Do I Need A Licence To Operate A HIAB?


Can you use a HIAB without a licence

You might be wondering, do i need a licence to operate a HIAB crane? Before operating a lorry loader you will need lorry loader training. If you are looking to expand your skillset and increase your earning potential, contact Highway Logistics today to find out more.

What are the benefits of having a HIAB licence?

As a Class 1 or Class 2 driver with a HIAB licence, it is likely that you will be in greater demand, as having a lorry loaded crane on site is very popular with customers due to it cutting forklift costs. Another benefit of working as a HIAB driver is that you can complete a number of deliveries each day without the need to use a pallet truck or tail lift to transfer the goods to the consignee. The nature of the work also means that it is more likely to be reasonably local and during daytime hours, unlike long distance haulage work.

What is involved in HIAB training?

You will be instructed on:

  • Legislation
  • Introduction to the Loader Crane
  • Pre-operational Checks
  • Operator Maintenance
  • Lifting Equipment / Attachments
  • Siting the Loader Crane
  • Deployment of Stabiliser Legs
  • Use of Controls
  • Preparing the Loader Crane for Use
  • Operating the Loader Crane
  • Stowing Procedures

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