To legally use a lorry mounted crane (including brick cranes, grabs, lifting cranes, etc.) you will need a HIAB qualification.
You can usually get these from HGV Driving Instructors or HGV Driving Schools as top-up courses once you have passed your HGV test.
A typical HIAB course covers:
- Choice and selection of loaders
- Critique and certification
- Health and Safety
- Operating procedures and precautions
- Positioning of loaders
- Slinging and Handling
- Practical Skills Test
Getting a HIAB qualification increases your employability as it allows you to apply to jobs which require a HIAB licence. Whilst some employers state that a HIAB qualification is not essential, if you have one, to them they don't have to spend as much training you. This makes you a more attractive proposition to them.
HIAB Training Schools
- Paul Brown Transport Services Driver Training, Bristol
- Wallace School of Transport, London, Battersea, Brentwood, Croydon, Dunstable, Enfield, Heathrow, High Wycombe, Greenwich, Guildford, Park Royal, Watford, Wembley
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