Standards for Technical Roles

Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Training

Standard Code: 9035

Amendment: October 2012

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Training Programme is to provide the delegate with more advanced training which then allows the successful delegate to progress to OPITO’s OCO Stage 2 supervised workplace experience offshore.

It will also prepare experienced onshore crane operators for undertaking crane operations in an offshore environment.

On successful completion of this training programme, the delegate:

  • Will be able to identify and explain key elements of relevant legislation.
  • Will be aware of the different types of offshore cranes.
  • Will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the offshore crane operator and safety implications attached to that role.
  • Will gain an understanding of the main crane controls, operational safety systems, emergency safety systems, working limitations
  • Will gain an understanding of hazards associated with offshore crane operations and safe working practices of an offshore crane operator.
  • Will gain an understanding of typical first-line maintenance and inspection requirements for an offshore crane.
  • Will have practiced and demonstrated operating a crane following a lifting plan for a range of lifts with a variety of loads.
  • Will be able to respond appropriately to typical offshore crane malfunctions.

Target audience:

This training programme has been designed for personnel who have successfully completed the OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 Introductory Training and wish to progress to the next stage.

Delegate pre-requisites:

Delegates must hold an OPITO approved Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 Introductory Training certificate or an industry recognised onshore crane operator certificate or a company certificate and relevant evidence which states they have completed the above training within the last 12 months.

Validity:

2 years

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