Aims and outcomes
This course is designed to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to operate a crane safely and efficiently on an offshore facility or vessel. Crane operators may undertake transfer of equipment to and from support vessels; transfer of personnel using appropriate approved equipment; safe management of loads during diving operations and other complex lifts at sea.
Candidates will be able to:
- Follow workplace lifting and risk management procedures
- ensure lifts are conducted within operational/environmental limits
- verify the integrity of the crane prior to use
- check communications
- verify that cargo meets company lifting standards
- establish lifting/discharge sequence
- conduct the lift safely.
Candidates must hold qualifications in Rigger/Banksman/Crane Chaser or land based cranes (eg. Tower Crane).
The Offshore Crane course is mapped to the nationally recognised unit of competency:
PMASUP305A Operate Offshore Cranes, including:
- Local lifting legislation, British Standards and/or Australian Standards, Norsok Standard R-003 and company procedures
- Company risk management procedures and lifting risk control
- Plan and prepare for lifting – Determine job requirements; hazards, environmental requirements for the lift; suitability of load; correct selection and inspection of equipment and resources; safety and environmental requirements; contingency plans; safe working area requirements.
- Conduct routine checks of the crane - pre-operational equipment checks; start up procedures and check crane controls; communication systems; emergency safety devices.
- Communicate with work group - Communicate job sequencing; advising team members; identify and use various communication methods.
- Operate crane offshore – determine load destination and check landing area; conduct trial lifts; lift, move and place loads; response to changes; communicate to coordinate safe movement.
- Shutdown crane and review operations – clear and dispose of materials; shut down crane; complete work completion procedures; Review operations, report and record findings.
Successful candidates will be awarded the Nationally Recognised unit of competency, PMASUP305A Operate Offshore Cranes recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
5 days – for Inexperienced Operators
3 days (Offshore Endorsement) – for Experienced Operators
Please contact the Site Skills Training on 08 6500 0114 regarding other cranes and crane licences, including:
- Vehicle Loading Cranes (eg. Hiab)
- Non-Slewing Cranes (eg. Franna)
- Bridge and Gantry Cranes
- Electric Overhead Travelling Crane
- Personnel and Materials Hoist
- Tower Crane