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Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed to update delegates on standards and recommended practices applicable to lifting operations, lifting appliances and accessories. The course also covers planning, risk assessment, including a rigging scenario and written test paper, to assess the delegate’s current level of competence.

CONTENTS

  • API Recommended Practices
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Safety Requirements
  • Planning a Rigging / Slinging Operation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Practical Exercise

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at delegates who require refresher training after completing a full rigging, lifting and slinging course within the last two years.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

 
API TPCP Registration No. TPCP-0074
 

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give delegates theoretical and practical experience in basic slinging practices and controlling crane operations.

CONTENTS

  • API Recommended Practices
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Safety Requirements
  • Planning a Lifting Operation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Inspection of Lifting Equipment
  • Safe Slinging of Loads
  • Safe use of the Relevant Equipment and Accessories
  • Controlling the Movement of the Load
  • Communication
  • Practical Exercises

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at Banksman / Flagman, Crane Operators, Deck Crew, Roustabouts, Drill Floor Crews and others involved in crane operations.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook or The Safe Cargo Handling: Good & Bad Practice Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed to update delegates on standards and recommended practices applicable to crane, lifting operations. The course also covers planning, risk assessment, including a lifting scenario and written test paper, to assess the delegate’s current level of competence.

CONTENTS

  • API Recommended Practices
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Safety Requirements
  • Planning a Crane Lifting Operation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Practical Exercise

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at delegates who require refresher training after completing a full Banksman / Flagman course within the last two years.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook or The Safe Cargo Handling: Good & Bad Practice Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

 
API TPCP Registration No. TPCP-0161
 

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

Combining the courses into one, allowing delegates to complete these two essential courses in 4-days. The course encompasses the same theoretical and practical content but removes all elements of duplication, for example legislation, regulations, planning, risk assessment etc. 

Delegates, successfully completing the course, receive a certificate of training reflecting the subjects covered and can also continue on, to complete the NSL competence portfolio.

Lifting Operations Awareness : 1 Day

1 Day Lifting Operations Awareness

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

Comprising theory tuition via lecture slides. The course starts with a written test paper, which allows the course Instructor to assess the delegate’s current level of knowledge and understanding therefore focusing the course to suit their needs.

CONTENTS

  • Categorization of lifts
  • Planning a lifting operation
  • Safe use of cranes
  • Crane alarms and indicators
  • Banksman signals and radio communications
  • Equipment pre-use inspection
  • Safe positioning
  • Slinging and handling of tubulars
  • Slinging modes
  • CCU inspection periods, handling and packing
  • Safe use of tag lines
  • Angles and tensions

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at managers and supervisors who are responsible for ensuring lifting operations are carried out safely.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook.

PPE

Is not required.

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This theory-based course is designed to give delegates an understanding of the depth and quality of content required in the production and completion of lifting plans. Delegates will receive a theoretical presentation, which is followed by the class being split into work groups to complete individual lifting plans and risk assessments. Each group will then present their plan and risk assessment to the rest of the class for discussion / comment / input, etc. A practical element may also be introduced reflecting a client’s requirements.

CONTENTS

  • Categorization of Lifting Operations
  • Self Assessment Cards
  • Lift Description
  • Weight of the Load
  • Planning Considerations
  • Step-by-step Procedure
  • Rigging Procedure Diagrams
  • Route to be Traveled
  • Rigging Material Lists
  • Theoretical Planning Exercises
  • Presentation of Plans and Risk Assessment

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at personnel who are responsible for producing and authorizing lifting plans.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots if a practical element has been requested.

 
Training course exclusive to NSL
 

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

Designed to teach delegates the technical aspects of proof load testing and the thorough examination of lifting equipment. The course also covers the preparation of certificates and a series of practical exercises. The successful completion of this course will provide valuable evidence towards a competence qualification.

CONTENTS / THEORY

Legislation & Standards Equipment

  • Wire Rope
  • Wire Slings and Fittings
  • Man-made Fiber (Synthetic) Slings
  • Chain Slings
  • Shackles
  • Hooks
  • Wedge Sockets
  • Pad eyes and Eyebolts
  • Rigging Screws
  • Manual Chain Hoists
  • Come-a-longs (Lever Hoists)
  • Wire Rope / Grip Hoists
  • Beam Clamps
  • Beam Trolleys
  • Lifting Clamps
  • Sheave / Snatch / Crane Blocks
  • Hydraulic Jacks 

Angles and Tensions

  • Angular Loadings
  • Common Examples
  • Slinging Modes

PRACTICAL / INSPECTION 

Delegates are required to inspect approximately 20 items of lifting equipment and produce inspection reports / defect reports, which record their findings found during the inspection.

PRACTICAL / OVERLOAD TESTING

Delegates are required to inspect various items of lifting equipment prior to overload testing. In addition, witness the destruction testing of various items of lifting equipment.

THEORY / WRITTEN EXAMINATION PAPER 

Delegates are required to complete an extensive written examination paper, approximately 120 questions, which is followed by Instructor feedback relating to the delegates results.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at Lifting Equipment Inspectors and company personnel who are responsible for the certification of portable lifting equipment.

STRUCTURE

The course ends with a comprehensive written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

NOTE

The standard course is 5 days, however a 3 day condensed version is available without a portfolio.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook and course material.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

The aim of this course is to raise the delegate’s awareness of typical problems encountered during cargo handling operations. It also gives guidance on relevant standards and best industry practice.

CONTENT

Theory Content

  • Cargo Carrying Units (CCU) Design
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Supply Base Checks
  • Loading and Securing Contents
  • Slinging of Tubulars
  • Loads Requiring Special Attention
  • Positioning of Loads on Vessels
  • Sea Fastening
  • Positioning of Loads on Trucks

Practical Content

  • Inspection of Cargo
  • Handling of Cargo

WHO WILL BENEFIT

This course is aimed at all delegates including managers, supervisors, yard personnel, deck crews and transportation companies whether by road, air and sea who are involved with the transportation and handling of cargo to and from offshore and onshore installations / premises.

STRUCTURE

The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

Safe Cargo Handling - Good & Bad Practice Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed to teach personnel about the regulations, guidance and technical aspects of fitting sockets to wire rope. The course includes a lecture on the theoretical aspects followed by a practical demonstration and exercises.

CONTENTS

  • Current regulations and manufacturers’ guidance
  • Safety requirements
  • Technical aspects of socketing with resin
  • Practical application
  • Testing of the finished product
  • Written examination

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Personnel who are required to produce wire rope terminations “in-situ” e.g. in the workplace where standard wire rope presses are not available.

STRUCTURE

The delegates will individually produce socketed terminations using a 2-part resin. The finished items being subjected to a proof load test followed by a critical visual examination. Delegates who produce a satisfactory termination and achieve the required grade in the written examination will be awarded with an NSL America certificate of training.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

Courses run on demand.
 

AIMED AT

The immediate supervisors of authorized personnel, who are responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring a fall protection program. This would include, for example, Drillers and Assistant Drillers, Scaffolding Foremen, Deck Co-ordinators, Crane Operators, etc.

CONTENTS 

Theory Content

  • Fall Protection Regulations
  • Responsibilities of the Competent Person
  • Fall Hazard Recognition, Elimination and Controls
  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Pre-use Inspection of Fall protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Detailed Equipment Inspection
  • Certified Anchor points
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Fall Protection / Fall Avoidance
  • Fall Cycle
  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest
  • Falling and Impact Forces
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Understanding of Fall Protection Rescue Procedures
  • Management of Equipment

Practical Content

  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Detailed and Pre-use Inspection of Fall protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Assessment of Working Areas
  • Eliminating and Controlling Hazards
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Demonstrations and Exercises in Work Restraint, Work Positioning, Fall Arrest and the
  • Management of Equipment

STRUCTURE

Course combines an in-depth theory presentation with practical demonstrations and delegate exercises. Delegates are assessed by means of observation and a written paper.

NOTE

When booking a Working at Height (Fall Protection) & Rescue course, please specify on which Rescue Kit you require training. \

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

Familiarize delegates with the approach, assessment and techniques of Rescue at Height from Crane Booms.

CONTENTS

  • Legislation
  • Fall Protection Programs
  • Crane Boom Types and Configurations
  • Accessing a Crane Boom
  • Rescue Techniques

WHO WILL BENEFIT

The course is aimed at Supervisors of Authorized Rescuer and Competent Rescuer personnel, who are responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring a fall protection rescue program.

STRUCTURE

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical elements, designed to guide delegates through a systematic approach to accessing, working on or conducting a rescue from crane booms.

It also looks at various factors that affect the accessing and rescue from a crane boom structure, whether that be a lattice / cord (open) type boom or a trapezoidal / box (closed) type boom. On successful completion the delegates will be issued with an NSL certificate of training.

DETAILS

The course is delivered in the NSL Training Center, Broussard, Louisiana.

ATTENDANCE PRE-REQUISITES

2 Day Competent Person End User Course.

COURSE HANDOUT

The International Working At Height Book.

PPE

Coveralls, hard-hat and safety boots.

Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed to teach personnel about the regulations, guidance and technical aspects of fall protection. The course includes a lecture on the theoretical aspects followed by a practical demonstration and exercises.

CONTENTS

Theory Content (Delivered at awareness level)

  • Fall Protection Regulations
  • Responsibilities of the Authorized Person
  • Fall Hazard Recognition
  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Certified Anchor points
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Fall Protection / Fall Avoidance | Fixed Platforms
  • Scaffolding
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
  • Suspended Platforms / Cradles
  • Man-riding Winches
  • Roofs
  • Ladders
  • Fall Cycle
  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest
  • Falling, Impact Forces and Suspension Trauma
  • Overview of Rescue Procedure
  • Management of Equipment

Practical Content

  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Demonstration and Exercises in Work Restraint, Work Positioning, Fall Arrest and the Management of Equipment
  • Combination Techniques

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Personnel who are required to work at height, which would include Drilling Personnel (Roustabouts, Roughnecks etc), Scaffolders, Steel Erectors, Riggers, Telecommunication Workers and the Emergency Services.

STRUCTURE
Combines a four-hour theory presentation with four hours of practical demonstrations and delegate exercises. Delegates are assessed by means of observation and a written paper.

NOTE
Delegate numbers are minimum four to maximum eight per course.

COURSE HANDOUT
The North American Working at Height Handbook

PPE
Delegates are required to bring along coveralls and safety boots
(delegates will be issued with a specific working at height helmet).

Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed for personnel who are responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring a fall protection program. The course includes a lecture on the theoretical aspects followed by a practical demonstration and exercises.

CONTENTS

Theory Content

  • Fall Protection Regulations
  • Responsibilities of the Competent Person
  • Fall Hazard Recognition, Elimination and Controls
  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Detailed Equipment Inspection
  • Certified Anchor points
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Fall Protection / Fall Avoidance | Fixed Platforms
  • Scaffolding
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
  • Suspended Platforms / Cradles
  • Man-riding Winches
  • Roofs
  • Ladders
  • Fall Cycle
  • Work Restraint
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall Arrest
  • Falling and Impact Forces
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Understanding of Fall Protection Rescue Procedures
  • Management of Equipment

Practical Content

  • Fall Protection Equipment
  • Detailed and Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment, Components and Systems
  • Assessment of Working Areas
  • Eliminating and Controlling Hazards
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Demonstrations and Exercises in work Restraint, Work Positioning, Fall Arrest and the Management of Equipment
  • Combination Techniques

WHO WILL BENEFIT

The immediate supervisors of authorized personnel. This would include, for example Drillers and Assistant Drillers, Scaffolding Foremen, Deck Coordinators, Crane Operators, etc.

STRUCTURE

Course combines an in-depth theory presentation with practical demonstrations and delegate exercises. Delegates are assessed by means of observation and a written paper.

NOTE

Delegate numbers are minimum four to maximum eight per course.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Working at Height Handbook

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls and safety boots (delegates will be issued with a specific working at height helmet).

Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course has been designed for personnel who are responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring a fall protection program. In addition, emergency response and rescue personnel. The course includes a lecture on the theoretical aspects followed by a practical demonstration and exercises.

CONTENTS

Theory Content

  • Fall Protection Regulations
  • Responsibilities of the Rescuer
  • Fall Hazard Recognition, Elimination and Controls
  • Types, Selection and Detailed / Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment
  • Certified and Uncertified Anchor points
  • Fall Protection / Fall Avoidance
  • Fall Cycle
  • Work Restraint, Work Positioning, Fall Arrest
  • Falling, Impact Forces and Suspension Trauma
  • Fall Protection Rescue Procedures
  • Rescue Equipment / Kits
  • Management of Fall Protection and Rescue Equipment

Practical Content

  • Detailed and Pre-use Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment
  • Assessment of Working Areas
  • Assessment and Selection of Uncertified Anchor Points
  • Demonstration and Exercises in Work Restraint, Work Positioning, Fall Arrest
  • Rescue Equipment / Kits
  • Vertical Raising and Lowering of a Casualty
  • Rescue exercises (included timed assessment)
  • Rescue Plans

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Supervisors of authorized and competent personnel.

STRUCTURE

This course is highly practical in nature and combines an in-depth theory presentation with practical demonstrations and rescue scenarios / exercises. Delegates are assessed by means of observation and a written paper.

NOTE

Delegate numbers are minimum four to maximum eight per course.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Working at Height Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls and safety boots (delegates wil be issues with a specific working at height helmet).

Courses run on demand. 
 

OVERVIEW

Combining the courses into one, allowing delegates to complete these two essential courses in 3-days. The course encompasses the same theoretical and practical content but removes all elements of duplication. Upon successful completion, delegates receive a certificate of training, which reflects the subjects covered.

NOTE

Delegate numbers are minimum four to maximum eight per course.

COURSE HANDOUT

The North American Working at Height Handbook.

PPE

Delegates are required to bring along coveralls and safety boots (delegates will be issued with a specific working at height helmet).

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give the delegate a theoretical understanding of manual handling operations. Providing the delegate with the knowledge on how to avoid manual handling, reduce the risk of injury when manual handling and how to conduct a risk assessment in their workplace, to ensure the risk of injury to employees is sufficiently reduced.

 
Train the Trainer
 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

The first two days of this course comprise the elements from the awareness and assessor courses followed by a lecture on presentation techniques and procedures. The delegate is then required to give a presentation, to the course Instructor and fellow delegates, on a subject of their own choice and on a section from the course material. This will allow and prepare the delegate to deliver inhouse training to company employees.

 
Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to teach the delegate the correct operation, precautions and hazards involved when using abrasive wheels. In addition, this theory and practical based course instructs the delegate on wheel markings, the functions of component parts, the correct procedures for dressing abrasive wheels and the recommended personal protective equipment.

Train the Trainer
 

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

Covering the content of the one-day course followed by a lecture on presentation techniques and procedures. The delegate is then required to give a presentation, to the course Instructor and fellow delegates, on a subject of their own choice and on a section from the course material. This will allow and prepare the delegate to deliver in-house training to company employees.

 

Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW

Designed to teach delegates the necessary theoretical knowledge and demonstrate the practical safe operation of overhead traveling cranes, including the handling of the load.

NOTE

It is recommended that the course is delivered and completed at the client’s premises, on the equipment that the delegate will be required to operate. The course can be extended to 2 days to cover presentation techniques, which will allow and prepare the delegate to deliver in-house training to company employees.

 

NSL has a team of more than 30 Instructors / Skills Assessors, most of whom are qualified and capable of carrying out Crane Operator assessments in accordance with BS ISO 15513 and BS 7121.

Assessment Procedure

The assessment begins with a questionnaire. This enables the assessor to confirm that the Crane Operator’s knowledge is adequate. The Operator is also interviewed to assess their experience on the specific type of crane they operate. The Assessor then observes the Operator performing various practical exercises according to the skills level they are being assessed against. Observation is from Deck Level and where possible, also from the Cab / Operator Level. Feedback is given during the assessment, and also at the end during the debrief, when the Operator is informed of the result. The assessment is only completed when every relevant unit of the standard has been covered.

Typical elements covered:

Basic Deck Operations Under Supervision - Stage 1

• Handling containers, tubulars and pipe-work, loads with an offset C of G
• Hand signals and radio communications
• Full pre-shift inspection of the crane, knowledge of company procedures, knowledge of the crane, knowledge of basic slinging including sling angles and tensions

Deck Operations Unsupervised - Stage 2

• Handling containers, tubulars and pipe-work, loads with an offset C of G
• Hand signals and radio communications
• Full pre-shift inspection of the crane, knowledge of company procedures, knowledge of the crane, knowledge of basic slinging including sling angles and tensions. Also, knowledge of emergency operating systems and procedures

Deck Operations Unsupervised And Supply Vessel Lifting Operations - Stage 3

• Handling containers, tubulars and pipe-work, loads with an offset C of G
• Hand signals and radio communications
• Full pre-shift inspection of the crane, knowledge of company procedures, knowledge of the crane, knowledge of basic slinging including sling angles and tensions, knowledge of emergency operating systems and procedures
• The operator would also be required to demonstrate both theoretical and practical experience of; dynamic loading, sea states, bulk hose operations, wind-speeds and related company and crane operating limitations. Also, all operations regarding loading and unloading of supply vessels

TPCP Registration No. TPCP-0075 - Training course exclusive to NSL



Courses run on demand.

OVERVIEW


This course has been designed to teach delegates about the technical aspects of lifting operations, lifting equipment (appliances and accessories), API recommended practices and industry best practice. The course also covers planning, risk assessment, pre-use inspection and includes practical rigging / slinging scenarios. The successful completion of this course will provide valuable evidence towards a competence qualification.

CONTENTS


  • API Recommended Practices

  • Industry Best Practice

  • Safety Requirements
  • 
Planning a Rigging / Slinging Operation
  • 
Risk Assessment

  • Common Faults / Oversights in Rigging Operations

  • Safe use of Lifting Equipment

  • Pre-use Inspection

  • Installation of Lifting Equipment

  • Correct Slinging of Loads
  • 
Practical Exercises

WHO WILL BENEFIT


This course is aimed at delegates who are likely to be involved in rigging, lifting and slinging operations at all levels including multi-task workforces.

STRUCTURE


The course begins and ends with a written test paper with successful delegates being issued with an NSL America certificate of training.

NOTE


Successful delegates can continue their training with the NSL competence program for rigging, lifting and slinging operations. The program is specifically designed to suit the needs of the international oil & gas industry. This is a joint NSL / EAL (EMTA awards ltd) initiative covering rigging and lifting levels one and two.

COURSE HANDOUT


The North American Rigging & Lifting Handbook.

PPE


Delegates are required to bring along coveralls, hardhat and safety boots.

Courses run on demand.
 

OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give delegates an awareness of manual handling operations. Providing the delegate with the knowledge, primarily on how to avoid manual handling, and secondarily, on how to reduce the risk of injury when manual handling.