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Offshore Crane Operator – Stage 3 Re-assessment


The Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Re-Assessment is used to assess the continued competence of offshore crane operators. BS 7121 Part 11: Offshore Cranes states that an operators competence should be re-assessed every 2 years and the Health and Safety Executive has acknowledged that practical simulation exercises play a part in complying with this standard.



Participants shall hold a current Stage 3 Certificate of Competency and be experienced in offshore crane operations.

Assessment Content

Assessor will accompany the crane operator to the crane cab and expect the operator to give a detailed and
thorough description of an offshore crane and its workings including but not limited to the following:

    • Describe the responsibilities of a crane operator referring to governing legislation requirements.
    • Describe and function all limits associated with the crane.
    • Ability to competently read a variety of load charts.
    • Understanding of load indicator functions. This is to include both static and dynamic modes.
    • Crane controls
    • Maintenance requirements for offshore cranes and wire ropes.

Course Pre-requisites

  • The participant has previously attended Stage 3 training and has been deemed competent.
  • The participant must hold a current Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator certificate of competency
  • The participant is able to produce an up to date and current log book that has the records of all offshore
    crane operations performed in the period since last assessment
  • The participant is able to supply to the assessor a detailed CV (resume) and contactable references to verify

Competency Achievement

Upon successful completion of the assessment process, the participant will be awarded a Stage 3 Offshore Crane Operator Certificate of Competency allowing them to operate an offshore crane unsupervised.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This assessment requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. Numeracy is required to calculate loads and estimate balance points for slinging. All assessment activities will be conducted in English.

Course Duration

Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants
Maximum 6 participants

Course Fee and Additional Service Costs

$2,838.00 ($2,580.00 + GST). This course fee includes catering each day of the course duration.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the terms and conditions of enrolment, available for reading during the online enrolment process.