Duration: 3 days

Price: £620.00
Course Dates
This course has no scheduled dates and will be run at client request only. To send a booking request for this course, please fill in the form below.

The OPITO Stage 1 Rigger training course is widely recognised as the industry standard introductory course, delegates undertaking and successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence to begin the second stage of their training in the workplace under supervision.

The course is delivered over three days and provides a combination of theory (classroom based) and practical learning (approximately 30% (classroom-based) learning and 70% practical work).

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Stage 1 Initial Training Programme are to provide the delegate with knowledge of the rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and regulation, and an opportunity to practise basic rigging operations following a lifting plan.

Course Elements

Following a series of explanations, demonstrations and opportunities to practise, delegates will demonstrate knowledge of:

Relevant legislation (LOLER, PUWER, personal responsibilities, ACOPs, relevant standards and guidelines)
Safe systems of work (permits, procedures, company specific procedures, tool box talks)
Risk assessment and control measures
Planning of lifting operations
Awareness of different types of ropes, slings and lifting equipment
Equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification of equipment
Safe and correct use of equipment
Equipment identification and selection
Rigging principles and terminology (e.g. angles and tensions on slings, centre of balance and security)
Weight identification and estimation
Placement of loads
Disconnection of lifting equipment
Hand signalling and use of hand radios
Awareness of crane operating principles
Awareness of conflicting activities
Environmental factors (e.g. weather)
Awareness of manual handling
Appreciation of dynamic factors (e.g. FPSO’S, MODUs, Semi submersibles, and construction and support vessels)
Ability to, as part of a team, execute various exercises

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Contact Details

Main Office

AquaTerra House,
Tofthills Avenue,
Midmill Business Park,
Kintore, Aberdeen,
UK, AB51 0QP

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+44 (0) 1224 392626