This CISRS Card is for scaffolders with basic skill sets.
This CISRS Card is designed for staff who are working towards their NVQ.
This card is for capable and experienced workers who hold the required NVQ.
This CISRS Card requires applicants to have held the Scaffolder card for at least 1 year and have an advanced NVQ.
This white CISRS Card is designed for nonoperative workers who will assist in the construction site.
The CISRS scheme has been running for over thirty years and was affiliated to CSCS in 1999, the first trade card to do so.
It is divided into three categories that cover operatives, managers/supervisors and inspectors.
There's also a labourer CISRS card for those who support scaffolding operations on site and a trainee card that's available to anyone who has not yet gained the necessary qualifications.
Most applicants for the CISRS card have to pass the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test within two years of making their application.
Exemption is available to those who have already completed equivalent or better training, such as gaining the NEBOSH Construction Certificate or, for a trainee, having completed the Construction Skills Health and Safety Awareness course.
Application for CISRS cards above the labourer version are required to have a construction NVQ/SVQ at level 2 or 3.
All CISRS cards carry identification details that include the holder's name and photograph, their work category and the CSCS logo as proof of affiliation.
All cards have an expiry date because they generally need to be renewed every five years. At each renewal, CISRS card holders are required to retake the Health, Safety & Environment Test to ensure their knowledge is kept up-to-date.
Blue CISRS Card (Basic Scaffold Inspector)
This card is designed for experienced scaffolders and scaffolding labourers who want to get certified as scaffolding inspectors.
Gold CISRS Card (Scaffolding Supervisor)
This card is for highly experienced and welltrained scaffolding experts who supervise others onsite.
Gold CISRS Card (Advanced Scaffold Inspector)
This cards is designed for experienced scaffold inspectors who wish to advance to more advanced installations.
Having a CISRS Card is important because many construction sites are only open to workers with a card that shows they have a satisfactory level of health and safety knowledge.
The CISRS version means that employers can comply with the relevant legislation, including the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
To apply for your CISRS Card please call free on 0800 012 4125 or 0203 051 1004, or fill out the application form at the top of this page.
Our staff are highly expert and will ensure that you get the CISRS card you need and that you get it as soon as possible.