PERI has delivered its first CISRS-accredited BASE course to apprentices from Scaffolding Association member J.MAC Scaffolding, based in Stockton-on-Tees.
The course is designed for non-scaffolders looking to pursue a career in the industry and replicates real-life site situations. Trainees are taught the fundamentals of scaffolding, with the course providing the basic skills and knowledge to erect, modify and dismantle system scaffolding in just five days.
Non-scaffolders gain practical experience by training with the PERI UP Flex system, which is the formwork and scaffolding provider’s response to high-quality, flexible and safe system scaffolding.
Following successful completion of the course, the J.MAC Scaffolding apprentices qualified for a BASE scaffolding card endorsed by CISRS, which will enable them to carry out basic scaffolding operations on most project sites.
The new five-day course is one way that PERI is helping to increase the number of skilled operatives in the industry and demonstrate the benefits of system scaffolding.