Rigger & Banksman Training


This combined course allows Riggers and Banksmen to work together to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work safely and efficiently with cranes, rigging and lifting operations in an offshore hoisting environment.

This course meets the requirements of:

  • CAPP TQ Section 3.2.12: Mandatory Safety Training for All Petroleum Installations; Technical Safety Training; Rigger Training; Banksman Training
  • API RP 2D Recommended Practice for Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes


  • Personal Protective equipment (PPE)
  • Rigging equipment and tools
  • Tie downs
  • Hazard identification and safety
  • Sling tension
  • Wire rope
  • Load stability/control
  • Load charts
  • Sling handling and storage
  • Pinch points and body position
  • Unbinding loads
  • Personnel transfer
  • Signals and communications
  • Inspection criteria
  • Hand and radio signals
  • Oversee Rigger personnel (as per Rigger training and qualifications listed above)
  • Legislation, roles and responsibilities
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Proper use and handling of equipment
  • Lifting, placing and disconnecting loads
  • Identification and demonstration of hand and radio signals
  • Risk assessments, lifting plans and controls

Practical training exercises will be conducted throughout the course.


Three (3) days.

Course Details


  • Trainees are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all program activities.
  • Trainees are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.
  • A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement.  (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)


All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive as applicable:

  • A Survival Systems Training certificate for Rigger Training, valid for four (4) years
  • A Survival Systems Training certificate for Banksman Training, valid for four (4) years
  • A laminated photo ID wallet card

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