European Crane Operator Licence (ECOL) guideline

The European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) is steadily gaining recognition across Europe as both national authorities and individual companies understand its benefits. Up to now, each European country has had its own rules for the professional competence and certification of crane operators. The differences can lead to confusion, have a negative impact on safety and make it difficult for crane operators to work in different countries.

For this reason ESTA set up ECOL. ECOL is committed to developing a new system to
raise overall crane operator skills and to produce safe and qualified crane operators
throughout Europe.

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