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Overhead Crane Training
Industrial & Plant

Independent Training Standards Scheme & Register (ITSSAR)

Training Delivery
On-site (Nationwide)

Training Centre

Training is available to



Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration

1-2 Days


3 Maximum

Theory Assessment

Practical Assessment

Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance

Certificates & Registration
Registration Fee Per Person (Paid directly to ITSSAR)

£8.00 + VAT

Photo ID Card (750gsm)


HSE Compliance
PUWER 1998

LOLER 1998

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Overhead Crane Training
Industrial & Plant

Course Type / Short Course

Didac provides Overhead Crane training courses to customers on their own site, throughout the UK.

Training is ITSSAR accredited, delivering practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements. 

Course duration is dependent upon learner numbers and candidate experience. Customers should enquire to discuss their exact requirements.

Successful candidates are awarded a photo ID card and certificate.

The client is required to supply the Overhead Crane, all PPE and equipment for training.

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Training syllabus

  • Accident Causes & Prevention
  • Crane/Slingers Signals
  • Legal Duties
  • Load Assessment
  • Operating in the Vicinity of Pedestrians
  • Overload Warning Systems
  • Planning the Lift
  • PPE Requirements
  • Pre-Use Inspection
  • Regulations
  • Responsibilities
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safe Working Loads

Basic slinging is included in Overhead Crane training courses, but it is recommended candidates receive Slinger Banksman training in addition.

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Is there a minimum age requirement for completing Overhead Crane operator training?

With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.

Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

Is there an upper age limit for completing Overhead Crane operator training?


Do I receive an Overhead Crane licence when I complete this training?

There is no such thing as a licence as such, for any piece of plant machinery in the UK.

The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to operate an Overhead Crane. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

Successful candidates do receive a certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as an Overhead Crane ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed training and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the Overhead Crane certification.

The Overhead Crane training course includes general maintenance and inspection techniques of the crane giving candidates the expertise to maintain continued Overhead Crane safety in the operating environment of your company.

The work-based training method increases the relevance of the Overhead Crane operator course to the application. Our professional trainer assessors tailor Overhead Crane courses to the equipment available on client premises and the environment where the Overhead Crane is used.

Overhead Crane safety training can incorporate practical tasks, meaning candidates are able to undertake crane training on jobs they are required to complete in their normal working day.

Successful candidates receive an Overhead Crane certificate and photo ID card accredited to ITSSAR.

Overhead Crane courses are available across the majority of makes, models, types of machinery and attachments including but not limited to the following.

NOTE: If you do not see the equipment for which you require training this does not mean that our trainers / assessors are not qualified to deliver the crane training you need.

Crane Types. Makes & Models. Continued.
Bridge Crane
Gantry Crane
Hoist Crane
Jib Crane
Man Up Crane
Pendant Crane
Remote Control Crane
Rotary Overhead Crane

On-site Overhead Crane training, UK wide

Didac deliver on-site Overhead Crane training and other plant courses to any location across the UK.

Some recent on-site training locations include:

  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dorset
  • Gloucester
  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Newport
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Swindon
  • Yorkshire

Overseas Work

Didac will always consider work overseas.

Contact us about our overseas work policy.

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