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OPITO Control Room Operator (CRO) Emergency Response Assessment

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study



Riverside Campus


Course Dates and Bookings

To book your place on the course contact our training partners SAFER Training at or 0151 448 2770. 

About the Course

The OPITO approved Control Room Operator Emergency Response assessment programme is aimed at personnel who are about to be appointed to a CRO position or to those who are already serving as a CRO on offshore oil and gas installations.

The course is delivered in partnership with SAFER Training.

This programme is designed for Control Room Operators (CRO) who require their Emergency Response knowledge and skills to be assessed in dealing with emergencies and critical situations to OPITO Standards.

An OPITO Approved Control Room Operator certificate indicates that you have achieved a level of competence required to be recognised as an OPITO Certified Control Room Operator.  

An OPITO Approved CRO certificate will be issued to delegates who have been successfully assessed against all of the Performance and Knowledge Criteria.

Other OPITO courses available at the college:-

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must provide a formal declaration from your employer confirming that you have achieved the Performance Criteria in Unit 1, Element 1.1 in the workplace and that you have been deemed ready and prepared for formal assessment (details of the evidence required will be issued with the course joining instructions and will be assessed during the course).

What you study

Module 1 Control Emergencies and Critical Situation:-

1.1 Maintain a State of Readiness.
1.2 Assess Situation and Take Effective Action.
1.3 Maintain Communications.


How the course is taught

The course is taught by instructors who will role play during scenarios based on different major incidents which must cover:

  • Threat to life.
  • Threat to environment.
  • Threat to plant and equipment.

Simulators and enhanced facilities are used to create realistic emergency scenarios.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed against the performance criteria specified in Elements 1.2 and 1.3 of the OPITO standard under simulated conditions using a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 emergency scenarios based on the type of asset where you are normally required to fulfil the CRO role as agreed and confirmed by the Duty Holder.

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