OPITO Rigger Initial Training
(Code 9088)

Target group
The target group for Rigger Initial Training Standard is personnel who have had little or no training and/or experience in rigging and lifting operations and wish to gain an Industry-recognised introductory certificate in rigging and lifting operations prior to undertaking further supervised workplace training.
Course Aim and Objectives
The aim and objectives of the OPITO Rigger Initial Training Programme are to provide the learner 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.

The Initial Training Programme allows the learner to demonstrate basic Rigger practical skills, following instruction and demonstration by the training staff. This Training Programme aims to prepare the learners for the next stage of the progression path to becoming a competent rigger i.e. Rigger Workplace Experience Logbook.

Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO)
Course contents
Rigger training course covers the following topics:

UNIT 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 hazards;

UNIT 2 – Rigging and Lifting Operations
  • The principles of rigging and lifting;
  • How to prepare for the lifting operation.

UNIT 2 – Rigging and Lifting Operations (Practical)
  • Preparation for Lifting Operations;
  • Carrying out the lifting operation;
  • Restoring the work area and post-operation responsibilities .

Exercise 1 OPITO Lift Plan 1 Lifting Box (free access - floor 1)
Exercise 2 OPITO Lift Plan 2 T-Shape Pipe (through obstacle - floor 1)
Exercise 3 OPITO Lift Plan 3 Electro Motor (through obstacle – floor 1 and 2)
Exercise 4 OPITO Lift Plan 4 Straight Pipe (through obstacle – floor 1 and 2)
Exercise 5 OPITO Lift Plan 5 Steelwork (Blue steel part) (through obstacle – floor 2 and 1)
Exercise 6 OPITO Lift Plan 6 Straight Pipe (through obstacle – floor 2 and 1)
Exercise 7 OPITO Lift Plan 7 Valve (through obstacle – floor 1 and 2)
Exercise 8 OPITO Lift Plan 8 Valve (free access– floor 2 and 1)
Duration of the training course
The duration of OPITO Rigger Initial Training Module is 3 days.
The price is 1200 EUR per person.
Certificate validity
Certificate is valid 2 years and 8 months.
Training approaches and equipment:
  • Theoretical tasks with presentations and visualizations;
  • Group workshops;
  • Case studies;
  • Practical exercises in workshops;
  • Practical exercises using real life equipment;
  • Professional instructors with industry experience.
Course limitations:
  • The maximum number of learners for the Rigger Initial training programme is 8.
  • There is a minimum of 2 participants to constitute team, when undertaking practical exercises
Description of the course
Riga, Latvia
Delegate prerequisites
  • Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating.
  • Possess an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate.
  • Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form.
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