Lifting Supervisor

Posted over 2 years ago by MSELECT
Location Basra, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

Mselect is looking to hire a Lifting Supervisor for one of it's Oil & Gas clients in Basra to supervise the lifting and HSSE operations. The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of experience and must be certified in LEEA, LOLA or LOLER, and must be fluent in English and Arabic.


  • Multi-tasking for covering lifting supervisor position when needed
  • Aware of lifting operations standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of mechanical lifting plan, lifting equipment and gears
  • Act as a key member of the Lifting Team
  • The riggers, the Crane Operator and any other person involved in the lift are familiar with and follow the safe system of work and the details and limitations recorded in the lifting plan
  • Crane Operators are suitably trained and competent (if not informs Crane Cocoordinator and QHSSE Manager)
  • The safe working load (SWL) is never exceeded, other than for the express purpose of testing a crane under the supervision of a competent person. There are no exceptions to this
  • Cranes do not operate in any weather conditions that exceed the limit stated for that type of crane
  • The assessment and planning of lifting operations is undertaken and complies with the requirements of the COMPANY lifting operations procedure
  • A suitable and sufficient risk assessment has been carried out, which considers all aspects of the lift including environmental factors such as the proximity of obstructions, underground services, overhead cables and structures
  • Lift plans and method statements for the lifting operation and developed as appropriate
  • Appropriate protection measures are put in place
  • A current thorough examination and/or test record has been issued and is available for each item of lifting equipment and accessory
  • The SWL of the lifting equipment and accessories is adequate for the weight of the load
  • All lifting accessories are clearly marked with their safe working load
  • Correct and up-to-date copies of the Sling Chart and Safe Working Load tables are available, when using multi-leg slings
  • The method of communication is agreed and understood by everyone involved in the lift
  • All personnel involved in the lifting operation have been briefed and understand the risks, methods or work and the equipment to be used including emergency arrangements
  • The appropriate permissions have been gained if it is necessary to position any crane on the confined space (or other public place) to carry out lifting operations
  • The crane will be capable of lifting the required loads at the maximum required radius of operation
  • The work area is kept free of obstructions
  • The weight of each load is known, and that the correct lifting accessories are available
  • Check that there are no restrictions on the access, i.e. check size(s) of vehicles for rigging/derigging
  • All necessary precautions with regards to live overhead electric cables have been taken
  • All work areas are adequately lit
  • Check that there is a rescue plan in place and that it is acceptable in terms of practicality
  • Check the competency, including training and qualifications, of the competent person involved in lifting operations

Health and Safety

  • Strictly follow Health & Safety guidelines set by their superiors at all times
  • To ensure work is executed in a safe manner and in accordance with instructions given to them by their superiors


  • Responsible for following EMS, standards and policies guidelines given to them by their superiors

Hiring Selection Process

  • All candidates will be evaluated and assessed by verbal and written tests upon acceptance for this position


  • LEEA or LOLA or LOLER Certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years in lifting operation
  • Knowledgeable in ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004; OHSAS 18001:2007; NEBOSH
  • Excellent knowledge of HSE Legislation
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required

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