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					East Anglia Construction Safety Group

Chris Barrett
Training Manager Access
• Construction Industry Scaffolders record scheme

• SG4 – Preventing falls in scaffolding and falsework -
  Future developments, latest guidance

• TG20
Construction Industry Scaffolders
        Record Scheme
Construction Industry Scaffolders Record
Scheme

•   History of the Scheme( CISRS)
•   Record Scheme Cards
•   Adult Training Route
•   Training Programmes
•   Vocational Qualifications
•   CITB Grants
History of the Scheme

• Introduced in 1979 by the Construction Industry Joint
  Council in conjunction with the NASC
• Training courses developed by the Construction Industry
  Training Board in consultation with the Scaffolding
  Industry
• A network of accredited Centres established throughout
  the UK
The Record Scheme Cards
•Scaffolding Labourer

•Trainee Scaffolder

•Scaffolder

•Advanced Scaffolder
•Scaffolding Supervisor
Scaffolding Labourers Card
                  For operatives who will be carrying out only
                  labouring/driving duties.
                  Shows holder is a competent labourer and has
                  current up to date Health and Safety knowledge
                  Obtained by:
                  Experience/industry accreditation or
                  achieving an N/SVQ level 1 in Access
                  Operations and Rigging
Trainee Scaffolders Card
                   For operatives who have been accepted by their
                   employer to be trained as a scaffolder.
                   The operative must have passed the Health and
                   Safety test . The first card is issued for
                   18months.
                   The trainee card can be renewed for a further 18
                   months if the candidate has attended a Part 1.
                   Trainee cards are only renewable once.
Scaffolders Card
                   For operatives who have satisfactorily completed
                   the approved training courses and achieved an
                   N/SVQ level 2 in Access Operations and Rigging


                   Basic cards have a 5 year expiry date.
                   Basic cards are renewable on proof of passing
                   the Health and Safety test within two years of
                   application.
Advanced Scaffolders Card
                  For Scaffolders who have held card for 1 year
                  and satisfactorily completed the Advanced
                  training course and achieved an N/SVQ level 3
                  in Access Operations and Rigging


                  Advanced cards have a 5 year expiry date.
                  Advanced cards are renewable on proof of
                  passing the Health and Safety test within two
                  years of application.
              Adult Training Route
                                                                 CISRS
                                    New Entrant
                                                                 Scaffolding
                                                                 Card Holder

                  Part 1                            Part 1



                    Part 2                          Part 2




                 Assessment                       Assessment

Experienced
worker
Practical
assessment       CISRS                            CISRS
                 Scaffolding                      Scaffolding
                 Card (tube &                     Card (System
                 Fitting)                         type)


Advanced
                Tube & Fitting              2 day System
                                            product course       CISRS
                course
                (to be developed)                                Scaffolding
                                                                 Card Holder
Assessment

                      Additional product Categories added
                      to card
Experienced Worker Practical Assessment
EWPA

• An alternative to the normal NVQ assessment process
• Candidates must have completed part 1 and part 2
• Candidates must have an appropriate time to develop experience
  after completing the part 2 (typically 1 year)
• Only available for level 2
• Candidates are nominated by an employer
Basic Part 1 Training Programme
Health and Safety awareness

SG4:00 Use of fall arrest equipment

Inspection and use of harnesses

Interpretation of simple drawings

Theoretical and practical training :

Independent tied

Independent with return

Mobile tower

Static tower

Birdcage

Putlog
Basic Part 2 Training Programme
Recap on SG4:00

Practical and theoretical training:

Heavy independent with bridging

Truss- out

Pavement gantry

Protective fans

Roof saddle

Roof edge protection

Structural Alterations

Netting and Sheeting
Advanced Training Programme
Practical and theoretical training:

Tubular drop from steelwork

Two –way shore/dead shore

Temporary roof scaffold

Staircases (Tube & Fitting and prefabricated
system)

System false-work

Risk assessments

Method statements

Interpretation of design drawings
 System 2 day product awareness courses
Avaliable for any scaffolder holding at least a trainee card
There are six systems approved
Haki
Layher
Turner +8
Kwikstage
Plettac
Cuplock
Not all types will be offered speak to the centre
                         BASE course
Basic access System erector
1 week course
Aimed at house building market
Only allowed to work on enclosed sites
NVQ level 1
Limited range of structures to a maximum of 6m high.
                   Future developments


Scaffold safety Inspection course

Ties testing and inspection for supervisors

TG20 update
                                      Summary
•   CISRS the only skills card for scaffolders recognised by Industry
•   Four categories available
•   CISRS affiliated to CSCS
•   Obtained by completing NASC approved training courses and achieving an appropriate
    N/SVQ
•   Renewable every 5 years
•   Training and achievement grants available to CITB levy payers
SG4:05 Preventing Falls in scaffolding and
Falsework
                Avoid work at height so far as is reasonably
                Practicable:

                Not normally an option for the Scaffolding
                Contractor
 AVOID WORK     Designers and Principal Contractor should
 AT HEIGHTS     Identify opportunities to avoid work at height.

                Scaffolding and Falsework Contractors should promote
                Innovations to their client that can avoid work at height.
                Where it is Not reasonably practicable to avoid work at
                Height you should consider:

                Preventing all falls from height where there is a risk of injury regardless
                of height.

                Collective protection measures as a priority over personal protection
PREVENT FALLS
                Use equipment (such as guard-rails) to provide collective fall protection
                & prevent falls occurring before resorting to personal protection such as
                work restraint harness and lanyards for example
    MITIGATE THE
                      Where it is not reasonably practicable to avoid
    DISTANCE AND      Or prevent falls; then,
   CONSEQUENCES
                      The distance a person can fall and the consequences
      OF A FALL       (potential injury) must be minimised.

                      Consider collective protection measures priority over
                      Personal protection.

                      Collective protection in the form of soft landing systems
                      (e.g. Air-Bags and safety nets) are not commonly a practical
                      Solution for scaffolding.

                      Personal protection systems (safety harness) Must be worn
GIVE COLLECTIVE       And attached to a suitable anchor point – in accordance
                      With this guide – when at risk of falling.
PROTECTION PRIORITY
OVER PERSONAL
PROTECTION
SG4:05 addendum

    HSE activity in relation to enforcement of SG4
    Manufacturer activity in relation to SG4
    Interim guidance
    Planned updates
    Rescue procedures
    Updated guidance on suspension trauma
TG20:05
TG20:0?

    Introduction of different widths of Working platform
    Revised the allowable Facade bracing patterns
    Revised the guidance for the installation of plan bracing
    Revised guidance for the installation of ledger bracing
    Guidance on the layout of ties
    Revised load classes for Putlog scaffolds
    Revised maximum safe working heights
    Options for a reduced Bay length intoduced
Conditions for basic scaffolds

      Is a standard scaffold
      Load classes, maximum bay lengths comply with Table 1 TG20:0?
      There are only 2 working lifts ,one fully loaded and one 50% loaded
      Lift height is not greater than 2.0m (1st lift may be 2.7, maximum
      The scaffold is not subject to loading of materials by mechanical means.
      The wind factor S is not greater than 40
      Alternate pars of standards are braced
      At least 50% of ties shall be fixed to ledger braced standards
      Vertical interval of ties shall not exceed 4m
Conditions for basic scaffolds

      Plan bracing is fitted every 4lifts and 12 bays unless facade bracing is across
         braced pairs of standards
      If sheeted the sheeting is attached to the ledgers and principle guardrails as a
           minimum
      When sheeted the top lift is tied at platform level
      Façade bracing is fitted
Conditions for Free standing scaffolds
     Not more than 6m high
     The scaffold must not be sheeted or netted
     Lift heights must not exceed 2m
     Bay lengths no more than 2.1m
     Only one lift boarded ( maximum loading 2kN/m2)
     Scaffold width is either 4 boards plus one or five boards
     Alternate pairs of standards are braced
     Single un-joint tubes used for standards and rakers
     Façade bracing fitted every five bays
     Maximum wind factor S=26
Procedure to determine safe height of a Basic scaffold

      Choose basic wind speed (vb) using Fig.7
      Establish critical Direction of wind.
      Establish topographical factor (T) using Fig.8
      Establish the altitude
      Calculate wind factor using             S=Vb x T x (1+A/1000)
Procedure to determine safe height of a Basic scaffold

      Establish Town or Country
      Determine closest upwind distance to sea.
      Use flowchart 4 for independents to determine safe height.