Purpose of the offshore and onshore course

The aim of the offshore and onshore courses is to prepare employees for the conditions on an oil rig, and to work effectively within the rig. We will familiarise you with the exploration of raw materials, helicopter travel, care of the workplace, inspection of platforms and maintenance of work machinery. We conduct our training in accordance with the requirements of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).  

Training programme

ERGON's long-standing presence in the market has enabled us to develop an effective curriculum divided between theory and practice. And you will be prepared by our well-trained staff of instructors, ready to impart the necessary knowledge and useful skills used in the mining industry. 

The lecture section consists of: 

  • familiarisation with safe working practices,  
  • learning about the applicable legislation, 
  • learning the principles of first aid,  
  • analysing the risks, 
  • clarification of the obligations of the employee and the employer,  
  • post-accident maintenance, 
  • familiarisation with the loading procedure on board the helicopter.  

Practice is a collection of tasks to complete, under the guidance of instructors. You will perform: 

 oil rig worker at work
  • simulation of raw material extraction, 
  • rig review, 
  • securing the workplace, 
  • attempts to operate machines and tools used in the industry, 
  • the correct location of the fire and the use of extinguishing agents,  
  • attempt to travel safely in the helicopter and abandon it, 
  • sounding the alarm during an emergency,  
  • first aid task.  

OPITO certification

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded MEWP ISO 18878 certification authorising you to work on oil rigs on land and at sea. The certificate is valid throughout the European Union. A particularly popular destination for work is Norway and the Norwegian Sea. The certificate is approved by OPITO and is valid for four years from the date of issue. 

Banksman and Slinger 

working on an oil rig

An additional course worth taking if you work in the onshore and offshore industry is Banksman and Slinger training. It allows participants to become qualified to operate and maintain offshore cranes and derricks. Course participants will be taught how to: operate and maintain the machinery, move and suspend loads, in accordance with current health and safety rules. 

For whom are the courses?

The onshore - offshore and Banksman and Slinger courses are open to those who: 

  • are at least 18 years old, 
  • have a basic education, 
  • do not have medical contraindications for this type of work. 

Other courses at ERGON:

  • UDT equipment maintainer, 
  • aerial work platform maintainer, 
  • UDT/TDT/WDT entitlements, 
  • operation of pressure equipment, 
  • UDT training, 
  • TDT entitlements, 
  • UNO - use, risks and TDT powers, 
  • mobile platforms operator mastheads, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • suspended access platform operator
  • aerial work platform operator, 
  • telescopic loader operator, 
  • freight lift operator, 
  • crane operator, 
  • operation and maintenance of unloading and loading equipment, 
  • HDS crane operator, 
  • scissor lift operator freewheeling, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • maintenance of materials handling equipment, 
  • maintainer of equipment for the disabled, 
  • construction machinery operator, 
  • forklift operator, 
  • mobile platform operator, 
  • flange fitter. 

Questions and Answers

Who can take the onshore and offshore qualification course?

Participants must be at least 18 years old, have a basic education and valid medical certificates. 

How valid is the MEWP ISO 18878 certificate?

The certification is valid for four years from the date of issue. 

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