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OPITO Specialist Courses

Sometimes you need some additional certificates besides your OPITO Basic Certificate. For example, if you have a specific task or are a member of a specific team. FMTC Safety offers many OPITO Specialist Courses for employees with a specific function. Have a look at the offer and easily book your course online.

FAQ

What is OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training

The OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training is intended for employees that are involved in hoisting activities on a drilling platform. After following the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training, the student will possess the necessary basic knowledge to carry out offshore activities in a responsible manner.

Previously the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training was called the OPITO Banksman & Slinger stage 1.

What does the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training consist of?

The Banksman & Slinger Initial Training consists of the following objectives:

  • Laws and regulations
  • Risks in hoisting activities
  • Basic principles of cranes and hoisting materials
  • Use of hand signals and radio communication
  • Performing lifting activities with pre-slinged loads
  • Performing lifting activities with difficult to reach loads
  • Performing lifting activities outside the view of the crane operator
  • Assessing loads of which the center of gravity is difficult to determine

What is OPITO?

OPITO stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation. The goal of the organisation is to achieve globally accepted guidelines for the oil and gas industry.

How is the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training taught?

The OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training consists of a theoretical and practical part.

What is the purpose of the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training?

After following the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training, the student will possess the necessary basic knowledge to carry out offshore activities in a responsible manner.

Which certificates will I receive after the course?

At successful completion of the course, the delegate receives an OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training (9067) certificate that is valid for 2 years.

How long does the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training certificate remain valid?

The certificate is valid for 2 years. Within those two years you have to have finished the Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment. After 2 more years you have to do the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Competence Reassessment.

At what times does training take place?

The training starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 4.00 p.m.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

Do I need a medical examination for this course?

OPITO courses do not require an examination.

How do I book a medical examination?

When a medical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61.

How many days does the course take?

The course takes 3 days. During these 3 days all theory and practical assignments will be done at our training center.

I want to do the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 course. Is that possible?

Yes. OPITO has changed the course standards and renamed the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 course to the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Initial Training. If you want to do the Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 course, you should book the Banksman & Slinger Initial Training.

Why has the name of this course changed?

Previously the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Inital Training was called OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 course. In February 2022 OPITO changed the course standards of the OPITO Banksman & Slinger Stage 1 course. This name did not fit the new standards, which is why they have changed it to Banksman & Slinger Initial Training.

OPITO Specialist Courses

Besides the basic courses of OPITO there are also several Specialist courses. These courses are especially designed for people working in the offshore or onshore oil or gas industry that have a specific tasks besides their normal tasks. These courses are, among others, meant for Helideck Emergency Response Team Members and Leaders, emergency response managers and teams, and people that are involved in hoisting activities. Many of these courses also have a refresher course, to extend the validity of the certificate.

What is OPITO?

OPITO is the worldwide recognised organisation that makes guidelines and standards for training and safety in the oil and gas industry. OPITO is established in 1977 and its name stands for Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation.

Besides monitoring the training standards OPITO wants to help with innovations and they identify the needs of the industry regarding training and safety for both the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry. Training is in this industry very important. Due to the risky environment and the difficult reachability for emergency services, employees on an oil or gas installation are mainly self-reliant. Having good standards and requirements for training and knowledge decreases the chance of incidents.

To be able to offer OPITO training courses a training organisation needs to be certified by OPITO for each course they want to give.

OPITO Specialist Courses at FMTC Safety

FMTC Safety is certified by OPITO and is therefore allowed to offer several OPITO courses at their training facilities. These courses are especially for personnel with a specific task or that is part of a specific team, such as the HERTL, HERTM, CRO ER, MEMIR, OIM CE, and Banksman & Slinger course. The HERTL and HERTM certificate need to be refreshed after 2 years with the HERTL-F and HERTM-F course. The OIM CE and CRO ER courses are both available as an e-learning course.

Besides these Specialist Courses, FMTC Safety also offers OPITO Basic Courses and OPITO Tropical Courses.

If you have any special requests, please contact us.

FMTC Safety

All instructors working at FMTC safety are certified to give OPITO courses. As it is very important for offshore personnel to have the right valid certificates our courses always continue, even if there is only one participant. Furthermore, you can train when it suits you best.

Contact us via +1 (985) 217 9284 or info@fmtcsafety.com if you have any questions regarding OPITO Specialist Courses or our other course offer.

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