Safety training delivered by experts

NSL offer a variety of specialised courses, mixing e-Learning and practical sessions to provide a blended learning experience.

Training can be delivered online, on-site, at the clients location, or at an NSL training centre where we have custom built facilities focused on delivering training and developing competence for roles such as riggers, banksman, rescue teams and more.

All of our Instructors are experts in rigging, crane and mechanical related operations and our portfolio of courses includes those accredited by industry bodies such as OPITO, NPORS, EAL and RTITB.


Purpose built training centre

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


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.


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

Practical Industry led Training ensuring skills for improved Operational Safety in the disciplines of:

  • Lifting Operations
  • Inspection & Equipment Management
  • Working at Height & Confined Space
  • Health & Safety
  • Crane Training & Assessment
  • Forklift Training & Assessment

For a list of current training courses and ways to book please see the links below.

Purpose built training centre


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.

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

How can we help?

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