Expectation From Newly Trained CISRS Operatives

Do you know what to expect from newly trained CISRS operatives? We have a few thoughts about this at Fulcrum.  Please watch the video underneath of our MD David Abraham with his thoughts.

Hello, my name is Dave Abraham, I’m the managing Director of Fulcrum Scaffold Safety and Training. I’ve been in scaffolding for 36 years, starting off in the very early 80’s, working my way up to an advanced scaffolder in 89.

The reason for the video is to explain expectations really around the CISRS scheme. I think the CISRS scheme has improved our training, by providing better materials to deliver the courses, so no matter where you are in the country, every training centre now provides the same training as all the others.

Unlike previously, each training centre was left to their own devices to deliver the courses, that is a big improvement. My issue is that the expectiation part. So after the training, lads and girls return back to the company and then what the companies expect of them, because they have completed a ten day training program.

That training is there to give them the knowledge and some hands on experience to put them out there ready to do the practical side of the job. Now the issue we have got is that I don’t believe that the understanding expectation side of it, I think that once they return back to the job front, they are then getting pushed out there to be a scaffolder, whether they’re a part 1, part 2 or even doing advanced work.

Its that part for me that we have to look at, to have confidence you have to have skills, knowledge, experience and training, so in the trainng centre we give them part of that. The next part now is to get them the experience, the only way they are going to achieve that is by returning to a work front and working alongside an experienced worker, and that the only way we are going to achieve it, not by sending individuals out with wagons and a labourer, to do it that way, they’re only going to learn by experience of working alongside an experienced worker, whether that a part 2 scaffolder, basic scaffolder or an advanced scaffolder. Thats where we have to be aimed, give that progression part.

Some training centres, and I can only speak for myself here, is that when I deliver courses, on the feedback forms, I always state on, on a part one course, I will always state on there we didn’t think the individuals readt to come back, the minimum time is six months before they can do a part 2. If I think that individual needs a bit longer, I’d state that on the feedback form, on the sessional form and then I would supply that to the company and make them aware of that so they know what they have to do as a bit of an action plan to get them ready to achieve the next stage of their training and career path.

That what the expectation part of training should be, that they will progressivly work together as a training provider and also as a company to get the individuals to a level where we can then say yeah, they have the skill, they have the knowledge, they have the experience and they have the training.

If you want to discuss this further, your on our webpage now, wathching our video, so go into the menu bar and there is a contact list, feel free to contact us, and I can discuss this further with you.

Thanks for listening, bye.

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