RTITB Vehicle Mounted Lorry Loader (HIAB)
In a nutshell
The Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Lorry Loader (often called a lorry loader, vehicle mounted hydraulic loader or by the manufacturer name “HIAB“) operator course will give you the skills to operate the crane safely and efficiently.
Upon successful completion you will be awarded with an RTITB accredited licence, valid for 3 years.
This course is available as part of a Personal Learning Account (PLA). PLA is an initiative from the Welsh Government which offers people the chance to access free, part-time courses with flexible and convenient learning that fits around their existing lifestyle (subject to eligibility).
This course is for...
... those aged 19 +, living in Wales, employed, and earning less than £30,596 per year
... competent LGV drivers looking to upskill, enabling them to operate vehicle mounted cranes
... individuals looking to pursue a career as a specialist driver, transporting bulk loads such as building materials, heavy machinery, timber and more
The course is completed over 2 full days, with a maximum of 3 trainees.
Throughout the course you will learn how to carry out a pre-use inspection, operate attachments, manoeuvre a variety of loads using the machine, and understand signals given by the slingers and signallers. You will also be able to recall and explain the causes of instability of the truck and loads.
You will be required to pass a theory test, followed by a practical assessment.
You must already hold a large goods licence (category C1, C or CE) in order to enrol on this course.
All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.