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Onshore Control Room Operator Emergency Response Standard

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 7031

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel who have been nominated by their employer to be formally assessed in the role of a CRO during an emergency situation.

What does this Product cover?

This Product covers the formal assessment of the the learner in the role of the CRO during an emergency situation in a simulated environment.

Entry Requirements

A formal declaration and supporting evidence from the learner’s employer confirming that the learner has achieved the performance criteria in Outcomes 1 and 2 in the workplace and that the learner has been deemed ready for formal assessment against outcomes 3 - 6

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 Onshore Control Room Operator Emergency Response Standard the learner will need to complete the 1 mandatory unit.

Guided Learning Hours

There are no specific timings for the duration of the Onshore CRO Emergency Response Competence assessment(s). However, sufficient time and access to learners must be arranged in order to ensure that all required performance and knowledge criteria can be suitably assessed during three emergency scenarios.

What could this Product lead to?

Ongoing - Onshore CRO Emergency Response Competence Assessment (Reassessment)


The Onshore CRO Emergency Response Standard is valid for 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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