Simian Skill are working in collaboration with Tough Scaff to create a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme, or CISRS and an Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme, or OSTS training centre. This training centre that has been formed through the partnership of the two companies is located in Chennai, Southern India.
The centre is expected to offer the Level 1 Scaffolder Training for the CISRS certification and a Basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme. There is also the option of fulfilling a Scaffolding Supervisor Training at the training centre in Chennai and it is hoped that going forward there is the scope to expand their offerings and establish the right levels of accreditation so that the centre can offer Level 2 and 3 qualifications. The expansion of the training scheme will take place as the level of demand for the courses increases.
The training centre has been praised during their Accreditation and it is hoped that the facility will be able to provide the correct level of training by Tough Scaff and Simian Skill in order for the training scheme to be a success. Simian Skill is a training provider that is established in the UK and on an international scale. With Simian Skill’s already established reputation, it is hoped that the training programme that has been set up in Southern India will be a success.
The facility started operating quickly, and the first training programme took place the same week they were awarded the accreditation. On the first course were seven scaffolder working to complete the CISRS OSTS Level 1. Of the seven that attended this training course, five of the scaffolders worked for Cape PLC. During the training process, Cape also sent a delegation from their operations located in the Middle East in order to oversee the training programme.
The training centre also offers some on-site accommodation as well as some welfare facilities that offer food for the people on the courses. This allows the delegates to travel from all over in order to go through the training courses.