OPITO Approved - Banksman and Slinger Initial Training

Course Description

The target group for Banksman and Slinger Initial Training Standard is personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman & Slinger role in the energy industry.

Why choose this course?

Choosing our OPITO Approved Banksman and Slinger Initial Training course opens the door to a wealth of benefits. Here's why you should consider this training program:

Industry Recognized Certification: This course provides an OPITO Banksman & Slinger certificate, which is internationally recognized. This gives you the credibility to demonstrate your competence to employers worldwide, especially within the energy industry. Over 350,000 people train to OPITO Standards annually, and these standards are recognized and used globally.

In-depth and Practical Training: Our Banksman and Slinger course is carefully designed to balance theory and hands-on practice, preparing participants for real-world scenarios. The program aims to provide those with little or no experience in the Banksman & Slinger role with the basic knowledge of activities associated with the combined roles, and the safety and regulatory requirements of those activities.

Expert Trainers: Our trainers are industry professionals with years of experience. They're not just teaching the course – they've lived it, ensuring you're learning from those deeply familiar with the intricacies of the field.

Safety-Focused: Safety is paramount in the industry, and our course prioritizes safe working practices. We'll equip you with the necessary knowledge to reduce the risk of accidents and make your workplace safer.

OPITO Standards: As an OPITO-approved course, the training aligns with the highest industry standards. This means you're learning up-to-date practices that are relevant, valued, and demanded by employers in the industry. OPITO standards are developed by Industry Work Groups, comprising industry employers, subject matter experts, regulators, trade associations, OPITO approved Centres and workforce representatives.

Career Advancement: This accreditation can boost your career prospects, opening up opportunities for roles that require this specialized skill set. Stand out in the job market with an OPITO Banksman & Slinger certificate.

Enroll today, and set yourself apart in the industry with the advanced knowledge and skills acquired from our course.

Who is the course for?

The target group for Banksman and Slinger Initial Training Standard is personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman & Slinger role in the energy industry.

What certificate will i receive?

Upon successful completion of the course learners will be awarded with a OPITO Approved Certificate, valid for 2 years and 8 months.

Certificates can be verified through our website or the OPITO Vantage System and TRAIN-R App by scanning the QR code on the certificate.

What can the course lead to?

Following the Banksman & Slinger Initial Training course, learners will return to the workplace and complete their Banksman & Slinger Workplace Experience Logbook, before returning to complete their Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment (Formerly Stage 3), to confirm them as competent banksman & slingers.

OPITO approved training is the global standard for the energy sector. Certification is valid globally, in industries such as oil and gas and renewables and, in combination with other certificated training, can lead to a number of roles.

Visit www.opito.com for more information.



What is the duration of the course?

The optimum ‘contact time’ for this training programme is seen as 24 hours over 3 days.

Optimum contact time is based on the maximum number of learners attending.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no prerequisites for Banksman and Slinger Initial Training.

Medical Requirements:

Training activities contained within this product may include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such activities must be capable of participating fully.

As a minimum, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the learner is declared fit, in that they:

1.Possess an employing company approved medical certificate equivalent to an offshore medical certificate; or

2.Undergo medical screening by completing an appropriate medical screening form provided by GSS.

What does the course cover?

The aim and objectives of Banksman and Slinger Initial Training Programme are to provide the learner with the basic knowledge of activities associated with the combined Banksman and Slinger roles, and the safety and regulatory requirements of those activities.

The Initial Training Programme allows the learner to demonstrate basic Banksman and Slinger practical skills, following instruction and demonstration by the training staff. This Training Programme aims to prepare the learners for the next stage of the progression path to becoming a competent banksman & slinger i.e. Banksman and Slinger Workplace Experience Logbook.

Course Summary

Unit OIS 350: Hazards and the Lifting Operations Risk Assessment for Lifting Operations -Theory

Outcome 1: Relevant Legislation and Regulations

Outcome 2: Hazard Identification and Controls

Outcome 3: The Role of Banksman and Slinger

Outcome 4: Communications and Visibility

Unit OIS 240: Lifting Operations by Crane - Theory

Outcome 1: The Principles of Lifting Operations by Crane

Outcome 2: Introduction to Lifting Equipment and Accessories

Outcome 3: Planning for Lifting Operations by Crane

Unit OIS 241: Lifting Operations by Crane - Practical

1.The Principles of Lifting Operations by Crane

2.Carrying out the Lifting Operations

3.Restoring the Work Area and Post Operation Responsibilities

4.Practical Exercises - Free Access Lift, Restricted Access Lift, Blind Lift, Lift with a Load with an Offset CoG, Securing Cargo for Transportation



How is the course assessed?

Learners will be assessed against the theory outcomes through a written test.

Learners will be assessed against the practical criteria, through observation of them completing a series practical lifts.

Course info

  • Certificate
  • OPITO Certificate - Valid for 2 years and 8 months.

  • Duration
  • 3.0 days

  • Who is it for
  • For personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman & Slinger role in the energy industry.

  • Fitness
  • A general standard of fitness

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14 Dec

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