This course is designed for rigging and lifting personnel who require to be assessed to the OPITO Stage 3 or Stage 4 standard. The standard identifies the basic competencies and safety training required by the UK offshore Oil & Gas industry for personnel involved in rigging and lifting operations, generally referred to as 'Riggers'. It explains how competence shall be assessed and certified for Stage 3 or Stage 4 assessment.
The practical element of the course requires each delegate to complete two exercises as the ‘Person in Charge’ (each exercise will be approximately 1½ hours duration).
Assessment will be in line with OPITO performance criteria laid down in the standard.
Delegates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of:
- Relevant legislation (PUWER & LOLER regulations), personal responsibilities, ACOPs, relevant standards and guidelines.
- Awareness of Manual Handling and good Housekeeping
- The planning of Lifting Operations
- Team work and communication. Ability to work as part of a team
- Different types of slings and lifting equipment
- Equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification of equipment
- Equipment identification and selection
- Safe and correct use of equipment
- Rigging principles and terminology (e.g. angles and tensions in slings, centre of gravity and security)
- Weight identification and estimation
- Placements of loads and disconnection of load slings
- Appreciation of dynamic factors which could influence a lifting operation (e.g. when working on FPSO’s, MODU’s, Semi Submersibles, and construction support vessels)
- Cross haul/transfer loads. Change lifting equipment during a lift
- Location of centre of gravity when offset on a load
- Movement of loads in confined spaces or with restricted access
To ensure you have an understanding of what will be required please refer to the OPITO approved standard for Rigger Competence (Stages 3 & 4). This can be found online here.
The scheduled course dates below are for training to be delivered at AquaTerra House.
If these dates are not suitable, or you would like to enquire about training delivery at your own premises/site, please use the button below to send an enquiry
1 Aug 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
6 Aug 2019 - 7 Aug 2019
14 Aug 2019 - 15 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019 - 21 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
4 Sep 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019
3 Oct 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
8 Oct 2019 - 9 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019 - 17 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
6 Nov 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019 - 28 Nov 2019
10 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
18 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
There are currently no scheduled dates for January 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for February 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for March 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for April 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for May 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for June 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
There are currently no scheduled dates for July 2020, please get in touch if you require more information.
- You will need to have successfully completed the OPITO Stage 1 Rigging course within the last 2 years and provide a fully completed and valid logbook based on the OPITO Stage 2 Rigger Standard workplace requirements. Alternatively provide a letter from your employer confirming that you have met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 Lifting Experience.
- This course involves practical rigging and lifting work, working at height and manual handling. Delegates are required to be physically and mentally fit and to complete a statement of physical fitness prior to starting the course.
- Assessment arrangements for candidates with disabilities and/or additional support needs may be applied dependent upon the regulations adopted by the specific awarding body and in line with AquaTerra Processes.
As a minimum:
- Notify AquaTerra at least ten days prior to the start of their course.
- Provide written evidence of their condition, in the form of an educational psychological assessment, specialist teacher’s assessment or similar evaluation by an educational specialist.
- If there is any clarification required please call to discuss.