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Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Competence Reassessment (Floating Structures)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9041

Who is this Product for?

This Product is intended for offshore crane operators that wish to revalidate their OPITO-certified Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Competence Assessment (Floating Structures) certificate.

What does this Product cover?

This Product aims to establish that Stage 3 OCOs have maintained their competence knowledge and skills required for the Stage 3 OCO role for specific structure types.

Note: Duty holders (or equivalent) of the fixed structure, floating structure or vessel must ensure that Stage 3 OCOs get sufficient familiarisation of the specific type of offshore crane they will be expected to operate before conducting lifting operations.

Entry Requirements

Learners for the OCO Stage 3 Competence Reassessment (Floating Structure) require a valid OPITO-approved Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Competence Assessment Certificate (Floating Structure) or a valid industry-recognised Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator 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 Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Competence Reassessment (Floating Structures) Standard the candidate will need to complete the 4 mandatory units.

Guided Learning Hours

8 hours - This may vary depending on the nature of the crane operation

Where an assessment is conducted in the workplace: it must be completed within one trip or hitch; the length of the trip/hitch would depend on individual company work cycles.

What could this Product lead to?

Offshore Crane Operator - Stage 3 Competence Re-assessment (Floating Structures)


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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