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You may not realize it, but there is a strong link between mobile crane operators and environmental protection strategies. One area that mobile crane operators may like to consider is emergency services. These operators are responsible for clearing accident scenes and this may involve vehicles with dangerous loads.
Whenever possible, authorities work to remove as much of the load before trying to clear an accident scene. There will, however, always be residues. All workers on the scene, mobile crane operators included, have to work with great care to ensure that none of the residue that is left contaminates the area. Mobile crane operators often work with others to lift vehicles back onto the road. Sometimes they need to lift vehicles onto flat top trailers ready to be driven away.
Lifting vehicles, or parts of vehicles, can be a tricky job and a lot of care is required to ensure no further damage is done to the environment. This is why a crane is brought to the scene, to lift debris rather than dragging it and causing further damage.
Don’t expect to walk out of a mobile crane operator training school and walk into one of these jobs. It requires several years experience before an employer will consider you for a job such as this. However, don’t let that put you off since you have to start somewhere. Like all jobs, you start at a level that equates to your training and experience. The more experience you gain as a mobile crane operator, the better equipped you will be to apply for more challenging positions.
ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools can help you get the start you need. We offer you the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to work as a mobile crane operator. We may even be able to help you find that first job so that you can start acquiring the on-the-job experience needed to succeed. The rest is up to you – if you’re up to it of course?