The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) has been in operation for around 50 years. It is the industry recognised qualification for those working in the scaffolding and access sector. It has 50+ training providers and over 70,000 current cardholders worldwide. The Scheme is based upon offsite formal training with an approved provider, on-site time served experience, health and safety, skills assessment and CPD via a defined programme. CISRS is a not-for-profit organisation
The Ladder Association is the not-for-profit lead industry body dedicated to promoting the safe use of ladders and stepladders. We work closely with the HSE and the Access Industry Forum to support codes of good practice, minimum standards for equipment, trained and qualified operatives, and education in the work at height sector. Our members include manufacturers, rental companies, training providers and ladder users. In addition to administering the LadderCard training scheme, we publish free safety guidance on our website.
The NASC is the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK – established 1945 and now serving a family of 300+ leading contracting firms, scaffolding suppliers and manufacturers. The Confederation produces a range of industry-recognised safety & technical guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. NASC members are strictly audited – ensuring the highest possible standards are met. These standards are recognised by construction industry leaders, who continue to stipulate NASC-only companies for access and scaffolding.
PASMA knows access towers and cares about the people who use them. Our members include manufacturers, hire companies, hire & assembly businesses, training centres and instructors with one thing in common – they prioritise the safety of tower users in all that they do. As the recognised expert on mobile access towers, prefabricated tower scaffolds and low level work platforms, PASMA operates the industry-standard training scheme and publishes safety-related guidance and resources on our website.
LFI is a 4th generation family business based in Gloucester and a market-leading UK manufacturer of aluminium, steel, timber, and fibreglass access equipment for over 70 years. As a great British manufacturer, and ladder specialist, we have quality at the heart of everything we do. Not only are we Kitemark accredited to ISO9001:2015, our products that supply the DIY, trade & construction industries meet or exceed the EN131 standard. Safety First. That’s LFI.
WernerCo™ is the leading distributor of access products designed for working at height. Recognised as the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of access towers, climbing equipment and ladders, WernerCo products are built to provide performance and protection on jobsites around the world. Brands include Werner®, Youngman®, BoSS®, ZARGES® and other licensed brands, and WernerCo’s head office with state of the art manufacturing facility is based in Maldon Essex with a national distribution centre in Burton Upon Trent.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. Members include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users. IPAF as an organisation strives to improve work at height safety and to prevent falls from height. Peter Douglas, IPAF’s CEO and Managing Director, is a trustee of the No Falls Foundation.