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 personnel 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 no pre-requisites for Stage 1 Initial Training.
Progressing to Stage 2
Following successful completion of the OPITO Rigger Stage 1 Initial Training Programme the delegate can proceed to the workplace under direct supervision of a competent person.
Delegates attending the Stage 1 Initial Training Programme will be given a series of explanations and demonstrations. At the end of the course, delegates are given a theory test to test their understanding of the knowledge elements of the modules – specified in learning outcomes from section 5 of the standard, this can be obtained online using the following link to the Rigger Training Standard. The test pass mark is 80%.
Stage 1 is valid for 2 years. There is no expiry on Stage 2.
£625 per delegate (excluding VAT)