OPITO Control Room Operator Emergency Standard CRO (9004)

Course Overview

The aim of the Control Room Operator Emergency Response assessment programme is to assess delegate’s performance in controlling emergencies and critical situations, in the position of a CRO.
Course content
In accordance with OPITO standard, a minimum of two scenarios will be undertaken. These will cover the following events;

  • Threat to Life
  • Threat to the Installation
  • Threat to Environment

The competence statements contained in this standard provide a clear description of performance in the workplace:
  1. What practitioners are expected to do
  2. The underpinning knowledge and skills they would require to enable them to do what was expected
  3. How they could demonstrate what was expected of them
  4. How their performance would be assessed

The main method of assessment is direct observation of the performance of the CRO under simulated conditions according to the OPITO standard.  The OPITO approved assessment will be carried out by a formally qualified assessor who is also occupationally competent in this field.

Who should attend?
  • Offshore/Onshore Control Room Operators
  • Offshore/Onshore Control Room Supervisors

All personnel undertaking this training and assessment programme will have completed the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training and/or Further Offshore Emergency Training to the agreed OPITO industry standard or a suitable alternative programme.
Candidates must provide completed element 1.1 paperwork prior to the start of the assessment process. The document highlights the candidates experience and readiness for assessment, it is filled in by the candidate attending and endorsed by their line manager. 

Special Needs
We will accommodate candidates with special needs. Any candidates with special needs must make us aware at the earliest opportunity.