Sarens – the Belgium-based international heavy lift and transportation company – has run its first training course for the European Crane Operators Licence just weeks after becoming the latest organisation to complete the process of becoming an approved ECOL training centre.
The company’s training centre in Wolvertem, Belgium, received its ECOL Certificate at the end of last year following final approval from Lloyds Register, the body tasked with overseeing standards.
Sarens is the fourth ECOL training centre to be approved after Mammoet in the Netherlands, EUC Lillebælt in Denmark and Liebherr in Germany. Four more companies have so far announced their intention to set up ECOL training centres – Aertssen and Michielsens in Belgium plus Tadano Demag and Manitowoc in Germany. In addition, the German Genosk organisation is in talks to qualify its IHK apprentice training scheme under ECOL.