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Accreditation for Aberdeen scaffolding centre

10 Oct 16 A new scaffolding training centre in Aberdeen has been accredited by the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS).

It is only the second CISRS training centre in Scotland.

The £1m, purpose-built training facility based at Clinterty in Aberdeen is the result of a matched funding partnership between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy.

It will deliver a range of CISRS training ranging from apprenticeships to scaffold inspection and aims to provide training for up to 50 scaffolding apprentices a year.

ASET chief executive Atholl Menzies said: “This purpose-built facility is perfectly positioned to meet the demand for accredited training at introductory and advanced levels – from Dundee to Shetland. The facility will train and upskill the Scottish workforce and benefit both the construction and oil and gas industries.

“The apprenticeship provision will help to attract new entrants into the industry, making an important contribution to the local economy. And the extensive range of commercial courses available will open up new opportunities for employers and individuals alike.

“Organisations now have a greater choice in selecting the right training options to develop the skills of their workforce, and individuals can choose to develop existing or acquire new skills in readiness for market opportunities in the decommissioning arena.”

CISRS scheme manager David Mosley said: “There has been talk of opening a second CISRS training centre in Scotland for over a decade. NCC Scotland in Inchinnan is full to bursting at the moment I’m sure the additional capacity in the north of Scotland will be very warmly received within the scaffolding fraternity.”

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