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eLearning is an extremely efficient way to train and learn. NSL eLearning allows individuals to learn at their own pace, to pause at any point to take notes from the on-screen course notes or stop at a convenient part in the course, then return to it at a later date.

Our Learning Management System (LMS) gives you full control of your learners’ training. The Administration area lets you fully manage your learners’ online training requirements from any computer with internet access.

Courses can be custom designed for individual companies by adapting one of the existing NSL courses or by creating brand new bespoke courses.

Both administrators and learners can fully control their eLearning account via the internet. Administrators can add new learners and assign courses from any computer with internet access.

For large organisations and frequent users, we can offer a personalised training portal. This features an exclusive subdomain e.g. yourcompany.nslsafety.net, with a training interface featuring your company logo and corporate colours. The list of available courses can be tailored to suit your training needs, allowing a combination of company specific courses alongside industry standard training.

To book a course, or for further information, contact nsl@ascoworld.com

Available Courses

This online, theory based, course is in five parts and is designed to introduce delegates to essential information relating to working at height. It allows the delegate to absorb information and answer questions at their own pace whilst covering topics such as the hierarchy of risk, risk assessment, rigging equipment, fall arrest & work positioning equipment. At the end of each section there is a short series of questions that must be answered correctly, before moving to the next part of the course. Upon successful completion of all sections, the delegate can view and print their own certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course, carried out online, is designed to introduce delegates to essential information relating to the manual handling of loads. There are four sections to this course, covering topics such as definitions and avoidance of manual handling, risk assessment and mechanical aids. The information in each section has to be retained as all the questions at the end need to be answered correctly before progression is permitted. After successfully completing all the sections the user has the option of viewing and printing their certificate immediately.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

DVDs: The live action safety DVD supports your training message. One disc can be used for many individuals, either with group viewings, or watched individually.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This course has been designed for delegates to learn, online, about the safe use and dangers of hand grinders. Theory based, the user must absorb information and answer questions before progressing through the following sections. The course includes safety information, use of grinders types of discs and different uses of grinders. Users can work at their own pace and upon successful completion of all the sections there is a facility for the user to view and print their individual certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course gives the delegate an extensive knowledge on safety in the office environment. There are fourteen sections covered and they range from accidents and injuries to equipment, safety, emergencies and procedures. The user has the ability to work at their own pace whilst absorbing information and answering questions. After successfully completing the course the delegate has the option of viewing and printing their individual certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course gives the delegate an insight into the essential learning points needed before working in confined spaces. The course is divided into sections that cover safe systems of work, risks, emergencies, gases and first aid. After completing each section there is a set of questions that must be successfully completed before the user can progress onto the next part. When all the sections and answers have been completed the delegate has an option to view and print their own certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course introduces users to the risks of injuries to fingers and hands, along with information on how to protect against and avoid injury. The course is divided into short sections that end with a series of related questions. These must be answered correctly before the user is allowed to move onto the next section. Upon successful completion of all the sections, the delegate has the facility of viewing and printing their own certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

DVDs: The live action safety DVD supports your training message. One disc can be used for many individuals, either with group viewings, or watched individually.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This short eLearning course delivers essential information relating to falls and falling objects. The course has been sectioned to allow the delegate to absorb information and answer questions at their own, desired pace. The sections give important information such as the risks of falling, precautions required, safety equipment and safe operations. At the end of each section there is a short set of questions that must be completed correctly. After all sections have been completed satisfactorily the user has the option to view and print their individual certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

DVDs: The live action safety DVD supports your training message. One disc can be used for many individuals, either with group viewings, or watched individually.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course gives the delegate an in-depth, insight into cargo handling for the offshore industry. The course allows the user to absorb information and answer questions at their own pace. Divided into twenty-two sections covering topics such as legislation & regulations, types & designs of units, inspections, slinging & lifting of loads and carriage by air, sea and road. Upon successful completion of all the sections the user has the ability to view and print their individual certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This eLearning course gives the delegate an online introduction to the important information related to the transportation of dangerous goods by air, sea and road.

This course reflects the information given in the latest Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA) Guidelines for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods to and from Offshore Installations.

The course is divided into twelve parts allowing the delegate to absorb information and answer related questions before allowing progression to the next section. The course covers information such as agencies & bodies, regulations, classifications, correct handling & loading, warnings, labeling and packaging of hazardous goods. After successfully completing all the sections the user has the facility to view and print their own certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

Introduction to the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). The course is divided into eight parts covering each applicable regulation. Parts include are:

Regulations Regarding Lifting Operations

Lifting Equipment

Competence

Planning

Risk Assessment

Legislation, regulations, codes, approved codes of practice, regulator guidance, standards, etc. are the many names we have for the 'rules'. These are designed to protect us from harm by producing results, which might not usually occur, and preventing unwanted outcomes that might take place.

This course has therefore been designed to deliver an awareness of the relevant lifting operation rules used in the US, UK and Norway. The reason for only awareness is because of the large number of lifting operation rules that are currently applicable in each of these countries.

Therefore, once personnel have completed this course, they should source, read and understand their relevant lifting legislation, regulations, standards, guidance, etc.

Competent lift planning is fundamental to safe lifting operations. It has been shown that inadequate or insufficient lift planning, along with poor supervision and hazard awareness, is a major root cause of lifting related incidents.

With this in mind it is unsurprising that internationally, it is a regulatory requirement that all lifting operations "must be planned by a competent person". But perhaps more accurate, would be to state that all lifting operations "must be competently planned".

With this in mind the purpose of this awareness course is to highlight the many factors that must be considered when planning a lifting operation.

Without a system to control lifting equipment, it would be stored anywhere and everywhere, often just left where it was last used until it was needed again.

However, lifting equipment deteriorates over time in the open air, especially in a harsh environment such as offshore, for example a man-made fibre sling will degrade if left in direct sunlight, and can lose strength. Metal lifting equipment can corrode and seize up. Lifting appliances, such as hoists can end up with their brake units seizing usually in the "off" position leading to failure in service. In addition, if we do not complete a pre use inspection we do not know the integrity of the equipment and will be forced to rely on previous users not misusing the equipment.

This course provides an awareness level of knowledge, of the key elements that are required to effectively manage rigging lofts and carry out the pre-use inspection of lifting equipment.

Gantry and overhead cranes along with runway beams are common items in many environments, widely used by many personnel, but with the risk of severe consequences if something goes wrong. It is therefore essential that only competent personnel operate this type of equipment. In addition, only competent personnel shall be used to act as Banksmen, Signallers, Slingers or Load Handlers.

Hence, the purpose of this awareness course is to raise your knowledge and understanding of gantry / overhead cranes and runway beams, and therefore reduce, if not eliminate the risk of injury to personnel or damage to equipment and the environment.

Winches, in one form or another, have been around for thousands of years and are mechanical devices that use a rope to either lift, lower or pull a load. In its simplest form they consist of a rope and drum, or spool as it is sometimes called, that is attached to a manual or powered drive.

The purpose of this awareness course is to raise your knowledge and understanding of winch and pulling operations and hopefully reduce, if not eliminate the risk of injury to personnel or damage to equipment and the environment.

Forklift trucks are useful machines, designed for lifting, handling materials and to remove or minimise the need for manual handling. They are usually operated in controlled or restricted areas, that is, areas purposely kept clear of non-authorised personnel because they tend to feature highly in industrial incidents.

The main cause of these incidents appears to be lack of suitable operator training, so apart from just looking out for poorly maintained equipment, you must also monitor how operators perform.

Therefore, the aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of forklift truck operations to help you prevent incidents from happening in the future.

Cargo Carry Units (CCU's) and their packing and handling is a major part of the Oil and Gas Industry and due to the nature of the work, it can be hazardous. Having said that, most accidents and incidents involving cargo are caused by human error for example loads not being secured properly, incorrect slinging techniques, mixing hazardous cargos together and not having the proper labelling.

This training course has therefore been designed to help raise awareness, and aims to give personnel instruction on CCU's and the safe packing and handling of cargo to and from offshore locations.

Any object that has the potential to fall from height poses a risk to personnel working or passing below it.

Therefore, it is essential that the necessary workplace safety precautions are in place to prevent or mitigate the consequences of a dropped object.

All sites need to adequately identify and assess the potential for dropped objects, and implement effective control and mitigation through a Dropped Objects Management System. Such a system is used extensively within the drill derrick, but is equally important when using a crane to lift a load.

Although a Dropped Objects Management System would be the primary tool in preventing dropped objects, there is also a fundamental need that all personnel remain vigilant and considerate of dropped object hazards before, during and after every task is performed.

Therefore, the aim of this elearning awareness course is to deliver a sufficient level of understanding on dropped objects to enable personnel to identify potential dropped objects, implement controls and to mitigate consequences. However, the course is not exhaustive and should be supplemented with additional checks and processes specific to your individual location, tasks and environment.

Certification is issued to confirm that an item of equipment has met certain essential requirements, for example, that a chain or eye bolt has been designed, manufactured and maintained to a standard that makes it fit for purpose. Similarly, certification is used to demonstrate that an employee working within the industry has been trained, and has reached a satisfactory standard with regard to the knowledge and skills required to operate or inspect specific items of equipment.

Therefore, by the end of this eLearning awareness course, you will be able to understand...

•How certification fits into the lifting industry's overall approach to quality and safety management

•The requirements for certification and how these should be interpreted by an equipment user

•The responsibilities of equipment users

•The specific role of testing

•How the training and certification of staff contributes to safe and effective working practices

•How the approach to certification varies in different parts of the world and...

•How certification operates for some representative types of equipment, and in certain specialist operating environments

In almost every workplace, we wouldn't be able to complete, or sometimes even begin a job, without the assistance of one of the various types of cranes available to us.

The mechanical advantage that cranes afford us, means that instead of being restricted to lifting weights that we can personally lift, we can plan and lift much heavier weights; tens or hundreds of tonnes, and in some situations, even thousands of tonnes. Unfortunately this mechanical advantage and associated stored energy come with hazards and risks that all personnel who are involved in crane operations are exposed to.

Consequently, there must be a system to verify and assure equipment readiness, through inspection, certification and maintenance. This must be in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, regulatory requirements, national standards and where applicable Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) recommendations, which give due consideration to the environment and component life cycle. Also, personnel who are involved with crane operations must...

•Possess a sufficient level of training, competence and experience or be adequately supervised

•Understand legislation, regulations and standards that have been implemented by governments, regulators and industry bodies

As a result, this course has been designed to raise your awareness and understanding of cranes and their safe use. In addition, upon completion of the course, it is advisable for personnel to familiarise themselves with the relevant legislation, regulations, standards and guidance specific to their location, and particularly within their own workplace.

The common terms used to describe personnel lifting operations are man-riding and personnel transfer.

Man-riding refers to using a winch to lift and lower personnel, usually suspended in a harness or by using a crane to lift, lower and position personnel in a carrier, such as a basket. It also refers to using a mobile elevated work platform or forklift truck (which are not covered in this course) to lift, lower and position personnel in a carrier, whether it is an integrated or non-integrated basket. The use of a swing rope is also not covered in this course.

Personnel transfer refers to using a crane to lift and transport personnel in a carrier such as a Frog, Toro or Billy Pugh, from one location to another.

After a substantial number of incidents over the years, lifting personnel, especially when using non-dedicated lifting machinery, has proven to be a hazardous high-risk activity and for that reason, should only be carried out as a last option with approved man-riding equipment.

It is not the intention of this awareness course to promote the practice of lifting personnel but if it is assessed as the least hazardous method to complete a task, you must ensure that it is only carried out by competent personnel and with equipment that is deemed suitable and safe for that purpose.

This course focuses on three processes used within the lifting industry, with specific reference to cranes...

•Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)

•Commissioning, and...

•Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

It examines each process separately, although in practice there is a connection between them all. By the end of this awareness course, you should be able to understand...

•The main principles of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), and the way in which it references major international standards for cranes and other lifting equipment

•The way in which a Crane FAT is conducted, including the types of testing that are usually employed

•The outcomes of a Crane FAT, and their relationship to certification and other crane documentation

•The purposes of Crane Commissioning, and the key regulations that apply

•The main testing procedures that may be applied during Crane Commissioning, and the way in which these are documented

•The main principles of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and the background to its adoption by manufacturers and operators

•The key stages of FMEA, and how they are applied to the analysis of cranes in particular, and...

•FMEA reporting along with some of the strengths and weaknesses of FMEA

Safety is paramount for both helicopter crews and third parties involved in any flying operation. In this course we are going to look specifically at helicopter flying operations with underslung loads (USLs). Such operations require special precautions in order to protect all of the crew from very hazardous, yet avoidable risks.

Although USLs pose less of a hazard to the helicopter and crew as loads are further removed from them, certain hazards are still present, for example:

•Static electricity

•Radio hazards, referred to as RADHAZ

•Unintended load release

•Loss of Vertical Reference, which is where the pilot uses the load or hook as the primary reference point

•Loss of power, therefore a dual turbine engine is required

•Rapid Weather Changes, and...

•Difficulties in setting the load with ground personnel

In this awareness course we will also cover various health and safety aspects before moving on to planning and performing the lifting operation itself.

The very nature of subsea and marine lifting operations, where there is an operational risk from the marine environment, along with the increasing size and weight of structures, and greater water depths, presents a challenge to planning and carrying out lifting operations in this environment.

It is therefore essential that subsea and marine lifting operations are planned in detail by qualified engineers with experience in this area. In addition, planning shall consider the safety of Divers, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and the integrity of subsea installations or equipment.

However, the purpose of this awareness course is not to present data on modelling and analysis but rather to deliver an understanding of the dynamic forces involved, equipment specific guidance and operational planning considerations. The aim is to enable personnel to assure that subsea lifting operations have been adequately planned.

This course has been designed to teach delegates about Lifting Equipment Control and Operations Procedures and is applicable worldwide.

The LECOP is a document which deals with lifting operations from every aspect, that is, from the initial selection of lifting equipment through to purchasing, storage, safe use, testing and certification and finally discard at the end of service life. This document is know as the ‘Lifting Equipment Control and Operations Procedures’ or LECOP for short.

To complement this raft of reference and safe operating procedures, there is also a set of ‘Rules’ to try and improve the safety of personnel involved with lifting operations. These are called the ‘LECOP Rules’.

The purpose of this training course is to make the delegate aware of the rules and so improve safety in lifting operations.

The course is divided into eight short sections. At the end of each section there are questions that must be completed. Continuation through the course is dependent on the delegate answering the questions correctly. The delegate may wish to take notes as they go through to assist in answering the questions.

This eLearning course introduces delegates to the essential elements of rigging & lifting operations. It is a theory based course, carried out online, which requires the delegate to absorb information and answer questions on each section before progressing onwards. The course is divided into ten individual sections, such as the examination & selection of equipment, the safe use and approach to lifting operations etc. This allows the user to progress through the course at their own pace and on successful completion, the delegate can view and print their individual certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

DVDs: The live action safety DVD supports your training message. One disc can be used for many individuals, either with group viewings, or watched individually.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.

This course has been designed for delegates to learn, online, about good and bad cargo handling practices. The structure of the material is divided into ten sections, such as design of units, guidance of operations, checks, safe rigging practices, positioning and securing of loads. At the end of each section the delegate must successfully answer a series of questions before progressing forward. The course can be completed at the delegates own pace and upon successful completion of all the modules there is the option to view and print their own, individual, certificate.

Additional Safety Campaign Material Available:

Handbooks: Used to support your eLearning course and kept by each individual as an on-going reference tool. Larger campaigns can include customised handbooks.

DVDs: The live action safety DVD supports your training message. One disc can be used for many individuals, either with group viewings, or watched individually.

Posters: Safety poster sets typically contain 20-50 individual posters. One set of posters mounted around a worksite will reinforce your campaign and deliver essential reminders in the work environment.