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Mobile Crane Operators: Developing Second Nature

Mobile crane operator training is probably one of the more taxing training programs when it comes to heavy equipment operations, but then, mobile cranes are used in so many different areas. With a mobile crane, you can’t just arrive at a job; attach the crane’s hook and start lifting. There is much more to the job and it often takes some thought.

To begin with, mobile cranes need to be stabilized. If you look carefully at a mobile crane you will see it has hydraulic legs. This lifts the crane’s wheels off the ground and provides a stable base. How and where these are used will also depend on the ground you’re on. Once the crane is stabilized and ready for use, the operator then has to assess the load together with current conditions such as wind. Armed with this information, the operator can then perform the lift. For most experienced operators, this is all done in a matter of seconds, not minutes or hours – it becomes second nature.

How does a mobile crane operator develop this ‘second nature’? Solid training and experience! ATS Crane Operator Schools can provide prospective mobile crane operators with training that will make them proficient in the operations of a mobile crane. Experience? That requires a job and we can even help graduates out in that area as well. We have a highly skilled group working in our career services section. Their role is to help you gain meaningful employment as soon as possible after graduating.

Becoming a mobile crane operator does involve some intense training. However, the training is well within the capacity of most people and once you get into the field, you will find that experience will build on your training very quickly. Mobile crane operators – they are well paid, the work is varied and it only takes three weeks of mobile crane operator training to become proficient. Interested? Contact us for more details.

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