OPITO Rigger Competence - Stages 3 & 4

OPITO Rigger Competence Stage 3/4


This is a two-day programme that is designed for all rigging and lifting personnel who require to demonstrate competence in the Rigger Role. This standard identifies the basic competencies and safety training required by UK Offshore Oil & Gas Industry for personnel involved in rigging and lifting operations.

Pre-requisites for Stage 3

A valid Stage 1 OPITO Rigger Training Certificate and a fully completed logbook. (stage2). Within 2 years from the completion date shown on the candidate’s Stage 1 Certificate. but can not be less than 50 days to complete all of the Stage 2 tasks.

Or a formal letter from the employer stating that the candidate has met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 lifting experience logbook criteria as stated in Appendix 1 of the standard. This should be in the form of written testimony from their current employer (Note: contact details, e.g. telephone number, email etc should be included on the testimony).

Pre-requisites for stage 4

A valid in date OPITO Rigger stage 3 certificate.

Medical Declaration

Candidate will undertake practical assessments that will involve work of a physical nature and will be asked to sign a declaration of their fitness before undertaking the practical exercise.

The assessment comprises of two parts

  1. Knowledge assessment
  2. Practical assessment

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The emphasis of the assessment is on practical skills and competence. Candidates will be required to work with prepared lifting plans and to identify the risks and control measures required.  Certain aspects of the course are of a physical nature. The responsibility for the individual completing the course without any adverse effects to their present state of health lies with the delegate and/or company sponsoring the delegate.

Course Duration

2 days




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OPITO Rigger Competence - Stages 3 & 4
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