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CISRS Card (Basic Access System Erector)

Non-scaffolders who install, alter, and disassemble very simple and routine scaffolding structures utilising a certain system scaffold product are eligible to receive approved training under the CISRS BASE Card programme.

It equips employees with a limited set of skills and knowledge for the safe operation of a particular system scaffold product in accordance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer within constrained working environments.

These buildings are not allowed to be within an area that provides access to the general public and cannot be taller than the permitted maximum height of 6 metres.

What is a CISRS Card?

In an effort to lower the total number, the Construction Skills Certification Scheme was developed. And the seriousness of accidents and injuries that occur on the job in the construction business in the UK. It didn’t take long before it was clear that certain sub-industries within the building business have their own, specialised safety requirements and protocols. And training requirements (such as scaffolding and access systems).

Before they are allowed to begin working on-site, practically all companies in the construction business in the United Kingdom need newly hired workers in the scaffolding profession to possess the relevant CISRS card. And in the majority of instances, prior to their being considered for a position.

How can I get a CISRS Card?

  1. First, apply for the appropriate card: Calling us at the number listed at the bottom of this page is the quickest and easiest way to accomplish that. We will send you an official application form, and at the same time, we can register you for your HS&E test (please see below for more information).
  2. Next, take the CITB HS&E test: Before you are able to acquire your CISRS Card, you are required to first participate in and succeed at one of the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Tests. This is a prerequisite that is shared by all of the different types of CISRS Cards.
  3. Last, check the requirements for the particular CISRS card you are applying for: It is necessary for the success of your application that you. You will be expected to satisfy certain conditions, the specifics of which change based on the colour card you wish to obtain.

There are many CISRS cards to choose from, each of which has its own unique characteristics. There are six primary varieties, beginning with the white BASE card and progressing up to the two gold variants. In addition, there are two distinct varieties of scaffolding inspection cards. The prerequisites for each course are different from one another.

How long is a CISRS valid for?

You should refer to the entry for each card in order to obtain specific information regarding its validity period. The CISRS Cards are valid for varying amounts of time.

However, the Red (Trainee) card is only valid for a short period of time, and it should be replaced for a Blue (Scaffolder’s) card as soon as the trainee has obtained their NVQ Level 2. The majority of these cards are considered to be “permanent,” and they can be renewed on a regular basis.

How long will it take to receive a Card?

In most cases, it will take thirty calendar days for you to actually obtain your card. From that point on, once we have received all of the necessary papers and copies of your certification documents, we will get started.

How do I renew my CISRS card?

A (permanent) CISRS card that is about to expire can easily be renewed through a straightforward process that is fundamentally equivalent to the application for a new card. Because your Health, Safety, and Environmental test will have become obsolete, you will be required to retake it, and you will also need to redo the courses.