NPORS: Marine Knuckle Boom Crane (N014)

Course Summary

This NPORS course is designed for anyone who works or wants to work on a Marine Knuckle Boom Crane.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course delegates should be able to answer and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of offshore crane lifting operations, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular Marine Knuckle Boom Crane to be used
  • Be able to interpret the requirements of the lift plan and risk assessment
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Set up an exclusion zone, explaining actions required for emergency situations and identify any hazards
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Marine Knuckle Boom Crane use
  • Conduct all pre-operational and running checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements
  • Identify and inspect suitability of landing area
  • Prepare the Marine Knuckle Boom Crane for lifting duties as well as over side lifts
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently taking into consideration sea uplift and moving vessel decks
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures

Maximum number of learners



Novice: 3 days

Refresher: 3 days

Experienced Workers Test: 1 day


Theory question paper.

Practical assessment.


Delegates will be awarded a NPORS ID card, valid for 5 years.

If required, a certificate of attendance can also be provided at an additional charge.


Please get in contact either by phoning the office on 028 30 838 267 or by emailing to discuss a price.


We run this course at our premises in Newry and for our clients across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland at their premises or a suitable site of their choosing.

*The following course(s) have been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers

Any Questions, Get in touch.