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Lifting, Assurance, Intervention & Training (NSL)

About NSL

Our lifting specialists have been delivering expertise, guidance and competency development across multiple industries for over three decades.

Supporting simple to the most complex client projects around the globe, our Lifting Technical Authorities and Technical Specialists provide practical solutions and results based on decades of field experience, making lifting operations safer while keeping our clients compliant.

NSL’s range of services blend perfectly together to provide customers with a complete safety package, including individual assessments, procedure development, provision of on-site specialists, technical assistance and practical training courses supported by handbooks, posters, videos & interactive tools.

From our offices in Aberdeen, UK and Houston, USA, as well as at operational work-site locations across the globe, NSL provides an unrivalled service – whenever and wherever required.

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NSL Academy

Experienced Instructors

The NSL Academy Instructors are not only specialists in their fields, but they also have years of experience in rigging, crane and mechanical related operations.

To ensure the quality and consistency of our courses, Academy Instructors complete rigorous in-house training and are assessed on an on-going basis for each individual course to ensure they are competent to deliver to the high NSL standard.

In addition, all Academy Instructors are SQA approved skills assessors

Experienced Instructors

Technical Review and Audit

Our highly skilled lifting engineers and instructors can perform technical reviews or audits on your lifting operations to identify potential weaknesses or problems.

We will then make recommendations to enable issues to be addressed and assist with improvement to systems and processes.

Furthermore, NSL can help you resolve such issues by supplying a host of support services as follows:

  • On-the-job training, Coaching & Mentoring
  • Provision of bespoke training courses
  • Workplace competence assessment

Purpose built training centre

Operating and delivering at our advanced and ultra-modern training environment in Aberdeen, using our 3-storey rigging and lifting frame, we can simulate both offshore platform and multi-floor construction work sites.

We also offer training in Houston, USA via partner facilities.


Training delivered in familiar settings

On-site training at client sites has the benefit of developing individuals in a familiar environment using a plant and equipment which the delegates know and understand. This gives real world "on the job" experience and knowledge in a cost effective and confidence raising manner.

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Training delivered in familiar settings


Ensuring Knowledge & Capability

NSL have long been considered an innovator in the development of lifting personnel, can build on the knowledge, ability and behaviours of individuals and companies as whole.

Whether you require a bespoke competency framework or want to follow one of our accredited training schemes, we can tailor our delivery to suit.

NSL can also offer clients various training and competence process maps for disciplines such as:

  • Slingers
  • Banksmen
  • Riggers
  • Lifting Equipment Inspectors
  • Mobile and Pedestal Crane Operators
  • Site Competent Personnel, and
  • Lifting Technical Authorities
Ensuring Knowledge & Capability