CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection (BSI)


CISRS would expect delegates to have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures.  Examples could include:

  • Delegate has held a CISRS cards for less than 2 years
  • Delegate has relevant industry experience and knowledge of scaffolding (e.g Site Managers/Agents, Engineers or H&S Professionals).  Note, CISRS may request evidence of experience.
  • Delegate has previously attended a Scaffold Appreciation/Awareness Course (1 day)
  • Delegate has previously attended a Scaffold Inspection Course



  • Introduction to scaffolding and scaffolding terminology
  • The work at height regulations
  • British, European and industry standards (NASC)
  • Overview of SG4 fall arrest equipment
  • TG20
  • Tube, fittings & boards
  • Safe ladder access and egress
  • Scaffolders training and working methods
  • Bracing and tying scaffolds
  • Fan boards and public protection
  • Mobile, static and loading towers
  • Birdcage scaffolds
  • Beams and bridging beams
  • Various types of system scaffolding
  • How to carry our a scaffold inspection
  • Scaffold tagging systems
  • Scaffold inspection exercise
  • Multiple choice test paper


Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.