crane training

Denmark-based Maersk Training has launched a new offshore crane operator programme, which targets operators at all levels.

The programme will provide crane operators and their companies’ access to offshore lifting operations worldwide and comprises three stages.

Maersk Training chief commercial officer Frank Holst Christoffersen said: "In a market squeezed by declining margins, mobility of resources becomes more and more important.

"We have developed this offshore crane programme exactly to meet this demand, giving our clients the possibility of quickly relocating their most skilled crane operators and hereby cut costs."

Maersk said that the new programme is DNV approved and complies with LOLER, API, BS7121-1 and BS7121-11 standards.

"Candidates with little experience will greatly improve their knowledge and ability to operate an offshore crane."

The programme uses advanced immersive offshore crane simulators and real-life onsite training in order to connect theory with practice.

This helps to increase safety and operational performance of the crane operators.

Maersk Training senior crane instructor Andrew Monie said: "Candidates with little experience as well as more seasoned crane operators will greatly improve their knowledge and ability to operate an offshore crane both safely and efficiently."

In November 2015, the company opened its new offshore simulation complex in Houston, US, to provide training for oil and gas industry personnel.

Training would be provided for offshore rig crews to be prepared before engaging in the actual operation to increase safety and save time.


Image: Maersk’s programme will provide crane operators and their companies’ access to offshore lifting operations worldwide. Photo: courtesy of © Maersk Training.