The Outreach Offshore Limited (OOL) Training Department is committed to promoting safe working practice through comprehensive training and customer education. All training courses are delivered by OOL trainers and are ALLMI approved.

Effective training is vital because the improper use of lifting or access equipment can result in dangerous circumstances. It is essential that operating personnel possess the correct knowledge and skills to ensure operator safety and the safety of others.

Failure to understand and comply with current legislation and regulations can result in prosecution and even imprisonment. We believe fervently that the safe, effective operation of potentially dangerous equipment should be second nature to all who plan, supervise and operate in such circumstances.

OOL Training offers comprehensive, high quality courses providing trainees with certification under internationally recognised standards. The company is reviewing and updating courses constantly.

Courses cover specific legal requirements and operating standards, and also improve employees’ overall attitude to safety, increase productivity, enhance awareness and help reduce costs of unnecessary accidents, downtime, damage to equipment and claims.

Customers experience expert tuition by dedicated, qualified instructors. Courses can be held at OOL training centre in Falkirk or at an alternate venue, providing suitable facilities are available on site.

Current Legislation & Regulations

All those responsible for operation of lifting, handling and access equipment should be aware of current legislation and regulations relating to the safe and proper use of the equipment. This includes:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that all people at work should receive adequate information, instruction, training and supervision
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that workers using any equipment must be properly trained to do so.
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005 states that no person should work at height unless they are competent to do so.
  • The Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and 2006 (LOLER) set out an approved code of practice for ensuring every lifting operation is properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out safely.