About this Training Course

From contract signing to project execution, the efficient and safe execution of heavy transportation and lifting involves a variety of specialised load handling equipment and qualified people. At the end of the 2-day advanced course, a multiple choice evaluation test will be done in order to evaluate what participants have learned.

Key topics covered:

  1. Forces, Mass and Center Of Gravity
  2. Heavy Transport with Hydraulic Platform Trailer
  3. Lifting of Loads with Two Or More Cranes
  4. Maintenance and Inspection
  5. Skidding, Jacking & Moving Techniques
  6. Set Up of a Project Planning
  7. Preparation of a Cost Estimate
  8. Load-outs of Extreme Heavy Lifts
  9. Safety and Risk Analysis
  10. Heavy Lift Shipping
  11. Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Since 2008, more than 2,700 delegates in 26 countries have attended this course. This course is approved for 15 SDU points.

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped to:

  • Choose the right crane
  • Estimate forces in a lifting sling
  • Calculate the centre of gravity properly
  • Calculate weights
  • Select the right spreader beam
  • Prevent costly accidents
  • Improve safety performance

This 2-day course will benefit experienced:

  • Construction Managers
  • Warrantee Surveyors
  • Heavy lift Specialists
  • Heavy Transport Specialists
  • Project Engineers
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Engineers
  • Freight Forwarders
  • QHSE Engineers
  • Cargo and Loading Specialists
  • Those involved in daily movements and lifting operations of heavy loads with more than five years of experience

Through the use of videos, animations, discussions and presentations, this 2-day advanced course has been designed to train personnel with more than five years of experience and organisations involved with heavy lifting and transports and equip them with the relevant knowledge to prevent costly accidents and improve safety performance.

With 45 years of experience in the Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping and Offshore Industry, expert course leader’s mission is to improve safety in the industry and help companies as well as individuals to improve their skills and operations. Since 2008, more than 2,700 delegates in 26 countries have attended his course.

He was a Heavy Lift Specialist with Jumbo Offshore and founder of Krabbendam Advies Service. A Master of Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, he has worked with Big Lift, Mammoet and van Seumeren and co-founded ITREC. He helped to set up Jumbo Offshore and was involved in the development of its super heavy lift carrier fleet, the J-Class, which uses two 900 ton mast cranes for subsea installation works, and since August 2009 has been equipped with a newly installed deepwater lowering system enabling Jumbo to transport and install heavy loads in up to 3,000 m water depth. Since retiring from Jumbo in 2010, he dedicates his time to transfer his know how and experience in the 2-day “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore” seminars and works as a freelance Heavy Lift Consultant.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

PetroEdge has shown professionalism in organising courses by engaging world reputed trainer. Which helped me to understand better in heavy lifting management. PetroEdge exceeded the expectations.

Lead Safety Engineer, Singapore Refining Company Private Limited

Thank you for coming to Moscow and sharing your knowledge with my team and partners. We hope that the first seminar you did was the beginning of a vast learning program that we plan for the Russian heavy cargo specialists. According to our feedback survey, your presentation was very well received and appreciated by all the participants. Our company pays particular attention to the safety of cargo and people and that is why we feel it’s important to share the principles presented by you with all the market leaders.

General Director, Beluga Projects Logistic, CJSC

I would like to thank you very much indeed for your valuable seminar. Thanks to you, I have learnt many points which helped to increase my knowledge and experience.

Senior Project Engineer, Misnak International Transportation Textile and Trade Ltd

In all honesty, I personally find your seminar very fruitful and I must thank you for your generosity in sharing your vast experience in heavy lifting with all participants. Your handouts and videos are very interesting. More importantly, it helps us to be aware of safety risks which can still happen despite advancements in technology.

Marine & Transport Risk Consultant, AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance

First of all. Thank you very much for your excellent 2 days of Master class training in Singapore. I have enjoyed every moment listening to your presentation today and sure learned a lot of things out of the 2-days session.

Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Singapore

Excellent course for anybody associated with Heavy Lifts. I have learned from a highly experienced instructor with in-depth knowledge of the subject and wish that the course duration could be more to get the maximum benefit. Well done & thanks.

Maintenance Manager, MPSC- Bahrain