The hardback A5-sized logbook has sections devoted to personal details, the operator’s training record, competence assessment record, and previous experience as well as the actual crane operation record. As well as sections for completion by the operator, there are sections devoted to an explanation of the codes used and worked examples to further clarify use of the logbook.

“Our aim in producing the logbook was to ensure that it proved a valuable and verified tool for all crane operators involved in the potentially hazardous job of offshore lifting operations,” says IMCA technical director Jane Bugler. “Form filling is no-one’s favourite occupation, but sensible use of this logbook aims to ensure that the right man is involved in the right operation with obvious safety benefits.”

Copies of the offshore crane operator’s logbook are available from IMCA at £11 for members and £13.50 for non-members.