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API Rigging | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites None
  • Student Min/Max 1/16
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the 2nd day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 16 hrs
  • Course Summary

    Employees who work offshore and whose job requires them to handle material of all shapes, sizes and configuration are provided training and education in the skills needed to properly perform this job function. Students learn the recommended safe rigging practices and procedures used for offshore rigs, platforms, boats, and helicopters as defined by API RP 2D 7th edition. This course is accredited by API.

  • Target Audience offshore & onshore employees
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this training the student will be familiar with:

    -    Cargo manifest, reference manual, and certification tag weight load calculations
    -    Vessel loading and unloading

    Rigging Hardware

    -    Sheaves, Blocks identification and inspection
    -    Hooks, Safety Devices
    -    Rings, Links, Swivels
    -    Shackle inspection and application
    -    Turnbuckle recognition
    -    Spreader bar hands on lifting application
    -    Cable Clip identification and inspection
    -    Pad eyes, eyebolts, and other attachment points

    Slings & lifting devices

    -    Billy Pugh Personnel Transfer basket daily and quarterly inspection
    -    Safe working limits involving wire and synthetic slings
    -    Sling types, configuration and angles

    Procedures and Precautions

    -    Load control/taglines
    -    Lift Planning involving JSA and pre-job safety meeting
    -    Inspection/rejection criteria
    -    Unbinding loads
    -    Personnel transfer
    -    Sling handling and storage

    Advanced rigging safety

    -    Pinch points and body positions
    -    Personal protective equipment
    -    Advanced rigging signals/communications
    -    Load stability calculations using CBT training and rigging cards

  • Practical Learning Objectives None
  • Certification Details Course Required By: BSEE, Coast Guard, OSHA

    CFR Reference: API RP 2D 7th edition

    Written Exam: Regulatory required with a minimum score of 70%. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.
  • Validity Period Student is responsible for retraining every four years.
  • Accreditation or Standard
      • Allowed API
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to Bring
            Please bring a government-issued ID.
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            *Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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          Protecting lives and changing cultures since 2003

          Our goal is to ensure that everyone in the energy industry has a safe work environment and the knowledge to perform their duties safely. 

          We know your workers are more than the tasks they perform; they are people with homes, families, and stories. Just as you desire to see each of your employees return home to their families safely, SMS aspires to provide a variety of safety services that help ensure that’s possible. Our responsibility to safety in the energy industry is attained by working together and promoting a safety culture.

          Lafayette, United States Member Since May 2018

          $560 Per Student

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