Winch courses increase safety and can extend working life
Posted on 15.01.2009 - 11:00 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Increasing focus on safety and training from major customers has prompted MacArtney to design and introduce a range of winch operation and maintenance courses. The courses are designed for operators and supervisors, and not only do they increase understanding and safety in working with winches, they also have the added bonus of helping to extend the working life of winches.
Winches used offshore and on vessels are often large, heavy pieces of machinery, and like all other large moving machines need to be operated properly and safely. As winches become more advanced and have more complex functions, knowing how to use them correctly becomes increasingly important.
In response to increased customer focus on safety and correct use, MacArtney has introduced a range of winch training courses.
They are designed to ensure that supervisors and operators have a complete understanding of how the winch functions and how to operate it safely and responsibly.
Two types of courses have been developed; a supervisor course that lasts 3 days and a one-day operator course. Both courses combine theory and practical elements, and this "hands-on" approach can include the customer's own winch system on their site, or can be conducted at the production site.
MacArtney winch courses have been well received by participants, as they explained: "The technical training we received was good enough to leave the course and competently be able to operate and maintain and repair the winch system."