Mini Crane

Course Description

Lantra-accredited Mini crane (under 20 tonne) courses offer comprehensive training for individuals and professionals interested in operating mini cranes safely and effectively. These courses are designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate mini cranes in compliance with industry standards and safety regulations. Here's a detailed description of what you can expect from mini crane courses:

Course Overview: Mini crane courses cover a range of topics related to the operation and maintenance of mini cranes. These courses are suitable for both beginners looking to enter the industry and experienced operators seeking to enhance their skills.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Mini Cranes: Participants are introduced to the different types of mini cranes, their components, and their applications in various industries.

  2. Safety Procedures: Safety is a paramount concern in crane operation. Participants learn about safety protocols, hazard identification, and how to mitigate risks associated with mini-crane operations.

  3. Lifting and Rigging: This section covers the principles of lifting and rigging, including load calculations, the center of gravity, and proper rigging techniques.

  4. Operation Techniques: Participants learn the practical skills required to operate mini cranes efficiently and safely. This includes hands-on training on the actual machines.

  5. Maintenance and Inspections: Proper maintenance and regular inspections are crucial for crane longevity and safety. Candidates learn how to perform routine maintenance tasks and conduct thorough inspections.

  6. Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Participants gain an understanding of the relevant laws and regulations governing crane operations in Ireland, ensuring they operate within the law.

Hands-On Training: Mini crane courses include practical, hands-on training. Participants get the opportunity to operate mini cranes under the guidance of experienced instructors. This practical experience helps candidates build confidence and competence in crane operation.

Different Mini Cranes: Mini Crawler, Mini Mobile, Spider Crane, 360 Teleporter.

Requirements: Safe Pass card and CSCS Slinger Signaller / Banksman card (and CSCS Telescopic Handler for 360 Teleporter course only)

Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Lantra card and a certificate, depending on the specific Mini Crane Category the candidate has completed.

Course Duration: 1-day Assessment for Experienced Operators
3-day New Entrant for the beginners

Target Audience: Mini crane courses are suitable for a wide range of individuals and professionals, including construction workers, riggers, crane operators, site supervisors, and safety officers.

Enhanced Safety: Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to operate mini cranes safely, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

  • Career Opportunities: Certification from a reputable mini-crane course can open up new job opportunities in the construction and industrial sectors.
  • Compliance: Operators learn how to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, ensuring that their work is in accordance with industry standards.


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