Safety & Access Launch New CISRS* Scaffolding Training Centre in South Korea in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries


Safety & Access are extremely proud to announce that they have become the first CISRS UK registered training providers to gain overseas accreditation for a commercial scaffolding and access training centre in South Korea.

The centre will primarily be serving Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) business from the Geoje Site in the south of the country with an additional management training facility located within the nearby city of Busan. Joint Managing Director Rick Statham commented: We are delighted to have achieved a long term partnership status with SHI for the delivery of scaffold and access related management and skills training. Work at height is a high risk occupation and we are committed to the delivery of safe, quality training standards. To be the first in Korea to achieve CISRS status is a huge boost to the independent credibility of our delivery and one that will only strengthen the commercial position of all involved.

Untitled2Courses that are now available include:

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 1 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 2 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Level 3 Course – 5 Day

CISRS Overseas Scaffolding Supervisor Course – 3 Day

CISRS Basic Scaffold Inspection Course – 2 Day

All training will initially be delivered by full time UK registered instructors and successful completion of the training will result in the Issue of CISRS official Certification and Skills Cards.

cisrsAn Independent CISRS audit took place at the sites in Korea by Mr David Mosley (CISRS Scheme Manager) visiting from the UK which resulted in successful accreditation of the facilities for the CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS).

Mr Mosley commented: Whilst CISRS has been the recognised standard for Scaffolding training and qualification in the UK for 40 years the CISRS Overseas Training Scheme (OSTS) is still in its infancy as such we are extremely pleased to be working with a major international business such as Samsung Heavy Industry. We applaud their commitment to implementing scaffolding training standards which far exceed current practices in their region. It’s heartening to see an organisation that views investment in training which will in turn improve safety and efficiency on site as an added value to their company rather than a cost. By working with long established UK CISRS provider Safety and Access, we are confident that good practices delivered in training will be transferred to the scaffolding standards on site

Also pleased with the results and representing the ship owners using SHI construction facilities is Mr Jim Quaile CPF HSE Scaffolding Supervisor on the Ichthys Project for INPEX. Mr Quaile commented: “We have seen a significant improvement in the standard of scaffold which is directly related to the training package delivered on site by Safety & Access. We are looking forward to a continued commitment to raising even further the standards of quality and safety on site regarding scaffolding.”

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

samsungThe Geoje Shipyard Boasts the World’s Greatest Dock Turnover Rate

The dock turnover rate is the number of ships that a dock can launch ships. The greater the turnover rate indicates the more sophisticated shipbuilding capacity and production efficiency.

The First Shipyard Certified by the World’s Three Most Recognised International Standards

Geoje Shipyard is the first shipyard certified by the world’s three highly recognized international standards; ISO 9001(Management Quality), ISO14001(Environment Management) and OHSAS 18001(Safe and Healthy Working Environment Management).

To view the Samsung Company video follow the link below

*The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is the occupational training standard for the scaffolding trade within the United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest trade card schemes in existence and has been available for over 35 years. CISRS has continually strived to maintain the highest standards in scaffolding sector training and has introduced the Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) in order to offer its’ accredited training to those outside the British Isles.

Safety & Access are a long established training business with registered centres in the UK and the Middle East.

Other overseas operations offered by Safety & Access include training and third party inspection throughout other regions of the world including the Middle East, Central Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and the Far East (including a permanent base in China.)

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