Continuing Mobile Crane Training

Continuing Education for Mobile Crane Operators

If you work as a mobile crane operator then you probably already know that proper training, job knowledge, safety requirements, and job skills are all important traits for the job. With the advancement in equipment and machinery, as well as an ever-changing world of safety protocols, ongoing education and training is pivotal for mobile crane operators to succeed in their jobs.

For many crane operators, hands-on use of the equipment on a repetitive basis will keep their skills and knowledge relatively sharp, but employers and crane operators should still look at refresher trainer programs to ensure that changes in equipment or technology are properly learned by the operator.

A good rule of thumb is operators should go through a refresher training course every other year. A refresher course will help keep your team on track with proper material handling, and changes to safety guidelines and protocol. Even the most experienced and seasoned crane operators should go through a continued education mobile crane training course every few years.

What Do Mobile Crane Operators Need to Know?

Aside from full knowledge of knowing how to operate the equipment and understand important safety protocols, mobile crane operators should have a good knowledge base in the following areas too:

  • Use of levers and pedals
  • Pre-operation inspections
  • Load and unload items
  • Ability to operate the crane to move heavy items
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment

What Skills or Education Requirements Do You Need to Be a Mobile Crane Operator?

To get started in mobile crane operation, a crane operator only needs a high school diploma or GED certification.

Mobile crane operation requires a wide range of abilities to ensure they have adequate knowledge and verbal communication skills. You need to be able to read, write and have mathematical skills. Specific skills that aid mobile crane operators in their job also include physical strength and flexibility, good depth perception, hand-eye coordination, quick reaction and decision time.

Some mobile crane operators may further their education through a trade school, but that is not essential as part of a crane operator’s education requirements. Nevertheless, a one or two-year trade school will teach soon-to-be mobile crane operators the practical construction skills needed for the job as well as how to operate heavy machinery as a whole.

Contact Total Equipment Training today to schedule a mobile crane inspection.

Where Can I Learn and Get a Crane Operator Certificate?

If you need to schedule training for your team, Total Equipment Training offers mobile crane certification training. Our instructors are NCCCO certified mobile crane operators with years of experience.
Total Equipment Training offers mobile training for:

  • Classroom Training
  • Operations
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Load Charts
  • Practical Testing

Our training programs are specifically designed to meet your staff’s needs. One of the benefits of our mobile crane certification training is we will come to your business to conduct the lessons.

If you are only certified in one aspect of mobile crane operations then it may be beneficial to pursue mobile crane continuing education.