ESTA is looking for training and examination organisations to take part in a trial pilot project for a new European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) in February next year.
It is also wants to sign up would-be ECOL operators to participate in the same exercise. Candidates can be novices that have to be trained from scratch, or operators with demonstrable experience.
ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “We are calling on any interested parties to contact us as soon as possible.
“We hope that training organisations across Europe will see working with ECOL as a great business opportunity – while at the same time helping make our industry safer, more professional and more efficient.”