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.
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
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
PRE-REQUISITIES There are no pre-requisites for this course
We provide Nationally Recognised Training under a Third-Party Arrangement with Site Skills Training (RTO Provider No. 32531). Site Skills Training will be the issuing RTO for all Statements of Attainment associated with the nationally recognised VET courses listed in the agreement, and concurrently displayed on the ATC Offshore website.