 years and Advanced card holders will also be eligible to attend this course without initially having to attend the Basic Scaffold Inspection course.

Industry experience alone does not make a delegate eligible to attend an Advanced SITS course. They must meet at least one of the following criteria before being accepted onto the course:

  • Hold a CISRS Basic SITS card for a minimum of 2 years
  • Hold a CISRS Scaffolder card for a minimum of 2 years
  • Hold a CISRS Advanced card
  • Have attended a retrospective Advanced Inspection Course, with a CISRS provider, within a 10-year period prior to their enquiry.

CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Training Scheme

(SITS) certificate

The college will apply on your behalf for a CISRS Scaffolding Inspection Card.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is a mix of classroom-based theory, practical exercises and.

The final assessment involves written and practical tests.

Grants are available for eligible employers.

For further information please visit the CITB website.

Course Information


Cost: From £395

Duration: 2 days

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Dates: Various

Funding: See Grants and Funding


How to Apply

Call 01922 663600 for course dates.

Further Training


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