Banksman and Slinger Training

OVERVIEW

The Initial Training Programme allows the delegate to demonstrate basic Banksman and Slinger practical skills following instruction and demonstration by the training staff.

The Banksman role is primarily to control lifting activities and relay instructions to the crane operator during lifting operations. The Slinger role is to prepare and sling loads for lifting, and the control and release of the loads at their destination.

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical training and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria (45 Learning Outcomes) is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

CONTENT

The training programme consists of the following modules and elements:

Module 1 – Introduction to Lifting Operations Element

Element 1.1 – Regulations and safety issues Element

Element 1.2 – Introduction to lifting roles and equipment .

Element 1.3 – Preparing for the lift Element

Element 1.4 – Carrying out the lift Element

Element 1.5 – Restoring the work area

Module 2 – The Banksman’s Role Element

Element 2.1 – The Banksman’s duties Element

Element 2.2 – Communications and visibility

Module 3 – Slinging Operations Element

Element 3.1 – Principles of slinging Module

Module 4 – Practical Exercises Element

Element 4.1 – The role of a Banksman and slinger in a planned lift

DURATION

3 Day(s)

PREREQUISITES

There are no Prerequisites for this course.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The OPITO approved Banksman and Slinger Stage 1 Initial Training Standard specifies the initial training programme for personnel wishing to become competent in the Banksman and slinger role in the oil and gas industry.

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.

VALIDITY

2 Years

OVERVIEW

The aim and objective of the OPITO Stage 3 competence assessment is to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Banksman & Slinger safely and effectively.

 

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

 

CONTENT

The Stage 3 assessment comprises of two parts

  1. Knowledge assessment
  2. Practical assessment

 

DURATION

1 Day

PREREQUISITES for Stage 3 Assessment

 

A valid Stage 1 OPITO Banksman & Slinging Operations certificate and a fully completed logbook based on the Banksman and Slinger Training Stage 2 requirements .

Or a formal letter from the employer on company letterhead stating that the candidate has met the equivalent of the OPITO Stage 2 lifting experience logbook criteria as stated in Appendix 1 of the standard.  This should be in the form of written testimony and should include details of the senior employer representative’s position in the company (Note: full contact details, e.g. telephone number, email etc should be included on the testimony and be signed and dated by the senior employer’s representative).

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Target group for Stage 3 is personnel that wish to become OPITO certified competent Banksmen & Slingers – having previously completed Banksman & Slinger training, and/or possess sufficient and relevant work experience to be eligible for the OPITO Stage 3 assessment.

 

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 3 certificate of competence will be issued to Candidates who successfully meet the OPITO-approved Stage 3 Assessment Standard.

VALIDITY

2yrs

OVERVIEW

The aim and objective of the OPITO Stage 4 competence assessment is to establish that the candidate has the required underpinning knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of Banksman & Slinger safely and effectively.

 

STRUCTURE

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and delegates are evaluated by means of an examination and practical assessment.

The Knowledge assessment comprises a written test of which the pass mark is 80%

The practical assessment criteria is laid out in the approved standard and will be carried out in a realistic working environment.

 

CONTENT

The Stage 4 assessment comprises of two parts

  1. Knowledge assessment
  2. Practical assessment

 

DURATION

1 Day

 

PREREQUISITES for Stage 4 Re-assessment

Candidates for Stage 4 Reassessment require a valid OPITO Approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Banksman & Slinger Certificate.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target group for Stage 4 is personnel that wish to renew their OPITO Stage 3 or Stage 4 competent Banksmen & Slinger certificate.

 

CERTIFICATION

An OPITO approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 4 certificate of competence will be issued to Candidates who successfully meet the OPITO-approved Stage 4 Re-assessment Standard.

VALIDITY

2yrs

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