OPITO Rigger Stage 1
An OPITO Rigger (Stage 1) training course provides knowledge of the principles and general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations.
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The course is comprised of two modules which cover the relevent legislation and regulation, and provide an opportunity to practice basic rigging operations folllowing a lifting plan.
Delegates will complete a theory test at the end of the stage 1 training programme to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge elements of the course. Performance in the practical exercises which delegates must take active part in will also be evaluated against learning outcomes.
Delegates completing an OPITO Rigger Stage 1 training course will be able to;
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to begin stage 2 by passing a theory test and practical evaluations
An OPITO Rigger Stage 1 training course includes;
MODULE 1 - The Role of the Rigger and an Introduction to Lifting Operations
- The role of the Rigger
- Introduction to lifting operations - relevant legislation and management of hazards
MODULE 2 - Rigging and Lifting Operations
- The principles of rigging
- Preparing for the lifting operation
- Carrying out the lifting operation
- Restoring the work area and post-operation responsibilities
OPITO is the industry’s focal point for skills, learning and workforce development. OPITO is a self-sustaining, employer and trade union led organisation committed to developing and sustaining a safe, skilled and effective workforce.
AIS Training offer both the introductory OPITO Rigger (Stage 1) training course as well as the OPITO Rigger Competence Assessment (Stages 3 & 4).
PLEASE NOTE: You can move directly on to the Competence Assessment (Stages 3 & 4).
However, you must have a formal letter from your employer stating that you have met the equivalent of the OPITO Rigger Stage 2 logbook criteria - stated in appendix 1 of the OPITO Rigger Competency course standard. The formal letter should include details of the employer/senior employer representative’s position in the company, full contact details, and be signed and dated by the employer/senior employer representative.