Offshore Crane Operator - Stage 3
The course will: train and assess delegates on their knowledge and ability to perform the duties of an offshore crane operator and conduct lifting operations using various loads in different working conditions that they may encounter. The training consists of theoretical and practical sessions during which candidates will be required to demonstrate their competence in the operation and inspection of an offshore crane and also the planning of lifting operations and communications.
By the end of this training and assessment programme delegates will be:
- Able to demonstrate the best practices to be employed when operating offshore cranes.
- Capable of carrying out pre-operational checks and shutdown procedures.
- Knowledgeable of rated capacity indicators and other safety/emergency systems.
- Capable of demonstrating the ability to plan lifting operations effectively.
- Able to assess various loads and weather conditions and the impact they may have on the lifting operation.
- Capable of demonstrating their ability to operate an offshore crane in a safe and controlled manner with regards to safety of personnel and assets.
- Capable of lifting various types of loads, to move and deposit them as required, and to demonstrate full control throughout.
- Able to demonstrate their ability to load/offload supply vessels, safely use transfer baskets and conduct non-routine lifts.
Personnel who already possess an Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 certificate and who are to be involved in the operation of offshore cranes including personnel transfers, vessel loading/unloading operations and non-routine lifts.
The duration of this training will be dependent on delegate’s previous experience and ongoing operations at the time of the instructor/assessors visit.
An In-house training provider certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.
This course must be refreshed or assessed every 2 years.