NPORS Marine Knuckle Boom Crane Course

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the safe, competent operation of a marine knuckle boom crane.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of offshore crane lifting operations, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to interpret the requirements of the lift plan and risk assessment
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Set up an exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions and identify any hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Knuckle Boom Crane use
  • Conduct all pre-operational and running checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
  • Identify and inspect suitability of landing area
  • Prepare the knuckle boom crane for lifting duties as well as over side lifts. Operate machinery safely and efficiently taking into consideration sea uplift and moving vessel decks
  • Understand environmental considerations
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures