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Mobile Crane Training

Course Objectives

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to operate mobile cranes for lifting operations on construction sites and other allied industries.

Target Delegates

Good hand/eye co-ordination is also required. Please note that a Group C category licence is required for driving on the open road, however this is not essential for the course.

Course Content

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with underpinning knowledge in order for them to under stand the role and responsibility of the mobile crane operator. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able to rig and de-rig an All Terrain crane. Operate the crane to lift, transfer and position loads and carry out routine maintenance.

Topics covered during this course include:
  • Legislation - LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA, codes of practice - BS7121
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with lifting operations
  • Crane appreciation - crane types, capabilities and limitations
  • Duty charts
  • Crane terminology
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Crane stability/ground conditions
  • Rated Capacity Indicator (RCI) and Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Lifting accessories, types of accessories and use
  • Sling angles
  • Communications (Radio, verbal and hand signals etc)
  • Rigging and De-rigging of cranes according to written instructions
  • Configuring cranes according to work specifications
  • Hoisting, slewing and derricking following the instruction of the slinger/signaller
  • Controlling load movement
  • Routine maintenance
  • Use of crane on free on wheels duties
  • Use of crane on pick and carry duties


Up to 10 days depending on candidate numbers and if pick and carry, blocked or all duties licence is required.


Successful candidates will be awarded either an NPORS accreditation or Sussex Transport | Training Division accreditation.

Course Assessment

Each canidate will be required to undertake a theory and practical assessment covering all aspects of mobile crane operation.

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