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Lift Planning Training Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 7052

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for learners who are required to participate and/or assist in the planning of lifting operations and who have a recognised Offshore Lifting and Hoisting qualification, detailed below in the entry requirements section.

What does this Product cover?

This Product provides the learner with theoretical and practical skills to plan and organise the optimum resources needed to safely plan lifting operations under the supervision of LOLER Appointed Person/LOLER Focal Point, within their workplace.

It includes methods and techniques which will instruct the learner in the process and procedures which are essential in achieving competence in lifting operations planning and management of hazards.

The learner will develop skills to be able to identify all the hazards associated with a planned lifting operation and produce a lifting plan which will eliminate as many of these hazards as possible.

Entry Requirements

  1. a valid OPITO-approved Rigger Competence Assessment / Reassessment (Stage 3/4) Certificate, or,
  2. a valid OPITO-approved Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment/Reassessment (Stage 3/4) Certificate, or,
  3. a valid OPITO-approved Drilling Rigger Competence Assessment / Reassessment Certificate.

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 OPITO Lift Planning Training the learner will need to complete the 4 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

22 hours.

The recommended theory: practical split is 20% theory and 80% practical


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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