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Our Services


 Standard and bespoke reviews are designed to assess lifting procedures and operations to identify compliance, non-compliance and offer recommendations.

A safe system of work for lifting equipment and lifting operations, comprising of policy, process and procedure of operational lifting are available from First Competence.


First Competence’s Technical Department can be contacted / employed to:


  • Review / comment on lift plans

  • Produce presentations

  • Produce graphic illustrations

  • Assist in incident / accident Investigations

  • Technical advice / clarification

Get in touch if you need, short or long term, competent lifting personnel, such as:


  • Slingers and Banksmen

  • Riggers

  • Competent / Appointed Persons

  • Lifting Technical Authorities


First Competence onsite training is designed to be informative, engaging and accredited or aligned with industry standards and best practices. 

First Competence are delighted to announce their SQA Centre Approval and their iLEAD-SQA Lifting Competence Programme accreditation


First Competence analytics is designed to measure compliance and performance processes.  Clients will be able to view specific criteria along with a projected overview of their current operational risk.

Development of Workplace Virtual Reality Training & Assessment 


Planning lifting operations is essential for producing safe lifting operations.

Employers must ensure that every lifting operation involving lifting equipment is carefully planned by a Competent Person

The First Competence DMS is a simple online tool designed to enable clients / operators to efficiently plan and display the loads on their asset deck / landing areas providing offshore and onshore logistics stakeholders with a live view of their layout.

Our Safety Handbooks