Standard Code: 9088
Amendment: March 2015
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 practice basic rigging operations following a lifting plan. Stage 2 takes place on-site where personnel will complete workforce requirements under supervision.
The target group for Stage 1 of the Rigger Training programme is personal who have had little or no training or experience in rigging and lifting operations. Stage 2 is for personnel that have successfully completed stage 1 and wish to gain relevant supervised workplace experience that would enable them to undertake the OPITO Rigger Stage 3 Competence assessment.
There are pre-requisites for Stage 1. To complete Stage 2, delegates must hold a valid OPITO approved Stage 1 Rigger Training certificate.
Stage 1 is valid for 2 years. There is no expiry on Stage 2.