OPITO Approved - Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Competence Assessment [Fixed Structures]

Course Description

The OPITO-approved Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Competence Assessment is a 1-day workplace assessment conducted at the client site. The assessment is intended for crane operators that wish to become OPITO-approved Stage 3 offshore crane operators, and hold no previous Stage 3 assessment certification.

For individuals holding existing OPITO or industry-recognized non-OPITO Stage 3 certification, such as Sparrows, Enermech, ABS, BV etc. you may be eligible for reassessment. Speak with one of our learning advisors before booking.

Why choose this course?

Internationally recognized certification: The Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Competence Aeassessment is internationally recognized and accepted, providing offshore crane operators the necessary skills and knowledge to operate cranes safely and effectively without supervision. The certification is in accordance with BS 7121 Part 11 and is issued upon successful completion of the assessment. It is valid for two years from the date of issue.

Opportunities to work abroad: The Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 certification, being internationally recognized, provides a wide range of opportunities for employment in locations such as United Kingdom, Luanda, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Qatar

Job prospects from this training: The Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 training could be particularly relevant for positions that involve the operation of offshore cranes, including, but not limited to, roles such as:

  • Offshore Crane Operators
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Offshore Maintenance Personnel
  • Offshore Vessel Crew

Who is the course for?

The OPITO OCO Stage 3 Competence Assessment is intended for crane operators that wish to become OPITO-certified Stage 3 offshore crane operators.

N.B. Initial competence assessment for an OCO Stage 3 must be conducted in the workplace.

What certificate will i receive?

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded with an OPITO Approved Certificate, valid for 2 years.

Certificates can be verified through our website or through the OPITO Vantage System and TRAIN-R App.

What can the course lead to?

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 8 hours over 1 days.

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

In the event that the assessment is disrupted, delayed due to weather and operational issues offshore, the OCO Stage 3 Assessment must be completed within one trip or hitch; the length of the trip/hitch would depend on individual company work cycles.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates for Stage 3 OCO assessment require [ A and C] or [ B and C ] – see details below:

(a) A valid OPITO-approved OCO Stage 2 Competence Assessment certificate; or

(b) valid OCO Stage 2 or a Stage 3 industry-recognised Offshore Crane Operator competence certificate; and

(c) A fully completed and valid logbook. Download a copy of the logbook at www.gss-training.com

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 the OPITO Stage 3 OCO Competence Assessment are to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator safely and effectively.

Assessment of candidates can be conducted on a number of cranes, and structures.

Structure Types include:

1. Fixed structures e.g. offshore platforms, jack-up rigs etc - see OPITO Product Specification 9038

2. Floating structures e.g. FPSOs and semi-submersibles. - see OPITO Product Specification 9040

3. Vessels: deployment and recovery of loads from vessels e.g. well intervention vessels and diving support vessels. - see OPITO Product Specification 9042

Course Summary

Unit OIS 215: Planning the Lifting Operation

1. How to safely and effectively plan the lifting operation

2. Preparing a lift plan and risk assessment and contributing to a toolbox talk

Unit OIS 216: Checks to be Undertaken on the Crane

1. How to conduct pre-start, pre-operational and operational checks on the crane

2. Pre-start, pre-operational and operational checks on the crane

Unit OIS 217: Undertaking Crane Lifting Operations

1. How to undertake crane lifting operations

2. Crane Lifting Operations

Unit OIS 218: Response to Crane Malfunctions and Alarms

1. The correct response to a range of crane malfunctions and alarms

How is the course assessed?

Candidates will be required to undertake a 60-minute Professional Discussion, where they will discuss and demonstrate their knowledge.

Candidates will be assessed through observation of the candidate conducting a number of deck, overside, and subsea lifts.