HIAB training with Didac delivers practical skills and theoretical knowledge allowing candidates to operate in compliance with HSE requirements.

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Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre
Training is available to
Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-4 Days 1-2 Days
Learners 3 Maximum 3 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Registration Fees (Per Person)
Certificate/Registration £20.00 + VAT £4.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card (750gsm) £20.00 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
Photo ID Card & Certificate £25.00 + VAT £7.50 + VAT
HSE Compliance
PUWER 1998 Read more
LOLER 1998 Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Read more
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Read more

Get a Quote


HIAB training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form including a postcode and our sales staff will contact you with full details.

0800 773 4230

Training Syllabus

Training syllabus

  • Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Correct Positioning of Vehicle
  • Daily Safety Checks
  • Hydraulic Controls
  • Load Indicators
  • Operating Rules & Procedures
  • Responsibility of the operator
  • Safe Operating Practices & Procedures
  • Safe Working Loads
  • Safety Devices
  • Site/Highway Safety
  • Stability

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Equipment Information

Equipment information

HIAB training courses are available across the majority of makes, models, types of machinery and attachments including but not limited to the following.

NOTE: If you do not see the equipment for which you require training this does not mean that our trainers / assessors are not qualified to deliver the training you need.

Crane Types. Makes & Models.

Bed Moving
Brick Clamp
Clam Shell
Front Mounted
Log Grab
Manual/Remote Control
Mid Mounted
Rear Mounted
Standard Hook

Central Hydraulic Loaders Ltd

Course Description

Course description

Lorry Mounted Crane training teaches drivers to load and offload the platform to which the HIAB crane is attached; commonly a lorry hence the name Lorry Mounted Loader but sometimes referred to as a Vehicle Mounted Loader as these cranes can be found attached to boats or other vehicle. Didac can deliver HIAB Crane training courses on these varying setups including handling machinery for ships and ports or fixed position cranes. HIAB driver training can be delivered on any client site in the UK.

Lorry Mounted HIABs usually draw from the lorry’s engine to power the hydraulic pumps. The Lorry Crane operator course teaches fundamental knowledge beneath the surface of driver / operator controls. Candidates on HIAB certificate training courses learn safety and responsibility gaining a deep understanding of HIAB crane operation.

Training Locations

On-site HIAB training, UK wide

Didac deliver on-site Vehicle Mounted Loader training and other plant courses to any location across the UK.

Some recent on-site training locations include:

  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • Dorset
  • Gloucester
  • Hampshire
  • Kent
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Newport
  • Nottingham
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Swindon
  • Yorkshire

Overseas Work

Didac will always consider work overseas.

Contact us about our overseas work policy.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum age requirement for completing HIAB training?
With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for plant operators.

Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ

Is there an upper age limit for completing HIAB training?
Do I receive a HIAB licence when I complete this training?
There is no such thing as a license for any piece of plant machinery in the UK.

The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to operate a HIAB. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

Successful candidates do receive a HIAB certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a HIAB ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed HIAB crane training and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the HIAB certification.

Can I use this training to drive a HIAB on the public highway?
To operate a HIAB, whether on the public highway or not, the operator should be properly trained and certified.

Public highways in the UK are governed by the DVLA; the same rules apply for operating plant machinery on the road as with operating a different type of motor vehicle.

  • The vehicle must be properly taxed.
  • A valid insurance policy must be held.
  • The driver must hold a valid road driving licence.