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Second CISRS OSTS centre opens in South Korea

CISRS are pleased to announce the accreditation and opening of a second Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in South Korea.

The new centre in Ulsan, in the south of the country, is opened in partnership with OSTS approved training providers, Safety & Access – celebrating their 25th anniversary this year – and Applus Velosi: Oil and gas industry sector service providers, who focus on vendor inspection, third party inspection, certification, testing, engineering and manpower services for the oil & gas sector globally.

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CISRS approves first scaffolder training scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to the first CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa – set up by Simian Skills and Falck Prime Atlantic in Nigeria.

Falck Safety Services (trading under the Falck Group of Companies), is the world’s largest provider of safety training for the offshore industry. Each year, they provide safety training to more than 320,000 employees from shipping companies, military defence units, the aviation industry and the oil industry – and now CISRS OSTS scaffolding in Nigeria.

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Asbestos training being ignored, says UKATA

Following recent stories of asbestos being mishandled across the country, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has issued a warning that adequate training in asbestos safety management is being ignored by many, and the health of many workers may be being compromised.

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City & Guilds accreditation for CAI courses

Another milestone in CAI history was recorded at the end of January when a visit from City & Guilds to Communications House, the CAI’s Watford HQ, led to confirmation that a major percentage of the CAI’s Education and Skills programmes would be carrying the City & Guilds logo on certificates issued by the CAI.

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CISRS Part 1 Course Requirement Active: September 1st 2015

The recent amendment to the CISRS Part 1 course rules on eligibility of delegates – that it is a scheme requirement for anyone wishing to attend a CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course to have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for a minimum of six months – is now active, as of today (September 1st).

Read more: CISRS Part 1 Course Requirement Active: September 1st 2015