AIS Training Becomes Fully Accredited CISRS Scaffolding Centre

Scaffolders across North East England can now get all the training they need in one place thanks to AIS Training becoming fully accredited by the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS).

AIS Training has been approved to run the CISRS Advanced Inspector and CISRS Supervisor courses – the final pieces in the company’s scaffolding course portfolio - meaning it can now deliver everything from basic level courses to apprenticeships, NVQs and advanced level scaffolding and inspection courses from its world-class facility near Newcastle.

The news will be a welcome boost to the construction sector. Despite a national scaffolding skills shortage, there are currently no other scaffolding training centres across Tyneside, Wearside, Durham and Northumberland and only a handful of centres across the North of England.

To achieve its success, AIS Training has invested up to £1m in its scaffolding training provision over the past 12 months to create a bespoke, world-class, scaffolding facility which can now deliver every course needed by those working in the scaffolding and access platform industries.

Paul Attrill, head of training and education at AIS Training, said: “We are delighted to receive this approval from CISRS, which adds the final piece of the puzzle to complete our scaffolding training portfolio.

“Recent reports show that the construction sector is suffering huge skills shortages with scaffolding cited as a key area. Our scaffolding centre is tackling these shortages by providing high quality, industry approved training from basic through to the highest levels.

“AIS Training’s reputation as a leading provider of scaffolding training across the North of England is fast growing and we are seeing this in the number of scaffolding companies approaching us. We’ve delivered hundreds of commercial courses for businesses across the region and have also successfully trained 39 scaffolding apprentices with another 78 on our books. Scaffolding really is a phenomenal success story for AIS Training.”

CISRS Accreditation Auditor, Trevor Donoghue said: “AIS Training has developed a fantastic facility for scaffolding skills here in the North East. The centre is now accredited to deliver the full suite of CISRS scaffolding courses from basic through to advanced qualifications and inspections. This is a fantastic asset for local companies where they can get all the training they need to keep their teams safe and competent.”

For more details on the wide range of scaffolding training now offered by AIS please visit or call 0844 800 1810.