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Ritchies Offshore Services Ltd has been providing technical knowledge and operator training for over 30 years and is one of the leading training organisation operating today.

Our reputation for reliability, quality of instruction and consistency is evident within the following industry sectors:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Maritime
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • CAA/Airports

We specialise in Construction Plant Operator Training, Heavy Lift Crane Operations, HSE Consultancy and Management Solutions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Our instructors coach and mentor delegates, equipping them with the skills to better supervise, coordinate, train and evaluate all team members.

Training courses are a mix of theoretical and practical exercises. We offer a wide range of accredited or in-house courses, delivered on your premises.

Courses can also be tailored to company specific procedures when required.

Excavator Training

Our Courses

Oil and Gas

Oil & Gas

  • HSE Safety Passport
  • NEBOSH (General & International)
  • Crane Lifting Operations
  • Crane Appointed Person / Supervisor
  • Work @ Height + Rescue
  • Permit to Work
  • Site Lifting Competent Person
  • Man Rider (Air Winch) Operations
  • Rigging & Fleeting Loads
  • Fire Warden and safe use of Fire Extinguisher
  • Basic Electrical Safety
  • Defensive Driving + Heavy Vehicles
  • Hand Tool Safety
  • Forklift Operations
  • Hazard Identification
  • Emergency First Aid @ work (Inc. AED)
  • Lock Out Tag Out
  • Tugger Winch Operations

Oil & Gas training is delivered by Offshore and Onshore experienced training personnel our courses are designed for both technical and non-technical staff



  • HSE Safety Passport (CSCS Green Card)
  • Rigging & Fleeting Loads
  • Crane Lifting Operations
  • Crane Appointed Person / Supervisor
  • Slinger Signaller
  • Safe Work @ Height + Rescue
  • Harness & fall Arrest
  • 180, 360 Excavators
  • Excavators used as Cranes
  • Forward / Rear Tipping Dump Trucks
  • Crushers
  • Tracked Dozers
  • Graders
  • Counterbalance / Reach Flt
  • Narrow Isle Flt
  • Pallet Stacker (Ride on /Pedestrian)
  • Telescopic Handler & Suspended Loads
  • Landfill Compactor
  • Loader Compressor
  • Road Roller
  • Rough Terrain Lift Truck
  • Shunter Vehicle
  • Side loader
  • Skidd Steer Loader
  • Skip Lorries
  • Loading Shovel
  • Lorry Loader
  • MEWP Boom/ Scissor
  • Material Re handler 360
  • Plant Mover / Loader Securer
  • Road Planer / Paver
  • Container Handler
  • Lifting Gear Inspection / Examination

We provide Construction & Plant Training services for industries such as construction, civil engineering, utilities, local authorities, emergency services, warehousing and distribution.

Crane Lifting Operations

Crane Lifting Operations

  • Mobile cranes
  • Crawler cranes
  • Tower cranes
  • Pedestrian operated cranes
  • Overhead / Gantry cranes
  • Dockside cranes
  • Floating cranes
  • Heavy lift cranes
  • Appointed Person
  • Lift Supervisor
  • Marine Knuckle Boom Cranes
  • Rigging & Fleeting Loads

Technical Authority in Crane lifting & Hosting Operations We offer a consultancy service for all aspects of lifting operations and provide qualified personnel to implement lift plans, review, and approve risk assessments, review crane lifting and rigging policies / standards and safety management systems for lifting operations.

Renewable and Nuclear Energy

Renewable & Nuclear Energy

  • HSE Safety Passport (CSCS Green Card)
  • Rigging & Fleeting Loads
  • Crane Lifting Operations
  • Crane Appointed Person / Supervisor
  • Slinger Signaller
  • Safe Work @ Height + Rescue
  • Harness & fall Arrest
  • Tracked Dozers
  • Graders
  • MEWP Boom/ Scissor
  • Telescopic Handler & Suspended Loads
  • Loading Shovel
  • Road Roller
  • 180, 360 Excavators

Ritchies delivers safety courses required by major companies in the wind power / nuclear industry. We can deliver the courses when our clients need it, as well as plan to the specific demands of each client.


Training Resources

In this section of the site you will find all the necessary course information and forms needed in advance of attending any of our training courses. Please download and study this information and fill out any relevant paperwork for your instructor prior to starting your course.

Ritchies Offshore Training

Train the Trainer 5/10 Days

The course enables novice or existing instructors already accredited by another awarding body e.g. RTITB, ALLMI, ITSSAR, IPAF to successfully complete a NPORS train the trainer course.

The course provides candidates with the instructional ability to be able to provide training both in house and on a commercial basis must hold the appropriate qualifications and experience necessary to train and assess operators.

Ritchies Offshore Training

(Red) Trained Operators Card

Issued after initial training; it has a two year life span and it is not renewable.

(Upgrade to a Blue Operators Card).

(Blue) Competent Operators Card

Operators must complete an N/SVQ level 2 in Construction Plant Operations. It ensures that you are developing and improving on your operating skills to a sufficient level of competence and it has a five year life span.

Ritchies Offshore Training

Other Courses Available Airports / Local Authorities

We provide comprehensive winter maintenance training, including precautionary gritting before ice forms or snow falls as well as clearing fallen snow

  • Runway Snow Plough
  • Runway Sweeper
  • Aircraft De Icer
  • Runway De Icer
  • Ambi Lift
  • Aircraft Tow Tractor
  • Road Sweeper
  • Gritter and Snow Plough
  • Snow Cutters
  • Snow Blower


Address: Ritchies Offshore Training Ltd
25 Castle Wemyss Drive
Wemyss Bay
PA18 6BU

Phone: 07973425488

Email: info@ritchiesoffshoreservices.com