OPITO Rigger Training - Stage 1


The training course syllabus was developed by members of the Step Change in Safety competency subgroup and representatives from OPITO.

The target group for Stage1 is personnel who have little or no training and experience in rigging and lifting operations and wish to gain an OPITO Rigger Training Certificate.

There are no pre-requisites for Stage1 Initial Training.


Module 1 The role of the Rigger and an Introduction to Lifting Operations

  • The role of the Rigger
  • Introduction to lifting operations –relevant legislation and management of the hazard

Module 2 Rigging and Lifting Operations

  • The principles of rigging and lifting
  • Prepare for the lifting operations
  • Carrying out the lifting operation
  • Restoring the work are and post-operation responsibilities

Day one is carried out in the classroom and day 2 and 3 doing practical exercises.

There is a written test with 80% pass requirement.

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 exercises

Successful delegates will leave with a handbook to record Stage 2 (on-the-job assessment) which must be presented to an OPITO-approved assessment centre with in two years of the date shown on the stage 1 Certificate.



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OPITO Rigger Training - Stage 1
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