OPITO Rigger Training Stage 1
The OPITO Rigger route to competence certification and reassessment includes four stages.
Stage 1 is the OPITO Rigger course which is for personnel who have had little or no training experience in rigging and lifting operations. Rigging and lifting operations involve the transfer of loads using lifting equipment which is often required in restricted areas which cannot be accessed by a crane.
Rigging and lifting equipment and accessories are used by riggers and in other disciplines including operations technicians, deck crew and drill crew.
The Stage 1 OPITO Rigger course provides knowledge of the principles and general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations.
The rigger 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 the Stage 1 OPITO Rigger course will be able to;
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to begin stage 2 by passing a theory test and practical evaluations
The Stage 1 OPITO Rigger 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
There are no prerequisites for a Stage 1 OPITO Rigger course.
OPITO Rigger Courses
AIS Training offer both the introductory OPITO Rigger Course (Stage 1) as well as the OPITO Rigger Competence Assessments (Stages 3 and 4).
PLEASE NOTE: You can move directly on to the Stage 3 Competence Assessment with verifiable evidence of relevant experience.
The verification of relevant experience includes 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 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.