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Control of Work Training for Performing Authorities - Digital Delivery

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9231

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who intend to act, or are already acting, as a Performing Authority in the workplace.

What does this Product cover?

This Product is to equip the learner with a minimum, generic, industry-wide understanding and basic skills required of the role of the Performing Authority.

The objectives of the course are to ensure that Performing Authorities and prospective Performing Authorities:

(a) Are aware of their legal responsibilities of being in charge of work parties at the worksite
(b) Are able to recognise and assess worksite hazards and associated risks. And are able to control, reduce or eliminate the risks through formalised risk assessment systems and safe systems of work.
(c) Monitor and control the work effectively and respond appropriately to changes in work conditions or the work plan

(d) Manage and control work safely through effective communication and handovers at various stages of the work.

Entry Requirements

Centres must be in adherance with the OPITO Digital Delivery Training and Assessment Packages document.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Control of Work Training for Performing Authorities the learner will need to complete the 4 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

4 hours

What could this Product lead to?

Control of Work Refresher Training for Performing Authorities

Control of Work Refresher Training for Performing Authorities (Digital Delivery)

Please also refer to COWPA Guidance for Duty Holder document.


2 years

Please note: If the expiry date on the learners previous certificate is within 3 months prior of the course enrolment date then the date of the new certificate should correspond with the expiry date of the existing/previous certificate unless stated otherwise by the Duty Holder or Asset Owner or Operator.

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