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CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

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Why should you do the CISRS COTS Course

CISRS COTS training is a single day course that is conducted for those who are applying for their first CISRS Scaffolding Labourer or CISRS Trainee Scaffolder card. This course is mainly seen as a requirement in the United Kingdom.

The CISRS COTS course ensures that the applicants are aware of all the rules and regulations of the industry. Also, while working with scaffolding and access solutions, it important to be aware of how to keep oneself safe. This course is ideal for the newbies of the industry and experienced workers who are looking to get up to date on the industry standards.

The validity of CISRS Scaffolding Labourer cards is 5 years. The applier needs to take a refresher training of the CISRS COTS course for them to gain the eligibility to renew their CISRS Scaffolding Labourer card. The eligibility of the CISRS Initial Trainee cards is 18 months. Successful completion of their CISRS Part 1 training is required for the eligibility to renew CISRS COTS Trainee card.

There are multiple training agencies in the UK that conduct this course on a regular basis. Below mentioned are the topics that will be covered in the course by any training agency:

  1. General responsibilities
  2. Basic scaffolding terminology
  3. Servicing of basic equipment
  4. Boards and stock – quality control
  5. Health, welfare, hygiene, and housekeeping
  6. Electrical safety
  7. Fire prevention and control
  8. Noise and vibration
  9. Working at height
  10. Accident prevention and reporting
  11. Slips, trips, and falls
  12. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  13. Transport safety on site
  14. Equipment and tools
  15. Manual handling
  16. Lifting equipment using rope and wheel
  17. Assessment

On the event of passing the exam, the candidate will be awarded the CISRS Scaffolding Operative Training Scheme certificate. In addition, the training institute that issues the certificate will also apply for CISRS scaffolders labourers or CISRS scaffolders trainee card on your behalf.

Price of the COTS training varies in different training institutes. However, there are Grants and Funding that are provided by some employers to complete the course certification. Candidates may check this with the training institute or the employer for more information on the funding.

CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) – What are the criteria and How to apply

It is mandatory that the candidate complete the CITB Health and Safety and Environment Test within the past 2 years of applying to COTS. This is a mandatory requirement since last year. As an alternative, the candidate should have completed the tests mentioned below within 2 years of applying to COTS:

  1. IOSH Working Safely/IOSH Managing Safely/IOSH
  2. Directing Safely
  3. FAS Safe Pass
  4. NEBOSH H&S Certificate
  5. SMSTS Certificate
  6. SSSTS Certificate


  1. Current CCNSG Safety Passport (SCATS)
  2. Current CCNSG Safety Passport Supervisor (SCATS)
  3. Current MIST/BOSIET/OPITO Approved Offshore Certificate

There are multiple training institutes that conduct the CISRS COTS training and provide certification on a regular basis. There are so many CISRS COTS Training centres that are pioneered in conducting the CISRS COTS course available nowadays. However, you also get reliable services at

So, what are you waiting for, just pass the test and get yourself a card?

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