Lorry Mounted Crane – Training

Our Lorry Mounted Crane course (commonly known as a HI-AB) is designed to provide learners with the necessary information, knowledge & skills to safely operate a Lorry Mounted Crane whilst at work.

On completion of this course, the learners will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the operators’ responsibilities under current HSE legislation
  • Operate a Lorry Mounted Crane safely
  • Conduct apre-use safety check on a Lorry Mounted Crane
  • Understand the responsibilities of the Lorry Mounted Crane operator
  • Identify possible workplace hazards (e.g. Manhole covers, overhead electric cables etc.)

Contents of Course

  • Choice and selection of loaders
  • Preuse inspection
  • Health and Safety regulations
  • Operating procedures and precautions
  • Positioning of loaders
  • Slinging and Handling
  • Practical Skills Test
  • Theory Test
  • Pre – use inspection test

Who is it for / requirements?

Those who operate a Hi-Ab Lorry Mounted Cranes as part of their normal work activities

Course Programme

  • Legislation & Regulations
  • Operator responsibilities & safety
  • P.P.E. requirements
  • Safe use
  • Lift equipment
  • Certification & inspection
  • Use of controls
  • Lift capacity & loads charts
  • Theory assessment & supervised Basic Operating Assessment


This is a combined classroom and practical based course on the Basic Operation and Safe Use of the Lorry Loader Crane (Hi-Ab).

Additional Information

  • Maximum of 3 learners
  • Half day duration for experienced operators, 1 day for beginners
  • After successful completion candidates will be issued with an RTITB Lorry Mounted Crane pass Certificate  and an Operators Card which is registered  for 3 years.
  • Learners must bring with them their own Personal Protective Equipment. (i.e.  hard hat, high visibility jacket, gloves & safety boots)
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