Training

UK Crane Operator, Rigging & Lifting Training

A Truly Unique Training Opportunity We know there is no substitute for real equipment when it comes to training for a safety critical role. That’s why you’ll benefit from the training and experience gained using an offshore pedestal crane that is uniquely representative of the offshore lifting environment being situated high above a dissused flooded quarry, located at Tyrebagger Quarry on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Experience gained from using the pedestal crane is not restricted to crane operators as the other essential members of a lifting team, the banksman/slingers, are able to benefit from exercises in moving and handling loads at the hook end that replicate actual working conditions and controls offshore.

The crane simulator, also located at Tyrebagger, complements live crane operator training with simulated lifting scenarios designed to also include planned malfunctions, allowing assessment of the crane operator’s reaction to emergency situations. For lifting operations conducted without the use of a crane, delegates have access to our two purpose built rigging frames, winch and portable lifting equipment drawn from the fully equipped rigging loft. The centre's facilities include:

  • Liebherr BOS 2600 pedestal crane
  • Liebherr LTM 1030/1 telescopic boom mobile crane
  • Priestman L 51crawler crane
  • Floating 'vessel deck' in flooded quarry
  • Blind-lift zone
  • Wide range of sample loads: containers, baskets, bulk hoses, drill pipes, scaffold boards, personnel carriers etc
  • Five fully equipped classrooms
  • Fully equipped rigging loft
  • Two purpose-built rigging frames

Courses available at Aberdeen (Tyrebagger) Training Centre:

  • Summary of Offshore Crane Operator Competence
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Assessment
  • Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Assessment for DSV
  • Crane Simulator Training & Assessment
  • Offshore Crane Appreciation
  • Knuckleboom Crane Training
  • Gantry Crane Training
  • OPITO Approved Banksman & Slinging Operations - Stages 1 to 4
  • OPITO Approved Introduction to Rigging & Lifting Operations - Stages 1 & 2
  • OPITO Approved Rigger Assessment - Stages 3 to 4
  • Advanced Rigger Training
  • Lifting Operations Training
  • Lift Planning & Risk Assessment
  • Lifting Gear Inspection
  • Rigging Loft Management
  • Wire Rope Inspection
  • FROG Personnel Carrier Appreciation
  • FROG Personnel Carrier Inspection
  • Bespoke Training Services
  • Lifting Operations Consultancy Services

All training and assessment processes are in compliance with legislative requirements and industry best practice, with equal emphasis on the development of practical skills and understanding of safe lifting principles.

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