Duration: 2 days

Price: £510.00
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.

This course is designed for rigging and lifting personnel who require to be assessed to the OPITO Stage 3 or Stage 4 standard. The standard identifies the basic competencies and safety training required by the UK offshore Oil & Gas industry for personnel involved in rigging and lifting operations, generally referred to as ‘Riggers’. It explains how competence shall be assessed and certified for Stage 3 or Stage 4 assessment.

Candidates will need to have successfully completed the OPITO Stage 1 Rigging course within the last 2 years and provide a fully completed and valid logbook based on the OPITO Stage 2 Rigger Standard workplace requirements. Alternatively provide a letter from their employer confirming that they have met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 Lifting Experience.

Course Elements

Relevant legislation (PUWER & LOLER regulations), personal responsibilities, ACOPs, relevant standards and guidelines.
Awareness of Manual Handling and good Housekeeping
The planning of Lifting Operations
Team work and communication. Ability to work as part of a team
Different types of slings and lifting equipment
Equipment pre and post use inspection, including certification of equipment
Equipment identification and selection
Safe and correct use of equipment
Rigging principles and terminology (e.g. angles and tensions in slings, centre of gravity and security)
Weight identification and estimation
Placements of loads and disconnection of load slings
Appreciation of dynamic factors which could influence a lifting operation (e.g. when working on FPSO’s, MODU’s, Semi Submersibles, and construction support vessels)
Cross haul/transfer loads. Change lifting equipment during a lift
Location of centre of gravity when offset on a load
Movement of loads in confined spaces or with restricted access

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Contact Details

Main Office

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

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Phone Number

+44 (0) 1224 392626