OPITO Products for Energy - Oil and Gas (Upstream)

Rigger Initial Training

Standard Code: 9088

Revision: 3

Amendment: 1 (Nov 2021)

Aim and objectives:

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Initial Training Programme are to provide the learner with knowledge of the rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and regulation, and an opportunity to practice basic rigging operations following a lifting plan. Completion of the workplace experience logbook takes place on-site where personnel will complete workplace requirements under supervision.

Target audience:

The target group for the Rigger Initial Training programme is personal who have had little or no training or experience in rigging and lifting operations. The workplace experience logbook is for personnel that have successfully completed the Initial training and wish to gain relevant supervised workplace experience that would enable them to undertake the OPITO Rigger Competence Assessment.

Learner pre-requisites:

There are pre-requisites for the Rigger Initial Training. To complete the workplace experience logbook, learners must hold a valid OPITO approved Rigger Initial Training certificate.


The Rigger Initial Training certificate is valid for 2 years.

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