Course info

You will gain a CISRS COTS Certificate
1 Day
Who is it for
Anyone looking to become a scaffolder
A general level of fitness is required
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This COTS course gives delegates an appreciation of general site safety, types of materials and safe methods of manual handling related to scaffolding. The 1 day course includes classroom and practical based training and can be consider the starting point for a scaffolding career.

Course Objectives

For the delegate to be awarded a COTS Certificate from which they can gain a CISRS Trainee or Labourers card
Have a good understanding of scaffold labouring duties and a starting point to progress into a trainee scaffolder

Course Content

  • General Responsibilities
  • Basic Scaffolding Terminology
  • Servicing of Equipment (tube, fittings, boards etc)
  • Boards and Stock - Quality Control
  • Health, Welfare, Hygiene and Housekeeping
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Prevention and Control
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Working at Height and Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Accident Prevention and Reporting
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Transport Safety on Site
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Manual Handling (Including Loading and Unloading)
  • Lifting Equipment Using Rope and Wheel


There are no prerequisites and delegates will only need a general level of fitness. You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English, please contact us if you have problems in this area.