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Rigger Competence Reassessment (previously stage 4)

OPITO Standard

Product Code: 9199

Who is this Product for?

This Product is for personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Rigger Competence or Rigger Competence Reassessment certificate

What does this Product cover?

This Product is to establish that the learner has maintained the competence requirement for the Rigger role.

Entry Requirements

Learners must possess a valid OPITO-approved Rigger Competence or Rigger Competence Reassessment Certificate.

Note 1: Learners who possess an OPITO Rigger Assessment or Re-Assessment Certificate which has expired by more than 6 months will be required to attend the OPITO Rigger Initial Training prior to undertaking the Rigger Competence Assessment. In these instances, there will be no requirement to complete a Work Experience Logbook.

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 Rigger Competence Reassessment the learner will need to complete the 2 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours

The learners will be expected to carry out two rigging and lifting operations for their assessment, where they will be expected to lead the rigging and lifting operations.

Learners will also be required to assist other learners on two rigging and lifting operations.

The expected timings are:

1.5 hours per rigging and lifting operation

1.5 hours allowed for the written test.

Note: Where 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?

Please refer to Rigger Training and Assessment Framework also.


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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