Five more Mammoet crane operators have passed their examinations for a European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL). They take the total number of operators qualified with Mammoet to 25. The total number of ECOL-qualified operators now stands at 48.
Wouter van Noort, President of ESTA’s Section Cranes and Mammoet’s Europe Director said: “The ECOL qualification is steadily taking root and we remain absolutely committed to it. It is an excellent scheme that, as it develops, will raise safety standards and make our industry more efficient.”
Four ECOL training centres have already been approved – EUC Lillebælt in Denmark; Liebherr Werk Ehingen in Germany; Mammoet Academy in the Netherlands; and Sarens Academy in Belgium.
In addition, crane manufacturers Tadano and Manitowoc are in the final stages of completing the process of becoming approved ECOL training centres and the ECOL online examination system is now up and running in three languages – English, Dutch and Danish. while a German version will be available soon.