EIAC- Personnel Certification


EIAC- Personnel Certification

Rigger Level 1 and Rigger Level 2

Assesment Overview : This assesment includes all the processes and tasks needed to evaluate knowledge and skills for individuals who are looking to become a certified rigger.

a. Submission of Application:

  • Candidate must complete and sign the Assessment Registration Form, which includes an affidavit that a medical professional has found him physically qualified to carry out the objective of the Technical requirements according to the relevant standard and must be aged over 18. (The candidate registration Form enclosed at the back of this scheme).
  • The candidate also must complete and sign the Certification Assessment Application form to enable the certifying company issuing the ID for the certified person.
  • The Eurolink safety shall require that all candidates who are based in UAE must submit the following documents along with duly filled application for certification:
    1. Passport copy
    2. Valid residence visa copy
    3. Labour card copy
    4. Colored photograph
    5. Proof of training (if relevant)
    6. Evidence of working experience

b. Assessment Methods and Mechanism for Initial Certification and Recertification:

  • Rigger Assessment Methods and Mechanism will consist of two stages
  • Written Examination for theory
  • Practical Examination at the client site
  • The candidates must register for both stages
  • A candidate must pass both stages written and practical examination in order to be certified for a duration of two-year period only

c. Written Examination:

  • The written examination has multiple-choice questions in the line with EIAC requirements and recommendations as well as the scheme of certification processes
  • The written examination will NOT be an Open Book Material
  • Written exams will be taken as paper/pen tests
  • This assessment is carried out to evaluate the qualification of riggers with regards the safe lifting procedures and risk assessment

d. Practical Examination :

  • Practical exam will be taken as oral/verbal examination
  • The Eurolink Safety Examiner will conduct the Practical Test at the client site, crane and sufficient rigging tackles and the examiner will ensure that the examination process remains standardized for all candidates, wherever and whenever they may conduct the test.

e. Certification Timeframe :

All candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in any order.

All candidates may only take one day for Rigger Assessment and that will depend upon the number of candidates for each examination batch. Examination timing may be set by the examiner and may be extended based on other variables and or languages barriers.

But in normal cases the timing will be set as the following:

  • Written Examination: The written examination will be set as 40 minutes
  • Practical Examination: the time limit of the practical exam approximately 30 minutes.

f. Test Scoring Information :

Eurolink Safety Written Examinations and Practical are criterion-referenced examinations; i.e., the passing score is set beforehand, and candidate performance on the examination is not compared to the performance of others taking the examination. In a criterion-referenced examination, a candidate must obtain a score equal to or higher than a predetermined passing score to pass the test.

Eurolink Safety has prepared for every examination three types of Written Examination, these types have the same questions with same options of answer but segregated from each other in the order of each questions and the order: of options of the answers.

Eurolink Safety will take full responsibility to fairly review and score the candidate Examination papers.

A candidate must pass both Written and Practical Examination to be certified for a Two-Year Period and his score should not less than 80% for written exam and 75% for practical.

The examination results for written and practical will be recorded in the Certification Assessment Application form of candidates by the decision maker.

g. Decision on Certification :

The Examiner will submit all the candidate exam records and other relevant documents to the certification of person management to take a decision and record the exam scoring on the certification assessment application form.

The decision on certification of a candidate will be made solely by Eurolink Safety East on the basis of the information gathered during the certification process. Personnel who make the decision on certification will not have participated in the examination of the candidate

Decisions for granting, maintaining, recertifying, extending, reducing, suspending or withdrawing certification will be done by the Eurolink Safety and shall not be outsourced.

h. Competency Certificate Issuance :

  • Competency certificate will be issued by Eurolink Safety and signed by the authorized signatory
  • The certificate shall include at least but not limited to the photo of the certified individual, plus unique identification No. for tracking, category that the individual was certified to conduct the duties as a Rigger (e.g. Rigger II Rigger II), issue date and validity in addition to as required by the ISO 17024 standard.
  • If the applicant does not meet the requirements for certification, an Assessment Report shall be prepared immediately after exhausting the appeal procedures to say that the candidate not yet competent enough

i. Candidate Certificate & ID Card :

Prior to beginning the examination, the Examiner must ask a candidate for a photo identification, such as a driver's license.