The COTS course, accredited by CISRS, enables people who are new to scaffolding to learn about basics of the industry and how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment.
Knowledge is then assessed at the end of the course through a short test paper.
All delegates who successfully complete the practical & theory assessments of the scheme will receive a CISRS Certificate.
HAKI will also apply on their behalf for the CISRS Scaffolder Trainee or CISRS Scaffolder Labourer card, allowing them to take further training and progress their scaffolding career.
HAKI technician and trainer, Chris Partridge said: “The addition of the COTS course to our training portfolio is just another example of HAKI’s dedication to providing safe working conditions, by helping train scaffolders to high standards at an early stage of their career.
“It’s also great that we can help get more people working in the scaffolding industry by delivering entry-level courses, like COTS, too.”
The COTS course will be delivered at HAKI’s CITB-accredited training centre in Milton Keynes.