Tadano and Manitowoc become ECOL training centres

Crane manufacturers Tadano and Manitowoc are the latest organisations to complete the process of becoming approved European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) training centres and are expected to start their first ECOL courses soon.

The companies’ training centres in Germany are expected to receive their ECOL Certificates shortly, after approval from Lloyds Register, the body tasked with overseeing standards.

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 a further development, the online examination system for ESTA’s ECOL project is now up and running in four languages – English, Dutch, Danish and German – and work is underway on a Spanish version.