OPITO Rigger Competence (Stage 3 & 4)

Teesside Rigging and Lifting Logo

AIM

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Stage 3 competence assessment are to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfil the role of Rigger safely and effectively.

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Stage 4 competence reassessment are to establish that the candidate has maintained the competence requirement for the Rigger role.

Target Audience

The target group for Stage 3 are personnel that wish to become OPITO-certified competent riggers – having successfully completed the OPITO Stages 1 & 2 Rigger Training and Workplace Experience, or possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible for the OPITO Stage 3 assessment.

The target group for Stage 4 are personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Rigger Stage 3 or stage 4 competent certificate.

Assessment

The knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%. The practical competence assessment criteria is detailed in Appendix 3 in both Stage 3 & 4 Standards and can be obtained online using the following link: www.opito.com/rigger-competence-stages-3-and-4.pdf 

 

Certification

Candidates successfully meeting the OPITO-approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Assessment Standard will be issued with an OPITO Rigger Stage 3 (or Stage 4) certificate of competence.
The issue of the certificate indicates that the candidate has achieved the level of competence

Delegate Pre-Requisites

Candidates for Stage 3 Rigger assessment require:

  • A valid OPITO-approved Stage 1 Rigger Training Certificate and…
  • A fully completed and valid logbook, based on the OPITO Stage 2 Rigger Standard workplace requirements
  • Or a formal letter from the candidate’s employer or senior employer representative stating that the candidate has met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 lifting experience logbook criteria. The formal letter should include details of the employer/senior employer representative’s position in the company, full contact details, and be signed and dated by the employer/senior employer representative.
  • Candidates for Stage 4 Reassessment require a valid OPITO-approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Rigger Certificate.

Duration

2 days

The Rigger Stage 3 Certificate is valid for two years.
The Rigger Stage 4 Certificate is valid for two years.

Cost

£600 per delegate (excluding VAT)

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