Sparrows Offshore Crane Operator Standard training

Recognised as industry best practice worldwide

Sparrows Group has unrivalled experience providing offshore crane operator standard training, coaching and competence assessment to the energy industry. All our trainers are staff members who have been selected for their technical expertise and industry experience.

When we develop your people, you can be assured of their competence to carry out safety-critical roles to Sparrows exacting and industry-leading crane operator standard.

We define competency as an individual having the ability to consistently, independently and safely perform a task that can be measured against a standard. Our goal is to help build a strong safety culture in your workforce that will lead to a reduction in the frequency and severity of incidents and deliver tangible benefits to your organisation.

Sparrows offshore crane operator standard stage 1 training

Location – Aberdeen, Houma, Luanda & Qatar

Duration – 3 days

The course is suitable for novice operators who have no previous experience. It delivers basic knowledge and control skills, providing a foundation for safe crane operations and advancing the candidate to stage 2, combining both theoretical and practical learning.

Candidates who complete the course will receive their Sparrows offshore crane operator standard stage 1 certificate, which is valid for two years.

Sparrows offshore crane operator standard stage 3 assessment

Location – Aberdeen, Luanda, Abu Dhabi, Singapore & Qatar

Duration – 6 hours

The assessment is for experienced operators who hold stage 2 certification. Delegates are required to hold the stage 2 certificate and have been coached and mentored through supply vessel operations with around 90 hours of static and dynamic lifting operations logged. Initial stage 3 assessment must be completed offshore in the live-work environment on open water.

Sparrows offshore crane operator standard stage 3 certification is awarded to delegates on successful completion of the assessment and is valid for two years.

Crane inspector training

Location – Houma & Abu Dhabi

Duration – 5 days

The Sparrows crane inspector training programme is developed in accordance with API RP2D-2 standards and intended to provide the delegate with proper inspection and maintenance criteria and techniques.

At the end of the course, the delegate should have the knowledge and skills required to identify major inspection areas in order to competently act as a qualified inspector.

A Sparrows certificate will be awarded, which is valid for four years.

Offshore crane appreciation

Location: Aberdeen, Luanda, Abu Dhabi & Qatar

Duration: 1 day

This course is perfect for personnel who are not directly involved with hands-on crane and lifting operations. It provides delegates with better knowledge and understanding of the legal responsibilities and practicalities of offshore cranes and lifting operations. It covers key areas including relevant legislation, fundamental crane terminology, identification of components, safe load indication and crane inspection, maintenance, and thorough examination.

On completion of the course, delegates will receive a Sparrows offshore crane appreciation certificate.