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Lift Planning for Basic Lifting Operations in the Wind Industry Initial Training

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 7053

Who is this Product for?

This Product is intended for learners who are required to participate and/or assist in the planning of basic lifting operations, including but limited to, construction, operations, maintenance and decommissioning, using fixed or low-capacity equipment, and who have awareness of basic lifting operations in the role of a lifting operative.

What does this Product cover?

The aim of the Lift Planning for Basic Lifting Operations in the Wind Industry Initial Training, is to provide the learners currently working or planning to work in the wind industry with theoretical and practical skills to plan and organise basic routine lifting operations. (see Glossary for definitions)

The objectives of the standard are to ensure an understanding and carry out the required planning and risk assessment for the conduct of basic lifting operations in the wind Industry including:

Basic lifting operations (see Glossary for definition) are routine lifting operations where the load characteristics are considered straightforward and any significant hazards within the working area or on the load path have been identified and are not considered to be complex or non-routine, as per the tables below:

The training programme includes methods and techniques which will instruct the learner in the process and procedures which are essential in achieving practical and theoretical knowledge for planning and management of lifting operations in the wind industry.

Entry Requirements

A valid industry recognised training qualification/certification in lifting operations

Medical entry requirements

Training and/or assessment activities contained within this Product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

Therefore, OPITO-approved Centres are required, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner undergoes medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by the OPITO-approved Centre

The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the learner’s declaration of fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.

This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the learner will be asked to perform, will be given to learners by the OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any current or pre-existing medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the learner and/or company sponsoring the learner.

Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any learner, the OPITO-approved Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and extent of the training.

Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this Product, and must not place on the learners any demands other than those required to meet the Product.

Product Achievement Requirements

To achieve the Lift Planning for Basic Lifting Operations in the Wind Industry Initial Training, learners will need to complete the two mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

22 hours

The recommended theory: practical split is 50% theory and 50% practical

What could this Product lead to?

Lift Planning for Basic Lifting Operations in the Wind Industry Further Training


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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