Offshore Crane Operator Familiarization (Stage 1)

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Course Name:
Offshore Crane Operator Familiarization (Stage 1)

KMSTC offers to pass professional maritime crane course from certified specialists to get Crane Operator Certification. This program was developed and approved by responsible institutions. The main goal of the Offshore Crane Operator course is to give theory and its practical application.


This course contains practical and theory sections including:

The principles of offshore crane operations:

  • Basic crane operations terminology
  • Main crane components
  • Typical inspection criteria, pre-start checks, operational checks, shutdown procedure
  • Principles of stability
  • Crane safety devices, including load indicators
  • Crane safe working loads (SWL)
  • Operating principles
  • Banksman hand signals
  • Radio-communication
  • Visual inspection of a crane wire rope
  • Influence of external factors on a lifting operations

Legislation, regulation and safe systems of work:

  • Legislative requirements and documentation
  • Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)
  • Typical hazards associated with offshore crane operations
  • The methods of communications

Preparation for a crane lifting operation:

  • Planning the lifting operation
  • Risk assessing
  • Toolbox talk (TBT)
  • Typical dangerous areas and positions of personnel involved in crane operations
  • Suitability checks of a load laydown area
  • Normal and emergency crane access and egress

Operating the offshore crane effectively

Loading and discharging of basic offshore cargoes

Course overview:

The main goal of the Offshore Crane Operator training is to provide basic knowledge who has little or no previous experience in crane operations.KMSTC defines the final goal of the crane training courses (stage 1) as giving fundamental knowledge and key skills to operate  the process and keep safety.

4 Days. The full length of the course is 4 days. In order to pass the Crane Operator Course and get certification, it’s required to attend the whole program.

Course will start at 0900 every day. To have time for preparation and not to create inconvenience situations for others, we advise arriving 15 minutes before the beginning. Two coffee breaks are included.

KMSTC, (Kherson State Maritime Academy – 20, Ushakova av. Kherson, Ukraine) Delegates will be escorted into the class room.

Drug and alcohol policy:
The policy is quite strict to the alcohol consuming on KMSTC premises. The participant will be deleted from the KMSTC premises in case of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Notification to the person’s employer may be made if the employer paid for the course.

Optional. KMSTC management may assist you in booking a hotel. (Hotel fees will be covered by participants)

Items to Bring:
Form of Valid Government Issued identification, with photograph (passport / driving License / Government Card etc).

Special Requirements:
To avoid inconveniences please inform us if special requirements if you have any. In case you have some necessities for your Crane Operator training with us here at KMSTC, for example (physical, religious) we will assist where necessary. Contact us using email or phone. We’ll glad to help. All the requests are treated in confidence.

Participants will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities by our qualified facilitators.

Complaints and Appeals:
All trainees who find themselves deemed ”Not Yet Competent” have the right to appeal that decision. All appeals shall be directed, in writing, to the Administrator who will support your appeal process. Where participants believe that they have been treated unfairly, unruly or unjust by any member of staff whilst attending a KMSTC course, or whilst having contact with KMSTC, they should express their concerns in writing with assistance from the administrator.

Price of Offshore Crane Operator Course:
The cost is 11900 UAH. Accommodation, food and drinks are not included. The Centre could assist in these questions.

Cancellations and refunds:
KMSTC will safeguard fees paid by customers in advance. Customers who have paid in advance for training will be entitled to a full refund in the event of withdrawing five working days prior to training. 

Internal Сertificate. Simulator DNV approved.