The OPITO Approved Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 Training Standard provides the introductory training programe for personnel wishing to become competent in Banksman & Slinging activities in the oil & gas industry.
OPITO Banksman & Slinger Course covers the following topics:
- Regulations and Safety issues
- Introduction to Lifting Roles & Equipment
- Prepare for the lift
- Carry out the lift
- Restoring the Work Area
- Banksman duties
- Communications and visibility
- Principles of Slinging
- The role of the Banksman & Slingers in a planned lift
STAGE 2 WORKPLACE TRAINING
In the second stage, the delegate will record his/her lifting activities and complete a list of prescribed tasks in a logbook to record completion of the prescribed tasks will be given to the candidate by the training provider along with the OPITO approved Stage 1 Training certificate. Work under supervision of a competent person.
The logbook should accompany the trainee banksman & slinger to the worksite so he/she can complete the required tasks under supervision of a competent person.
Each lift must occur on different dates and be signed off by the competent person responsible for the lift and the trainee banksman or slinger’s supervisor.
On completion of the logbook, the entire document should be approved by a LOLER Competent Person or LOLER Focal Point.
Our courses begin at 8.00am and finish at 4.30pm daily. Lunch, refreshments and OPITO registration/certification fee is included in the overall cost of the course.