Summary of offshore crane training development programme
Stage 1– New operators- Designed to suit person who have no previous crane operating experience
Place of experience-static lifting- Conducted under direct supervision to develop the trainee operator’s skill for the deck lifting operations only. (Minimum 40 Hrs. 2 years)

Stage 2– Experienced operators- Designed to suit person with formal training and practical workplace crane operating experience (state load only)
Place of work experience- Dynamic lifting _conducted under direct supervision of a level 3 crane operator and develop skills for Dynamic lifting operation minimum 4 mouths for 2years .

Stage 3-Copetence assessment – the first assessment is conducted at the student’s workplace by a Rigworld Training assessor to deem the crane operator competent in static and dynamic operations. Valid for 2 years

Stage 3– Re-assessment to ensure continuing competences. This can be conducted at the student’s workplace or on a simulator.

To ensure the student gain and develop the initial and basic skills with underpinning knowledge required to operate offshore crane. Those who successfully achieve level 1 certification will be able to perform on board (static) lift and WUILL NOT: make dynamic or off-board lifts, personnel lifts heavy lifts or high risk/difficult lifts.

A Level 1 Crane Operator shall only operate the crane under the direct supervision of a stutably qualified and experienced level 2 or level 3 Crane Operator whilst gaining experience..

To enable student to gain and progress there initial and basic with underpinning knowledge, required to operate offshore cranes. Those who successfully achieve Level 2 certification will be able to perform on board (static) lifts.

  • A level 2 Crane Operator shall only operate the crane for Dynamic / Complex operations under direct supervision of a suitably qualified and experienced level 3 Crane operator.

To define through verbal interaction, written examination and an observed assessment, the candidate’s underpinning knowledge. Their subsequent application of their job knowledge, through following procedure, understanding LOLER standards. This pre-use inspection and verbally conveyed knowledge of the safety system fitted will be expected .Finally the operation of the lifting equipment is static &dynamic modes will be observed in a safe & controlled manner, within its design parameters. (NO RESTICIONS)

FORKLIFT OPERATOR

This course is for NEW operators and supervisors of forklift operations.
The course uses OSHA criteria from 29 CFR 1910.178.
Course instructors highlight the most common dangers of powered industrial truck operation and provide solution to those dangers of powered industrial truck operations and provide solutions to those dangers.

Driving tips, avoiding injury and proper handling & transportation of loads are featured. To be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178, only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck.
Participants receive manuals & hands- on practical exercise to facilitate training.

Rigging Loft Management
This course is designed to provide participant with a better knowledge and understanding of the legal and practical requirement in running an operational rigging loft, from controlling the issue and receiving of rigging loft  equipment to carrying out pre-use inspections and the disposal and quarantine of unit for use equipment.

OPITO Banksman and Slinger Training & Assessment

OVERVIEW

The Initial Training Programme allows the delegate to demonstrate basic Banksman and Slinger practical skills following instruction and demonstration by the training staff.

The Banksman role is primarily to control lifting activities and relay instructions to the crane operator during lifting operations. The Slinger role is to prepare and sling loads for lifting, and the control and release of the loads at their destination.

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical training and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria (45 Learning Outcomes) is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

CONTENT

The training programme consists of the following modules and elements:

Module 1 – Introduction to Lifting Operations Element

Element 1.1 – Regulations and safety issues Element

Element 1.2 – Introduction to lifting roles and equipment .

Element 1.3 – Preparing for the lift Element

Element 1.4 – Carrying out the lift Element

Element 1.5 – Restoring the work area

Module 2 – The Banksman’s Role Element

Element 2.1 – The Banksman’s duties Element

Element 2.2 – Communications and visibility

Module 3 – Slinging Operations Element

Element 3.1 – Principles of slinging Module

Module 4 – Practical Exercises Element

Element 4.1 – The role of a Banksman and slinger in a planned lift

DURATION

3 Day(s)

PREREQUISITES

There are no Prerequisites for this course.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The OPITO approved Banksman and Slinger Stage 1 Initial Training Standard specifies the initial training programme for personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman and slinger role in the oil and gas industry.

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.

VALIDITY

2 Years

OVERVIEW

The aim and objective of the OPITO Stage 3 competence assessment is to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Banksman & Slinger safely and effectively.

 

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

 

CONTENT

The Stage 3 assessment comprises of two parts

  1. Knowledge assessment
  2. Practical assessment

 

DURATION

1 Day

PREREQUISITES for Stage 3 Assessment

 

A valid Stage 1 OPITO Banksman & Slinging Operations certificate and a fully completed logbook based on the Banksman and Slinger Training Stage 2 requirements .

Or a formal letter from the employer on company letterhead stating that the candidate has met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 lifting experience logbook criteria as stated in Appendix 1 of the standard.  This should be in the form of written testimony and should include details of the senior employer representative’s position in the company (Note: full contact details, e.g. telephone number, email etc should be included on the testimony and be signed and dated by the senior employer’s representative).

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Target group for Stage 3 is personnel that wish to become OPITO certified competent Banksmen & Slingers – having previously completed Banksman & Slinger training, and/or possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible for the OPITO Stage 3 assessment.

 

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 3 certificate of competence will be issued to Candidates who successfully meet the OPITO-approved Stage 3 Assessment Standard.

VALIDITY

2yrs

OVERVIEW

The aim and objective of the OPITO Stage 4 competence assessment is to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Banksman & Slinger safely and effectively.

 

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

 

CONTENT

The Stage 4 assessment comprises of two parts

  1. Knowledge assessment
  2. Practical assessment

 

DURATION

1 Day

 

PREREQUISITES for Stage 4 Re-assessment

Candidates for Stage 4 Reassessment require a valid OPITO Approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Banksman & Slinger Certificate.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target group for Stage 4 is personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Stage 3 or Stage 4 competent Banksmen & Slinger certificate.

 

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 4 certificate of competence will be issued to Candidates who successfully meet the OPITO-approved Stage 4 Re-assessment Standard.

VALIDITY

2yrs

This course is designed at personnel responsible for the issuing and control of lifting equipment from a Rigging Loft onboard an offshore installation, or a shore based workplace.

Basic Content:

  • Familiarization with the various lifting equipment usually found in a Rigging Loft, the way the equipment must be stored and issued (Tee card system)
  • Inspections that must be carried out before the equipment is used, and how the equipment must be inspected and returned to the Rigging Loft after use
  • Various examples of equipment damaged through incorrect usage are shown and discussed
  • Inspection of wire rope and webbing slings
  • Handout material covers LOLER 98 and example inspection forms and certificates for all equipment generally found in a Rigging Loft Examination Procedures:
  • Lifting equipment inspection procedures
  • In-service wear, corrosion, abrasion etc.
  • Discard criteria, quarantine areas in Rigging Loft
  • Critical areas for Inspection Legislation:
  • LOLER · Health and Safety at Work · British Standards 7121 parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Company Procedures

OVERVIEW

The Initial Training Programme allows the delegate to demonstrate basic Banksman and Slinger practical skills following instruction and demonstration by the training staff.

The Banksman role is primarily to control lifting activities and relay instructions to the crane operator during lifting operations. The Slinger role is to prepare and sling loads for lifting, and the control and release of the loads at their destination.

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical training and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical

TARGET AUDIENCE

The OPITO approved Banksman and Slinger Stage 1 Initial Training Standard specifies the initial training programme for personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman and slinger role in the oil and gas industry.

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.

 

VALIDITY

2 Years

This course is for anyone who may be required to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

This course will train you to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs.

  • Understand the relevant health and safety regulations
  • Identify accident prevention and control
  • Identify the needs regarding personnel protection
  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre it in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside of a building
  • Carry out pre-use checks and daily maintenance before starting work
  • Carry out the correct emergency procedures and understand the capacities and limitations to enable safe operation
  • Understand the selection and use of fall protection equipment
  • Understand and correctly select different types of MEWP
  • Inspection of the MEWP
  • Route plan and manoeuvre with consideration of hazards
  • Set up and safely use MEWPs in accordance with the manufactures guidelines and Working at Height act
  • Pass the theory and practical tests

 

Combined Rigging and Banksman Slinger

This course combines initial training for Banksman, slinger and Rigger roles in the oil and gas industry.

The Banksman Slinger Stage 1 course provides personnel, who have little are no experience of the Banksman and slinger role, with the basic knowledge of activities associated with the combined roles, and the safety and regulatory requirements of those activities. The aim and objectives of the Rigger Stage 1 initial training is to provide personnel with knowledge of the rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and regulation, and an opportunity to practice basic rigging operations following a lifting plan.

The training programme consists of the following modules and elements:

Module 1 – Introduction to Lifting Operations

Module 2 – The Banksman’s Role

Module 3 – Slinging Operations

Module 4 – Practical Exercises Module 1 –

The Role of the Rigger and an Introduction to Lifting

Module 1 – Rigging and Lifting Operations

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