Training gets a lift

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by The Manufacturer

Due to the demand for professionally trained riggers and lifting managers, a new training division has been launched by heavy lifting specialists Modulift.

The training will provide expert advice and instruction to the lifting industry and companies operating a lifting division. As safety standards improve around the world, companies are increasingly aware that they need to comply with health and safety regulations outlined in LOLER‘98 (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation). This requires that lifting equipment operators must be fully trained in the use of the lifting equipment they use.

With over 20 years experience in both onshore and offshore lifting, Modulift are confident that they are specialists within their field, and understand that safety and efficiency are paramount.

“We are delighted that Modulift are able to offer such services to ensure that firms are lifting in a safe, effective and legitimate manner,” says chairman and head of training, Nick Latham. We can provide training to suit a variety of different levels of personnel, from riggers to supervisors and senior management. To enable us to be able to cover a wide range of training requirements, Modulift have devised a series of courses covering a variety of lifting equipment, including our own modular spreader systems.”

Custom training courses are also available to suit the most specific of requirements. While LOLER training is used in the UK and is being adopted as the preferred standard worldwide, Modulift are able to train to any standards that are country or continent-specific.

All training courses, from User and Application to Lifting and Rigging courses aim to ensure both experienced and inexperienced trainees gain a thorough understanding of products, uses and applications.

The Jordan Oil Shale Company (JOSCO), a wholly ownedsubsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell recently undertook the the “hands-on” practical content of the four-day Lifting and Rigging Practical Training course. “Lifting and Hoisting is recognised as one of the highest risk areas in our industry, and one of the greatest causes of incidents that hurt people or damage assets,” says Daniel Hooft, Head of Drilling and Logistics at JOSCO. “We wanted to address this seriously from the start of our brand-new operation, so that a culture of safe and thoughtful work is instilled in our staff from day one.”