Work Abroad

Riggers are sponsored by employers to work in a number of international waters. The North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of EU nations like Holland, Denmark and Scotland, the Arabian Gulf, African counties like Ghana and Mozambique, are just some of the many international locations that roustabouts can work in.

Day rate wages

Riggers earn a day-rate, usually in US$. Wages are competitive and usually on level with average wages in some developed nations.
Based on experience, Riggers can make US$ 100 to 200 a day.

Nature of work

As an offshore rigger, you'll take on a number of critical responsibilities. One of the key aspects of your role is understanding and managing lifting operations. Not only will you be in charge of handling and moving equipment that weighs several tons, but you'll also be responsible for understanding the relevant legislation and managing any potential hazards.

You, along with your team, will be in charge of preparing for the lifting operation, ensuring that all equipment is properly inspected and set up. Once everything is in place, you'll carry out the lifting operation, using your skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently move the heavy equipment needed on the offshore platform. You'll also be responsible for restoring the work area and handling any post- operation responsibilities. This includes ensuring that all equipment is safely stored away and that the work area is clean and ready for the next operation.

Steps to becoming a rigger

After building sufficient experience as a roustabout, you can get your competence assessed with the OPITO Rigger Competence Assessment course. If you lack the experience and skill, you can confidently take the OPITO Rigger Initial Training, and complete the Log Book thereafter, and get assessed when ready.

The Competence Assessment proves to employers that you are competent in Rigging duties, giving you the credibility to be employed as as a Rigger.