OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Standard

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OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Standard

OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Standard


OPITO Offshore Crane Operator Standard

• Mike Carr

Presenter:

OPITO: Standards and Development

• Facilitate: Industry Work Groups in development

of new standards and reviews of existing

standards


OPITO OCO : The Presentation

The Presentation:

OPITO

• Purpose of the OCO standard

• Why OPITO?

• The standard development process

• The Industry Workgroup

• The challenges

• The framework

• Progress so far

• Uptake of the standard

• Questions.


OPITO – Meeting the Needs of Industry


OPITO: What we do

OPITO Industry Apprenticeship Scheme:

– > 1200 Technician Apprentices

– >£100 million direct investment from Industry

– Regarded by government as the benchmark for apprentice schemes in

the UK

• Custodian of > 60 Industry Standards

– Emergency Response

– Hazardous Activities

– Technical Disciplines

New Standards development, e.g. OCO, IMIST, H2S, Safe Driving, Onshore Fire fighting

• Custodian of Industry Data Base (Vantage)

– Global electronic verification system, free access

– Currently > 800,000 training records

• Competence Management System Approval

• Petroleum Open Learning


OPITO Global Presence

• Working with Governments & National Oil Companies as strategic

skills advisers

• Offices in Aberdeen, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Houston

OPITO standards, delivered in 38 countries

• >140 OPITO-approved World Class Training Providers - globally

• >180,000 people trained to OPITO standards in 2011

• Promotes Aberdeen as the Global Centre of excellence for Skills &

Workforce Development


Purpose of the OPITO OCO standard

Industry gets offshore crane operators that are:

• Trained, assessed and periodically reassessed to a globally

recognised standard.

• Competent in performing crane operations

• Competent in knowledge and understanding of relevant

aspects of crane operations

• Competent in response to crane alarms and malfunctions


Why OPITO?

• Globally recognised brand

• Industry-led

• Not-for-profit

• Robust standards

development process

• Training courses piloted

• Training Centres audited

for compliance with

standards

Standards reviewed

periodically to ensure

standards remain fit-forpurpose.


OPITO Standards Development Process


The Standards Development Process

•Establish a clear industry demand for the standard

•Global Standards Approval Authority – approval to start development

•Industry Work Group formed to develop Standard

•Pilot Course to test the draft standard

•Final acceptance of the Standard by OPITO Strategic

•Publish standard on OPITO’s website

•Training Providers apply for OPITO approval to train against the standard

•Delegates get standardised training


OPITO Standards Development Process: IWG

Industry Work

Group (IWG)

• Duty Holders

• Employers

• HSE

• Unions

OPITO

• Training Providers

(at IWG’s request)

International

Employer Groups


The Standards Development Process

• Initial Review (within 12 months)

• Changes to Standard categorised

• Full Review (currently 3-yearly)


The Challenges

• Right balance of skills in the

IWG

• Right balance of representation

in the IWG

• The right framework

• Getting consensus

• Maintaining momentum

• Global requirement

• Auditability of the standard

• Industry take-up


OPITO OCO: Knowing what to do

“I can place that load on a sixpence”

• Performance skills may be good.

• Underpinning knowledge & understanding of what they are

doing??

• Correctly responding to alarms and malfunctions??

• IWG Member: “I don’t just want my crane operators to able to do lifts, I want them to

understand what they are doing and what do if something goes wrong”


OCO Knowledge & Understanding

Typical offshore

Lifting roles

Relevant

Regulations

Planning the lift

Dynamic

amplification

factors

Typical safe

systems of work

Typical crane ops

hazards

Conflicting

activities

Inspection

criteria

SWL & RCIs

Crane safety

devices

Load chart

interpretation

Radio protocols


The OCO Training & Competence Framework


OPITO OCO Training & Competence Framework

Stage 2 OCO

Certified for

unsupervised in‐board (deck) lifts

Including Harbour lifts

Stage 3 OCO

Certified for unsupervised Stage 2 & over

side (supply boat or barge) lifts on one of the

following:

Fixed OR Floating OR Subsea

Novice

Experienced

ONshore

crane

operator

Drilling

Roustabout

Stage 1

equivalent

Stage 1

Initial

Training

Stage 2

Training

Fixed &

Floating

Stage 2

Workplace

Experience

[Logged]

Stage 2

Assessment

Fixed &

Floating

Stage 3

Supervised

logged

workplace

experience on

a fixed

structure

Stage 3

Supervised

logged

workplace

experience

on a floating

structure

Stage3

Assessment

(on‐site)

Fixed structure

(e.g. platform)

Stage3

Assessment

(on‐site)

Floating

structure Lifts

Stage3

Reassessment

Reassessment

Fixed structure

(platform)

Stage3

Reassessment

Floating

structures Lifts

Experienced

certified (non‐

OPITO)

OFFshore crane

operator

Experienced offshore

crane operator

already assessed to

non‐OPITO standard

Stage 2 Reassessment

Fixed structures & floating

structures

Stage 3

Supervised

logged

workplace

experience

Subsea

Lifts from

vessels

Stage 3

Assessment

Subsea Lifts

from

Vessels

Stage 3

Reassessment

Subsea Lifts

from Vessels


OPITO OCO Standard Progress so far

Stage 1

•Training standard draft completed

•Stage 1 Pilot completed

Stage 2

•Stage 2 Training Standard draft completed

•Stage 2 Training Pilot completed

•Stage 2 workplace experience log completed

•Stage 2 competence assessment - progressing

Stage 3

•Draft competence framework agreed

•Workplace experience log – still to complete

•Competence assessment - still to complete


OPITO OCO Standards: Stage 1 Pilot Course Feedback

Delegate Feedback:

Comments include, this is just a snap shot of key points.

“Good clear instruction and coaching. Explained learning outcomes well”

“A small class size of 4 persons was ideal and allowed for plenty of practical experience”

“change modules 1 and 2 round in terms of running order”

“being able to access real crane after introduction to crane operations on simulator was invaluable, it

demonstrated a real understanding of doing actual lifts”

Table below shows the general scoring as given by the 4 delegates.

Poor Average Good Excellent

How did you view the course overall? 4

Classroom theory part of training 4

Practical part of training 2 2

Course duration Too Long Too short About Right (4)

All delegates also confirmed they saw safety as the underlining message.


Industry Uptake on the new OPITO standard

• Ensuring that the offshore crane

industry aware of the new

standard.

o

Industry forums/News

letters/Websites

• Duty Holders/Employers could

contact Training Providers to

express demand


Questions?

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