Training overview

Developing competence and reducing risk in the energy and industrial markets.

Having worked in the offshore industry since 1975, Altrad Sparrows has unrivalled experience in offshore lifting operations, competence assessment and training.

Our goal is to help build a strong safety culture in the workforce, reducing the frequency and severity of incidents which could cause harm to people or property. We are the only company in the world to offer onshore coaching in a real offshore pedestal crane and a crane simulator.

Delivered by our experts who are all staff and have hands-on experience in their fields, our programmes enable and ensure students reach Sparrows’ exacting and industry-leading standards.

Training programmes are accredited to ISO:9001, OPITO and BFPA in the UK and API RP2D in the US.

As well as offering a number of standard courses, unlike many other training providers, we also offer bespoke training solutions that meet our clients exact objectives. We can deliver our training at your location, both offshore and onshore.

We deliver a range of tailored and standard training courses that ensure competence and raise standard in the industrial sector

As specialists in lifting and fluid power services our training is recognised as the highest standard across the world. The training courses we deliver to the industrial sector include:

  • Crane operator, lifting device training
  • Forklift, aerial platform training
  • Rigger training
  • Lift team coaching
  • Competency assessment
  • Hydraulic and electrical training
  • Customised training programmes.

Global training portfolio

Contact us to find out where and when our courses are taking place. Our team are on hand to discuss any of your training requirements, including bespoke solutions that we can deliver at your location, both offshore and onshore.

Use our contact form at the bottom of this page or contact our regional hubs directly.

For our UK centre and general enquiries please call our dedicated sales team on +44 (0) 1224 791700 or email training.booking@sparrowsgroup.com

For enquiries in the USA please call +1 985 790 1662.

For enquiries in the UAE please call +971 565 207 835 / + 971 568 896 534.

For enquiries in Africa please email AfricaTraining@sparrowsgroup.com

For enquiries in the Caspian area please email CaspianTraining@sparrowsgroup.com

Worldwide training capability

We offer our industry-leading training at our worldwide training centre locations, or we have the capability to deliver bespoke and standard training at your location, both onshore and offshore.

All of our centres have portable crane simulators that can be easily deployed to any location and we have state of the art mainframe simulators in Aberdeen and Houma.

The portable simulator we have in the US can be driven to any client location, saving travelling time and costs for your people.

At our centre of excellence in Aberdeen, a Liebherr BOS 2600 pedestal crane is mounted over a flooded quarry. This unique set-up provides a ‘hands-on’ experience and enables trainee operators to practice and build their skills in the offloading and backloading of supply vessels.

The majority of courses we run at our centre of excellence in Aberdeen are available to book online.

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2 yearly Hydraulic & Friction Clutch Assessment Training Centre
Aerial Lift
Crane Inspection Course
Appliance Rigging
Appointed Person
Banksman Slinger/Gantry Crane
Banksman Slinging & Rigging Simple Lifting Operations
Basic Slinging/Lifting Operations
Crane Coaching Mentoring
Contract Support Assignments
Crane Maintenance
DROPS
EA1 Crane Maintenance Training
EA1 Crane Operator Training & Familiarisation
EA1 Crane Operator Training & Train the Trainer Assessment
Electrics for Hydraulics Engineers/Proportional Control
Emergency Crane Operations Training
Forklift Operator Training
Gantry Crane Training (availability offshore)
HSE Lifting Operations Training Programme
H1 Hydraulics Competence Assessment
Hydraulic Awareness
Hydraulic Safety, Hose and Fittings Practical Course
Intermediate Rigger (Level 2)
Knuckle Boom Crane Training - Simulator
Level 1 Hydraulics Training Programme
Level 2 Hydraulics Training Programme
Lift Plan Risk Assessment
Lift Planning
Lift Planning Coaching
Lifting Appreciation
Lifting Equipment User
Lifting Operations Training
Lifting Supervisor/Deck Foreman
LOLER Competent Person Training
Long Line Simulator Development Training
Mobile Crane Operator & Rigger
Offshore Crane Appreciation
Offshore Crane Operator stage 1 & 2 Combined Training
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 Assessement
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 1 Training /evaluation
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Assessment - theory only
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Training / Assessment
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Assessment - Friction Clutch
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Assessment With Knuckle Boom
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2 Re-Assessment
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Assessment
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Assessment with Knuckleboom
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Pre-Competence Assessment
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Re-Assessment
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Re-Assessment - theory only
Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 Re-assessment on Simulator
Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)
Powered Overhead Crane Inspector
Powered Overhead Crane Operator
Proportional Control
Qualified Rigger (API RP 2D)
Reaction and Awareness Training
Rigging Loft Management / Lifting Equipment Inspection
Scissor Lift
Simulator Development - Offshore Crane Operator Stage 2
Simulator Development - Offshore Crane Operator stage 3
Simulator Development programme
Sparrows Banksman & Slinger Initial Training
Sparrows Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment
Sparrows Banksman & Slinger Competence Reassessment
Sparrows Rigger Initial Training
Sparrows Rigger Competence Assessment
Sparrows Rigger Competence Reassessment
Sparrows Rigging & Lifting Stage 1
Working at Height
Wire Rope Inspection
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OPITO Approved Banksman & Slinger Competence Assessment/re-assessment
OPITO Approved Banksman & Slinger Initial Training
OPITO Approved LOLER Competent Person Assessment/re-assessment
OPITO Approved Rigger Competence Assessment/re-assessment
OPITO Approved Rigger Initial Training
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Rope Access level 1
Rope Access Level 2
Rope Access Level 3