OPITO has been setting Standards for the energy industry since 1991 to help improve workforce safety and competence – over 350,000 people per year train to OPITO Standards across the globe.
In partnership with industry stakeholders, OPITO identifies the needs and requirements for new and improved training and competence Standards for both onshore and offshore. We produce world-class, industry-driven Standards that are recognised globally and we ensure that our approved Centre network deliver training in compliance with these Standards.
Standards are developed by Industry Work Groups (IWGs) comprising industry employers, subject matter experts, regulators, trade associations, OPITO approved Centres and workforce representatives. IWGs develop the content of an industry standard in its entirety including learning and assessment outcomes, training programme content, staff/facilities requirements and validity periods. Working with our stakeholders throughout this process ensures that OPITO Standards are current, robust and relevant to the needs of the industry.
OPITO undertakes a quality assurance role on behalf of industry through our robust approval and monitoring processes thereby ensuring that every OPITO approved Centre delivers a consistently high level of training to learners around the globe.
Industry Standards are formally reviewed, as a minimum, every four years in partnership with industry, as we strive to continuously improve safety and competency.