Control Room Operator Emergency Response – Assessment (CRO)

OPITO Control Room Operator (CRO) Emergency Response Assessment

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.

This assessment 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 the delegate has achieved a level of competence required to be recognised as a OPITO Certified Control Room Operator.

OPITO Control Room Operator

Course Duration
One day for assessment
One day coaching (optional)

Awarding Body


Delegates must provide a formal declaration from their employer confirming that the candidate has achieved the Performance Criteria in Unit 1, Element 1.1 in the workplace and that the candidate has 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).

The assessment consists of the following modules and elements:

Module 1 Control Emergencies and Critical Situation

1.1 Maintain a State of Readiness
1.2 Control Critical Situations
1.3 Respond to Emergencies

Each delegate 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 the candidate is normally required to fulfil the CRO role as agreed and confirmed by the Duty Holder.

Realistic emergency scenarios must cover:

1. Threat to life
2. Threat to environment
3. Threat to plant and equipment

Upon completion of the assessment, the delegate shall be informed of the assessment decision and the employer shall be notified of the outcome of the assessment within one working day.  A written report identifying the outcomes of assessment and details of any further training requirements shall be provided to the delegate and their employer within 14 days.

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

All assessments will be delivered by our partners City of Glasgow College located at:

City of Glasgow College
Riverside Campus
21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB

Tel: +44 (0) 151 448 2770


More Information

Due to the nature of the CRO assessments, we dont provide scheduled dates for the CRO assessments.

We will look to accommodate you on your chosen / preffered dates.