The online examination system for ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence project is now up and running in three languages – English, Dutch and Danish – and work is underway on German and Spanish versions.
In addition, three more companies have announced their intention to set up ECOL training centres – Aertssen and Michielsens in Belgium and Manitowoc in Germany – and talks are underway about signing Mutual Recognition Agreements with relevant organisations in Spain, Germany and the UK.
So far two MRAs have been agreed, with TCVT from the Netherlands and BCACS from British Columbia, Canada. Three training institutes and four examiners from three European countries have joined the scheme and ECOL has carried out 19 examination sessions in four different languages. A total of 38 operators have been certified. They were examined in three different countries.