Offshore Crane Operator Re-Assessment - Stage 3

Offshore Crane Operator Re-Assessment - Stage 3 - 248 KB


The Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Re-Assessment is used to assess the continued competence of offshore crane operators. BS 7121 Part 11: Offshore Cranes states that an operators competence should be re-assessed every 2 years and the Health and Safety Executive has acknowledged that practical simulation exercises play a part in complying with this standard.


Participants shall hold a current Stage 3 Certificate of Competency and be experienced in all facets of offshore crane operations.

Course Pre-requisites

  • The participant has been previously assessed in the workplace and holds a Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Certificate of Competency.
  • The participant is able to produce an up to date and current log book that has the records of all supply vessel cargo operations performed in the period since last assessment.
  • The participant is able to supply to the assessor a detailed CV (resume) and contactable references to verify experience.

Assessment Content

Assessor will accompany the crane operator to the crane cab and expect the operator to give a detailed and thorough description of an offshore crane and its workings including but not limited to the following:

  • Describe the responsibilities of a crane operator referring to governing legislation requirements.
  • Describe and function all limits associated with the crane.
  • Ability to competently read a variety of load charts.
  • Understanding of load indicator functions. This is to include both static and dynamic modes.
  • Crane controls.
  • Maintenance requirements for offshore cranes and wire ropes.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This assessment requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate loads and estimate balance points for slinging. All assessment activities will be conducted in English.

Practical Assessment

The participant will be required to perform a range of exercises in varying weather conditions in the offshore crane simulator.

Theory Assessment

Crane operators will be required to successfully complete a theory assessment before being deemed competent to operate an offshore crane unsupervised.

Course Duration

1 day

  • Day 1 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 6 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.