TRAINING OVERVIEW

We have developed a Three Stage process to fully qualify Offshore Crane Operators.

promo1Stage 1   –  This program has three interrelated purposes.  Firstly; introduce students to the safe operating and inspection procedures of Offshore Class Cranes, and secondly, to develop practical crane operating skills using an actual crane, or the offshore crane simulator and finally, to assess each student’s abilities through an evaluation process. 

Certification at a Stage 1 level provides students the ability to operate an offshore crane with inboard lifts only and they must be supervised at all times by a certified Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator.

Stage 2   –  This program is designed to introduce participants to advanced crane and rigging theory, as well as advanced theory and practical instruction regarding offshore cargo units and various offshore related lifts i.e. drill pipe, personnel transfers, etc.

Certification at a Stage 2 level provides students the ability to operate an offshore crane with unsupervised inboard lifts, and supervised outboard(vessel to vessel) lifts by a certified Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator.

 Stage 3   –  This program is designed to complete and evaluate each participant’s knowledge of advanced crane and rigging theory, as well as advanced theory and practical instruction regarding offshore cargo units and various offshore related lifts during offloading and back-loading of supply vessels.  The final and most important component of this session will be the evaluation of safe personnel transfer procedures.

Certification at a Stage 3 level provides students the ability to operate an offshore crane unsupervised for all inboard and outboard lifts including personnel transfers.

TRAINING DURATION AND LOCATION

Stage 1   – 40 hours of training over 5 days.  Training can be provided either onshore at our Simulation Centre and Training Facility using our full-motion based offshore crane simulator, or offshore using the client’s crane.

Stage 2   –  40 hours of training over 5 days – 3 days of theoretical training and 2 days of practical assessment using the client’s crane.  Theory Training can be provided either onshore at our Simulation Centre and Training Facility, or offshore.  Practical training and assessment must be conducted offshore using the client’s crane or onshore using our full-motion based offshore crane simulator.

Stage 3   –  40 hours of training over 5 days.  3 days of theoretical training and 2 days of offshore practical assessment using the client’s crane.  Theory Training can be provided either onshore at our Simulation Centre and Training Facility, or offshore.  Practical training and assessment must be conducted offshore using the client’s crane.

PREREQUISITES

Stage 1   – A valid BST/BSTr, BOSIET/FOET or OLF BST certificate is required as well as a valid Offshore Medical Certificate. Where there is no expiration date stated on the medical, then the medical examination must have been completed within one year of the scheduled training date. Medicals older than one (1) year will not be accepted.

Stage 2   –  A valid Stage 1 Offshore Crane Operator Certificate plus approximately 200 hours of built seat time in the crane offshore or a combination of time offshore and time built on our offshore crane simulator.  BST/BSTr, BOSIET/FOET or OLF BST certificate is required as well as a valid Offshore Medical Certificate. Where there is no expiration date stated on the medical, then the medical examination must have been completed within one year of the scheduled training date. Medicals older than one (1) year will not be accepted.

Stage 3   –  A valid Stage 2 Offshore Crane Operator Certificate plus approximately 200 hours of built seat time in the crane offshore or a combination of time offshore and time built on our offshore crane simulator.  BST/BSTr, BOSIET/FOET or OLF BST certificate is required as well as a valid Offshore Medical Certificate. Where there is no expiration date stated on the medical, then the medical examination must have been completed within one year of the scheduled training date. Medicals older than one (1) year will not be accepted.