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OPITO Rigger Competence (Stage 4)

1.Target Group
The target group for Stage 4 are personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Rigger Stage 3 or Stage 4 competent certificate (two year validity for each

2.Delegate Pre-requisites
Candidates for Stage 4 Reassessment require a valid OPITO-approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Rigger Certificate.

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 4 competence reassessment are to establish that the candidate has maintained the competence requirement
for the Rigger role.

5.Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
There is one competence unit containing two elements for the Stage 4 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 4 re-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.

7.Instructor & Delegate Ratio
The maximum number of candidates undertaking the practical assessment is 1:4
The minimum number of candidates undertaking 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

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:
Email: training@madinagulf.com
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com

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