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Mobile crane operator or HGV driver wanted

If you have an HGV Category C driving license, we can train you to be a crane operator

Carter Plant Hire is currently looking for a mobile crane operator to join the team. We can offer training to the right person if you already have an HGV category C driving license. It is a legal requirement for anyone operating a crane to be fully qualified, and there are additional qualifications for a mobile crane.


The two most important qualifications for a mobile crane operator are:

  1. An LGV Category C license – this qualification allows you to operate any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes on a public highway, which includes most mobile cranes.

  2. A Mobile Crane NPORS or CPCS Card – a relevant card is needed for any construction job but there are many on offer, each focusing on different areas of competence and expertise. Members of the lift team will need a card specific to the job they are applying for: Appointed Person, Lift Supervisor, Slinger/Signaller, Mobile Crane Operator, Vehicle Marshall, etc.

If you don’t have a current NPORS or CPCS card in the discipline you need, or if yours is out of date, EB Construction Training, part of the Carter Group, can help you to get it, as we run a variety of training courses.

The right attitude

No matter how qualified or experienced you are, you still need to display the right character to be a mobile crane operator – there is more to it than simply technical knowledge – the key skills are good communication and the ability to listen carefully to instructions. Carter Crane Hire always applies safe working practices and we expect our employees to understand exactly what is required of them, especially when it comes to Health & Safety.

Accredited NPORS training

At EB Construction Training, we run NPORS courses that provide a CPCS card accepted at most UK construction sites.

Topics covered during Crane Operator training include:

  • Safe systems of work

  • Risk assessment

  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

  • Lifting regulations

  • Crane safety and operation

  • Basic rigging procedures to attach the load to the hook

  • Sling loading, balancing and safety

  • Recognizing and responding to crane signals accurately

  • Correct positioning for a lift

  • Effects of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement

  • Inspection and maintenance procedures

  • Records and certification

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, Contact us today!

For further information on any aspect of this blog, please contact us or telephone 01395 446446

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