AIMS AND OUTCOMES
This course is designed to give participants with little or no crane experience the fundamentals in accordance with British Standards BS7171 Part 11 Offshore cranes. Delegates who work with and or around offshore cranes are required to complete this introduction into load slinging, rigging and crane operations in preparation for advancement to Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 training.
The course includes both theory and practical components, with participants undertaking practical exercises including operation of offshore crane simulations and inspection of lifting gear to ensure familiarity with procedures, equipment and crane safety systems.
- Plan work
- Interpretation of crane capacity charts and manuals
- Use of an offshore crane simulator
- Perform pre-operational and shutdown procedures
- Provide comprehensive understanding of a crane operator’s responsibilities under prevailing legislation
- Introduction to Prevailing Health & Safety Legislation and Standards including UK Health and safety at work etc. Act, LOLER Regulations 1998, PUWER Regulations 1998 and BS7121 Part 11
- Crane and Rigging Terminology
- Principles of crane operations and stability
- Safety Devices and Safe Working Loads
- Rigging and Load weight calculations
- Introduction to Wire Rope inspection and construction
- Inspection and safe use of slings and rigging equipment
- Pre-operational checks and shutdown procedures
- Safe load transfer/movement principles
- Understanding Crane Capacity Charts and Manuals
- Dynamic and wind loading factors
- Communication associated with lifting operations
- Use communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other offshore vessels
- Theoretical examination
Participants may be awarded an Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 certificate of completion allowing them to progress to the Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 training level.
Certification is issued in accordance with BS 7121 Part 11 upon successful completion