OPITO Rigger Competence (Stage 3)
The Target group for Stage 3 are personnel that wish to become OPITO-certified competent riggers – having successfully completed the OPITO Stages
1 & 2 Rigger Training and Workplace Experience, or possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible for the OPITO Stage 3 assessment.
Candidates for Stage 3 Rigger assessment require:
(a) A valid OPITO-approved Stage 1 Rigger Training Certificate
(b) A fully completed and valid logbook, based on the OPITO Stage 2 Rigger Standard workplace requirements (Appendix1: Stage 2 Logbook
A formal letter from the candidate’s employer or senior employer representative stating that the candidate has met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2
lifting experience logbook criteria – stated in Appendix 1 of this 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.
3.Physical and Stressful Demands
Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Standard may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel
who participate in such activities must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
Therefore to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegates will be required to undergo medical screening by completing appropriate
medical screening form provided by QISC.
4.Aims and Objectives
The aim and objectives of the OPITO Stage 3 competence assessment are to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge,
understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Rigger safely and effectively.
5.Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
There is one competence unit containing two elements for the Stage 3 practical assessment. The Unit and Element titles are as follows:
Unit 1: Plan, Prepare, Lift and Move Loads
Element 1.1 Plan and prepare for lifting and moving of loads
Element 1.2 Lifting, moving, lowering and landing of a load
Each candidate will be expected to lead two lifting operations and assist with two lifting operations.
6.Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate Performance Assessment: Stage 3 Assessment is comprised of two
1. Knowledge assessment: comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%.
2. Practical assessment: The candidates will be provided with lifting plans and risk assessments for the lifting operations to be undertaken.
Certification: OPITO Approved Certification with Two Years validity
7.Instructor & Delegate Ratio
The maximum number of candidates attending the practical assessment is 1:4
The minimum number of candidates attending the practical assessment is 1:2
The assessor-to-candidate ratio is 1:1
8.Duration and Timing
The candidates will be expected to carry out two rigging and lifting operations for their assessment, where they will be expected to lead the rigging and
lifting operations. Candidates will also be expected to assist other candidates with rigging and lifting operations.
The expected timings are:
1.5 hours per rigging and lifting operation
1.5 hours allowed for the written test.
Note: Where assessment is conducted in the workplace: it must be completed within one trip or hitch; the length of the trip/hitch would depend on individual
company work cycles.
9.Venue [-QISC ]
This course can be provided at Qatar International Safety Centre, Doha, Qatar or on-location at the clients work site.
10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Tel: +974 4450 1223
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www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com