Scaffolding Watford – What Is The CISRS Card?

Scaffolding Watford based services – is this something you are looking for? If you need to work at height, hiring a professional scaffolding firm is a must. Nevertheless, you should not simply go for the first or the cheapest firm you lay your eyes on. Instead, quality and safety is a must, which is why you need to choose a scaffolding company which insists its employees have the CISRS card.

Any Cambridge scaffolding or scaffolding Hertfordshire firms you are considering using should have put their employees through CISRS training. Of course, it is not uncommon to have a number of trainees who are yet to complete the course. Nevertheless, on the whole, the vast majority of those working at the firm should have acquired their CISRS card, especially those that are leading scaffold teams. So, what is the CISRS card? CISRS stands for Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme. Individuals are allowed to apply for this course once they have taken and passed a labourer’s course, known as COTS (New Entrant Trainee and Scaffolding Labourer Course). CISRS is broken into two sections – Part 1 and Part 2. After completing Part 1, scaffolders must take the Part 2 course within two years; otherwise the Part 1 will become void. Training usually takes place over a two-week period off-site. The individual must also have several months of on-site experience. The CISRS card shows that the scaffolder in question is capable of carrying out all scaffolding duties, and thus it is of huge importance to the scaffolding company and its clients alike.

At Royston Scaffolding, not only are our scaffolders CISRS approved, but also as a company, we have been providing our services since 1985. We have the experience and skill to provide you with the quality scaffolding Watford based service you are looking for, irrespective of your requirements. To discuss your project in further detail, visit us at or call us on 01223 636 839.