Sarens’ revamped training centre backing ECOL

Sarens inaugurated its revamped operator training centre in Wolvertem, Belgium, last week, increasing its capacity both for classroom and practical crane training operations. The centre has also included ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence in its courses.

To mark the development, the company organised an open day giving interested individuals and companies the chance to explore the centre and discover the range of training courses on offer – and also take the opportunity to sit in a crane themselves.

Explaining the company’s support for ECOL, Sarens RDTS Manager Line Rigo said: “By adding ECOL to our training centre courses Sarens wants to support and promote the importance of professional competence and skills. Creating a uniform crane operator licence within Europe will make it more transparent to guarantee quality and reliability and more efficient to work in different countries.”

Ton Klijn, ESTA Director and Chair of the ECOL Supervisory Board, said: “Sarens has been a strong supporter of the ECOL concept from the very beginning and we are delighted to see that support being developed in practice.”