OPITO Rigger Initial Training
The OPITO Rigger route to competence certification and reassessment includes four stages.
Initial training 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 OPITO Rigger Initial 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 Initial 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 OPITO Rigger Initial course will be able to;
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to begin the next stage by passing a theory test and practical evaluations
The OPITO Rigger Initial 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 an OPITO Rigger Initial course.
OPITO Rigger Courses
AIS Survivex offer both the introductory OPITO Rigger Initial Course as well as the OPITO Rigger Competence Assessments & Re-assessments.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The OPITO Rigger Training standards were recently updated. For more infromation on the new route to competence please download our OPITO Rigger Training Helpsheet >>
Rigging and Lifting Handbook
The RigEx Rigging and Lifting Handbook is a pocked-sizes book available to provide essential information throughout your training and in your job roles. The handbook is available to purchase with your training >>