Petro-Base Training Center

Petro-Base Training Center

Petro-Base Training Center PBTC is equipped with Forklifts, Mobile Crane, slings and rigging hardware designed to teach proper load handling, rigging and NDT techniques. The classrooms are designed for maximum comfort and ease of learning. Programs are designed to meet OSHA, BSI, API.

Our aim is to be the first choice training center that provides practical and hands- on training for personnel of manufacturing, marine, construction, engineering, government, Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria. We do this by offering the very best learning and development solutions customized to our client’s needs.

Our courses are delivered at Petro-Base Training Center and as well as provide On-site Training on request.
The courses are accredited by professional trade associations IADC DIT, ASNT and delivered in accordance with their awarding body’s guideline and approved codes of practice.

Specialized NDT training is offered with strong focus on practical experience for our trainees after which they can go for certification. This courses also are for candidates who have been certified and require practical training.

Our instructors undergo train-the-trainer certification periodically and are experienced in their field. The training covers both theoretical and hands-on experience to help improve the skills and knowledge, thereby delivering high quality training consistent with the culture of the Petro-Base Group as an organization.

Our Courses Includes

Course Outlines

Course Title: Aerial Lift Operator

Aerial Lift Operator course provide instruction to ensure equipment operators are fully aware of the hazards associated with boom supported, scissor and articulating aerial lifts. Operators will learn the technical aspects of aerial lift safety along with specialized instruction on training techniques.
Course Modules:
Operational safety, use of controls, operating techniques, controlling the work area, evaluating ground conditions and proper ground support, overhead utility precautions, out of level and rollover protection, capacity limitations, use of fall arrest systems, roadway access and performing a pre-use and daily inspections.
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Appointed Person for Lifting Operations

This course provides training for personnel(s) who are in the Lifting and Rigging profession and those who supervise others in this field. Persons completing this training will understand their responsibility to ensure proper Lifting and Rigging methods are used and that all variables which could result in a failure are accounted for through planning and proper selection of gear. Trainees will also fully understand the hazardous nature of a variety of types of Lifting Appliances and Accessories and be familiar with the requirements necessary to operate safely, to perform a daily pre operational inspection and how to avoid unplanned occurrences and accidents. This course is accomplished in accordance with applicable regulations, standards, manufacturer’s requirements, recommendations and accepted practices.
Course Modules:
  • Knowledge of Laws and Regulations (Nigerian, UK and US)
  • Responsibilities of Appointed Person.
  • How to identifying Crane Types.
  • How to Identify Crane Failures and Accidents.
  • Crane Stability and Structural Competence.
  • Interpretation and use of load rating charts.
  • Crane Operational Safety.
  • Power Line Contact.
  • How to Conduct Pre-Use Inspection of Lifting Appliance and General Lifting gears/Accessories.
  • How to Select Lifting gears/Accessories suitable for lifting activities.
  • How to Apply Hitches suitable for the Specific Task.
  • How to Calculate Sling Tension in Bridle Sling Legs.
  • How to Calculate the Weight of Load.
  • How to Apply Tag Lines in Accordance to Acceptable Regulations.
  • How to Apply Appropriate Safety Measures and have necessary precautions when working near overhead electrical power lines.
  • Use of Rigging Tools common to the industry.
  • How to use the Rigger's Pocket Guide.
Course Duration:
4 days, 32 Contact hours.

Course Title: Banksman/Slinger

This program includes technical training and the required examination to meet OSHA standards. The course illustrates the proper use and pre-use inspection of rigging gear, slings and below-the-hook lifting devices to ensure those who complete training is competent.
Course Modules:
  • Wire Rope Slings and Proper Use
  • Synthetic Web Slings and Proper Use
  • Synthetic Round Slings and Proper Use
  • Chain Slings and Proper Use
  • Rigging Hardware and Proper Use
  • Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • Pre-Use Sling and Gear Inspection
  • How to Verify the Working Load Limit
  • Sling & Hardware Rating Charts
  • Sling Angles and their effect on Rigging
  • Load Balance and Center of Gravity
  • How to Determine Load Weight
  • Manufacturer’s instructions, limitations, specifications and recommendations
  • Sling Hitches and Applications
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Forklift Operator

Powered Industrial Trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, represent one of the greatest potential job-site hazards in industry. Forklift Operator Training program covers both vertical mast and telescopic boom forklifts, and teaches participants to qualify forklift operators in accordance with OSHA 29CFR Part 1910.178 (Powered Industrial Trucks). This course meets OSHA and ASME training and operator qualification requirements

Course Modules:
  • Principles of a lift truck
  • Operating safety
  • Lifting, lowering and tilting
  • Forklift capacity
  • Forward and side stability
  • Direction change and stopping
  • Traveling on ramps
  • Traveling on uneven ground
  • Crossing rail road tracks
  • Extending & raising boom
  • Working around power lines
  • Working with signals
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Normal shutdown procedures
  • Emergency shutdown procedures
  • Fire extinguisher requirements
  • Controls and instruments
  • Safety rules
  • Refuelling safety
  • Battery safety and charging
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Mobile Crane Operator.

Mobile Crane Operator Training is designed for operators, safety personnel, and supervisors of all types of Mobile Cranes. Training thoroughly covers cranes regulated by OSHA 1926, 1910, and ASME B30.5. They will learn critical elements that include; operational characteristics, load charts, proper set-up, use of jibs and extensions, load indicating devices, crane stability, structural competence, pre-use & periodic inspections, hazard awareness, power line hazards, operator responsibilities, job planning, with extensive workshop interaction.
Course Modules:
  • Crane operational characteristics
  • Frequent and periodic inspections
  • How to read and apply load charts
  • How to use a range diagram
  • Quadrants of operation
  • Reeving and line pull
  • Proper mobile crane set-up
  • Evaluating ground and soil stability
  • Outriggers and pad loading
  • Use of jibs and extensions
  • Stability vs Structural competence
  • Evaluating the load
  • Wire rope types and inspection
  • Accident prevention and root cause
  • How to determine load weight
  • Effects of side loading
  • Power line contact prevention
  • Crane hands signals
  • Personnel lifting
  • OSHA/ASME compliance
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Offshore Crane Operator

This course is to provide Offshore Crane Operators and associated personnel with fundamental safe working procedures to be followed during crane lifting operations in accordance with rules on qualification requirements for the operation of cranes. The trainee gets an insight into principles of offshore crane construction, operation, maintenance and use, so that incidents and accidents in connection with lifting operations are avoided.
Course Modules:
  • Responsibilities and competence of personnel involved in lifting operations
  • Risk Assessment and preparation of Lift Plans
  • Execution of crane operations
  • Types of offshore cranes and their components
  • Understand working limitations of cranes.
  • Understand and control hazards during crane operation.
  • Understands crane maintenance and inspection needs.
  • Operate a crane and do a basic lifting plan
  • How to determine load weight
  • Effects of side loading
  • Safety equipment and overload prevention
  • Personnel lifting
  • How to read and apply load charts
  • Standard and regulations requirements for operator
  • Crane hands signals
  • Safe use of offshore cranes
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Overhead Crane Operator

Overhead crane and hoist training provides instruction on safe operating practices, proper load handling, pre-use inspection and accident avoidance. We place emphasis on informing the operator on the interaction of overhead crane components which makes an operator better able to provide early detection of unsafe conditions.
Course Modules:
  • Size and characteristics of cranes
  • Emergency shutdown procedures
  • Locate and verify access to crane disconnect
  • Lockout / tag-out requirements
  • Control labeling and conditioning
  • Pendant control strain relief
  • Warning and capacity labeling
  • Bumper and stop requirements
  • Load block, hook and latch
  • How to determine load weight
  • How to avoid side pulling & load swing
  • How to conduct a hoist brake check
  • Load path and personnel safety
  • Activation of warning alarm
  • Operation of hoist, bridge and trolley
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Safe Use of Lifting Equipment

This course defines the minimum training required by slingers, lifting operations operators and supervisors, HSE personnel for safe lifting operations. At the end of this training, candidates shall have knowledge of safe use of lifting equipment which includes the type, usage, inspection, maintenance and operational techniques of lifting equipment.
Course Modules:
  • Instructions for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment
  • How to prepare lift plan
  • How to determine load weight
  • How to read and apply load charts
  • Standard and regulations requirements for lifting operations
  • Crane hands signals
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Title: Self Loader Operator

The Boom Truck Operator Training program is specifically designed to upgrade the existing knowledge and skill levels of experienced operators, trainees, safety personnel, inspectors, maintenance personnel, managers and supervisors. The information provided in the classroom is reinforced with hands-on application sessions on a boom truck crane at training facilities or with trainee equipment at their site. All personnel attending this program will gain significant and useful skills and will leave with a stronger understanding and appreciation of the requirements and responsibilities of Boom Truck Operators.
Course Modules:
  • Operator Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Principles of Boom Truck Operations
  • Proper Forms and Methods of Communication
  • Proper Use of Hand and Voice Signals
  • Applicable OSHA & ANSI/ASME Safety Standards
  • Proper Boom Truck Set-up
  • Selection and Use of Safety and Operational Devices
  • Below the Hook Lifting Devices
  • Operations During Various Inclement Weather Conditions
  • Dangers of Power Lines
  • Equipment Overload, Shock Loading, Two-Blocking
  • Load Chart Interpretations and Applications
  • Lift Planning & Verifying the Weight of the Load
  • Load Control & Center of Gravity Determination
  • Controlling Load Swing
  • Basic Rigging Principles
  • Determining Center of Gravity
  • Sling Selection, Inspection and Sling Angles
  • Wire Rope Construction and Inspection
  • Pre-Operation & Post Operation Inspections
  • Equipment Maintenance and Inspection
  • Minimizing the Opportunity for Accidents
Course Duration:
2 days, 16 Contact hours.

Course Content not vetted by IADC as part of DIT Accreditation