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Lorry Mounted Crane Training in Manchester


Fully accredited lorry mounted crane training courses. 1 to 5 day course, depending on experience.

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Lorry Mounted Crane training courses

Pro Trainers UK is an accredited lifting and banksman training organisation in Manchester with the LANTRA, I.T.S.S.A.R. and National Plant (NPORS) training bodies. Our training is delivered to an exceptional standard and is monitored regularly to ensure quality. Our lorry mounted crane certification is nationally recognised and can be used nationwide.

All of our lorry mounted crane training courses include: 

  • Training courses for Lorry Mounted Cranes

  • Certification options for Quality Assurance, NPORS, LANTRA and ITSSAR

  • Full Certification and Test Fees

  • Provision of ID card with photograph

  • Certificate of Basic Training

  • A detailed course manual with working exercises (except Refresher courses)

  • Lorry Mounted Crane courses are only available onsite



Our Lorry Mounted Crane Training Courses


Lorry Mounted Crane Novice Course

At Pro Trainers UK, we're committed to delivering lifting and banksman training that not only meets but exceeds the standards set by industry bodies. Our lorry mounted crane courses are meticulously designed to ensure your team reaches the pinnacle of operational proficiency. We take pride in our detailed assessment reports, tailored specifically to each course, giving you the peace of mind that your employees are fully competent in all aspects of the training.

Course Name: Lorry Mounted Crane Training

Target Audience: Novices or operators looking to expand their skills to other types of lifting machinery.

Duration: Varies based on specific needs. Typically 2 day with a maximum of 4 participants

Availability: Our lorry-mounted crane courses are currently only available onsite.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the ability to operate a lorry mounted crane.

  • Enhance employability with a broader skill set.

  • Receive a comprehensive certification for lorry mounted cranes.


Key Assessment Areas

Pro Trainers UK adheres to the stringent guidelines set by NPORS & ITSSAR to ensure that your staff receive training of the highest quality. Our assessment report is meticulously crafted to evaluate participants' competency in all aspects of the lorry-mounted crane training course, instilling confidence in their abilities to meet course requirements effectively.

1. Pre-Operational Checks: Conducted thorough checks on essential components including engine oil, coolant, fuel, wheels & tyres, hydraulic oil, rams & pipes, controls, brakes, steering, instruments, stabilisers, automatic safe load indicator, guards, jib, hooks, slings, and attachments.Ensured all test certificates are up-to-date.

2. Area/Site Checks: Assessed potential risks posed by factors such as other site personnel and vehicles, ground conditions, overhead obstructions, power lines, trees, soft verges, and weather conditions to ensure a safe operating environment.

3. Load Safety: Ensured proper handling of loads by considering factors like weight, size, location, lifting points, distribution, and the presence of loose or moving parts. Positioned loads safely and checked lifting equipment/attachments for serviceability.

4. Safe Load Indicator: Monitored the safe load indicator to ensure safe operation, including understanding and explaining duty chart requirements. Checked and adjusted stabilisers as needed.

5. Loading/Unloading: Successfully lifted and placed loads at varying heights and distances, adhering to specified parameters. Conducted loading and unloading operations efficiently and safely, while utilising appropriate attachments such as hooks, clams, or grabs.

6. Attachments: Utilised special attachments in connection with loads as required, ensuring proper handling and safety. Collaborated with a banksman/signaller when necessary to facilitate safe lifting operations.

7. Transportation: Prepared the crane for transportation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, ensuring secure stowage of the JIB and all stabilisers.

8. End of Shift: Completed end-of-shift procedures including refuelling, parking the vehicle in a designated safe area, applying the parking brake, removing the ignition key, conducting defect checks, and leaving the vehicle in a safe and secure condition.

Testing and Certification Details


The Practical Test and Its Importance

Our lorry mounted crane training culminates in a practical test, a crucial step towards certification. This test, validated and approved by either NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR or Quality Assurance (depending on your preferences) is a comprehensive evaluation of your crane operating skills. Passing this test signifies that you have attained the proficiency required to operate a lorry mounted crane safely and effectively. It's important to note that this test is not just a formality; it's a rigorous assessment that ensures you are ready for real-world crane operations.


Three stages of Training

Basic Training: This is where you'll learn the fundamentals of crane operation, including handling and safety procedures. It's the first step towards becoming a competent operator.

Specific Job Training: Tailored to your workplace, this stage includes training on specific handling attachments and knowledge of the work environment.

Familiarisation Training: Conducted on the job under close supervision, this stage allows you to apply what you've learned in a practical setting, ensuring you're comfortable and competent in your specific work context.


Test Revisions & Expectations

The practical test has undergone revisions to ensure it remains relevant and challenging. These changes include an updated marking sheet, where certain faults may now score higher, reflecting the emphasis on safety and precision in operations. Additionally, the test now includes a written component, where candidates are expected to achieve a minimum score of 80%. This includes both multiple-choice and open questions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of lorry mounted crane operation.


1. What level of training is suitable for operating a lorry-mounted crane?

For novices, we provide comprehensive training programmes tailored to offer essential skills and knowledge for safe crane operation. Experienced individuals without formal licensing can also benefit from our courses, with training duration adjusted based on their prior experience.

2. What is the maximum number of participants allowed in the training sessions?

Our lorry-mounted crane courses accommodate up to four participants per session to ensure personalised attention and effective learning outcomes.

3. How long does the training for novice operators typically last?

Novice training for lorry-mounted crane operation spans over two days, providing ample time for theoretical learning, practical exercises, and hands-on experience under expert guidance.

4. Is the duration of training for experienced, unlicensed individuals flexible?

Yes, the training duration for experienced individuals without formal licensing varies depending on their level of expertise and prior knowledge. Our experienced trainers assess each participant's skills and customise the training accordingly, with a minimum duration of one day.

5. Are refresher courses available for lorry-mounted crane operators?

Yes, we offer refresher courses designed to update existing operators on the latest safety protocols, best practices, and equipment advancements. Refresher training typically lasts for one day and caters to groups of up to four participants.

6. How can I determine the appropriate training programme for my team?

Our expert team can assist you in assessing your team's training requirements based on their experience level, job responsibilities, and specific industry needs. Contact us to discuss your training needs and customise a programme that meets your requirements effectively.

7. How can lorry-mounted crane training benefit our warehouse operations?Our comprehensive training pro  grammes equip your team with the essential skills and knowledge required for safe and efficient lorry-mounted crane operation. By investing in training, you enhance workplace safety, reduce the risk of accidents, and improve overall productivity in your warehouse environment.

8. Can Pro Trainers UK tailor the lorry-mounted crane training to address specific challenges or job roles within our warehouse? Absolutely. Our training programmes are customisable to address the unique requirements, challenges, and job roles present in your warehouse environment. Whether you need specialised training modules, emphasis on certain safety protocols, or hands-on practice in specific scenarios, we can tailor the training to meet your needs effectively.



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