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OPITO Control Room Operator Emergency Response

*1. Target Group
The target group for Control Room Operator (CRO) Emergency Response Competence Assessment are personnel who are about to be appointed to a
CRO position or who are already serving as a CRO.

*2. Delegate Pre-requisites
A formal declaration from the candidate’s employer confirming that the candidate has achieved the performance criteria in Unit 1, Element 1.1 in the
workplace, and that the candidate has been deemed ready for formal assessment against Elements 1. 2 to 1.3.

*3. Physical and Stressful Demands
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 objective of the CRO Emergency Response Competence Assessment are to formally assess the candidate in the role of the CRO during
an emergency situation in a simulated environment.

*5. Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
To successfully complete this assessment, candidate must demonstrate the Performance criteria, Underpinning knowledge and Understanding criteria
of the following elements of the standard:
Element 1.1 Maintain a State of Readiness
Element 1.2 Control Critical Situations
Element 1.3 Respond to Emergencies

*6. Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Delegate Performance Assessment: The method of assessment is direct observation of the performance of the CRO under simulated conditions according
to this OPITO standard

The candidate will be assessed against the performance criteria specified in Elements 1.2 and 1.3 within Section A.8 of this standard under simulated
conditions using a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 emergency scenarios based on the type of asset where the candidate is normally required to fulfil
the CRO role as agreed and confirmed by the Duty Holder.
Realistic emergency scenarios must cover:
1. Threat to life
2. Threat to environment
3. Threat to plant and equipment
Certification: Persons successfully completing entire elements of CRO Emergency Response standard will be issued with an OPITO endorsed certificate.
Validity: This Standard has no formal expiry date. However, it is recommended that candidates are re-assessed, as a minimum, every 3 years.

*7. Assessor & Candidate Ratio
The Assessor/Candidate ratio for the CRO Competence Assessment is 1:1.

*8. Duration and Timing
There are no specific timings for the duration of the CRO Emergency Response Competence assessment(s). However, sufficient time and access to
candidates must be arranged in order to ensure that all required performance and knowledge criteria can be suitably assessed during a minimum of 2
emergency scenarios.
A maximum of 3 attempts to achieve the successful assessment of the 2 emergency scenarios is permitted.
1 Day for Assessment
1 Day for Coaching (Optional)

*9. Venue
Qatar International Safety Centre
Gate No. 9 building – 23 Street – 45
Salwa Industrial Area
Doha Qatar
PO Box 23651

*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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