Around the nation there are thousands of cranes in operation each and everyday. A lattice boom crane is just one of the many different types of cranes that are used. Unlike cars, not every crane is the same. Every type of crane comes with its own set of requirements, particularly when it comes to setting the crane up ready to do a job.
Some cranes, like your basic mobile crane, can be set up in a matter of minutes. Other cranes like tower cranes can take days to setup – in fact, there are some cranes that have to be assembled on a work site. Lattice boom cranes have their own peculiarities, peculiarities that require specialist training.
To become a lattice boom crane operator, you start by undertaking a mobile crane operators training program. If the training is undertaken through ATS Crane Operators Schools, you will spend three weeks in training before being assessed for your NCCCO crane operator certification.
Once you have completed your mobile crane operator training, you can undertake another two weeks of training to learn how to operate a lattice boom crane. On completion, you can be certified as a lattice boom crane operator. This certification is a national qualification issued by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This is one of the most widely respected certifications available – a big plus when seeking employment.
Student numbers are very limited for this training as are the training locations. If you’re interested in training to become a lattice boom crane operator, contact us to discuss your training options, dates of the next course and the closest training facility to you.