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Offshore Crane Operator with Assessment


This program is designed for OCO personnel to meet API RP 2D standard requirements. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in Offshore Pedestal Crane principles, terminology, operational safety, and basic maintenance and inspection. After passing the course assessment, participants will be qualified to work safely within the OCO scope of work.


3 Days


  • Identify and explain key elements of relevant legislation.

  • Understand the responsibilities and safety implications of the crane operator role.

  • Proficiently use the main crane control and safety devices.

  • Understand the working limitations of the crane, including the Crane Load Chart.

  • Know how to control hazards during crane operations.

  • Understand the crane maintenance and inspection requirements.

  • Familiarize with operational lifting plans for safe and effective crane use.

Intended Participants

Crane Operator

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Offshore Cranes:
   - Basics of offshore cranes
   - Types of offshore cranes (e.g., pedestal cranes, knuckle boom cranes)
   - Importance of offshore crane operations in various industries


2. Safety Procedures and Regulations:
   - Understanding safety protocols specific to offshore environments
   - Compliance with international safety standards (e.g., API RP 2D, BS EN 13852)
   - Emergency procedures and evacuation protocols


3. Crane Components and Controls:
   - Identification and functions of key crane components
   - Hands-on training on crane controls (joysticks, buttons, levers)
   - Understanding load indicators and safety devices


4. Lifting Equipment and Rigging Techniques:
   - Types of lifting equipment (slings, shackles, hooks)
   - Proper selection and inspection of rigging equipment
   - Techniques for safe lifting and load handling


5. Operational Techniques:
   - Pre-operational checks and maintenance procedures
   - Crane setup and leveling on offshore platforms
   - Load chart interpretation and capacity calculations


6. Communication and Coordination:
   - Effective communication with the team, signalpersons, and banksman
   - Coordination with other personnel on the offshore site
   - Radio communication protocols


7. Practical Training and Simulations:
   - Hands-on training with simulated crane operations
   - Real-life scenarios and case studies
   - Practice sessions for mastering different crane maneuvers


8. Assessment and Certification:
   - Written assessments on theoretical knowledge
   - Practical assessments evaluating crane operation skills
   - Certification upon successful completion of the course


9. Maintenance and Troubleshooting:
   - Routine maintenance tasks to ensure crane functionality
   - Identifying common issues and troubleshooting techniques
   - Importance of regular inspections and documentation


10. Continuous Improvement and Updates:
    - Staying updated with the latest industry standards and technologies
    - Continuous learning opportunities for crane operators
    - Feedback mechanisms for course improvement

Our Trainer

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