Become a Qualified Crane Operator with BAM CT

Become a Qualified Crane Operator with BAM CT

Role and Responsibilities

In simple terms, the role of a Crane Operator is to operate cranes for lifting, moving, and positioning heavy objects on site.

The main responsibilities of a Crane Operator include:

  • Completing lifting duties safely and efficiently
  • Conducting daily machine safety checks
  • Maintaining accurate records of daily activities
  • Fitting an assortment of lift attachments
  • Monitoring crane stability and load weights
  • Working with riggers, slingers, and signallers

Average Annual Salary

Due to the specialised nature of their job role, Crane Operators can often earn a competitive salary – particularly if they have experience and expertise.

According to the National Careers Service, the average UK salary for Crane Operator ranges from £20,000 – £37,000.

Necessary Qualifications

The most common qualification employers require from Crane Operators is a CPCS Trained Operator Card (Red Card). To achieve this card you must:

  • Pass the relevant CPCS theory and practical tests
  • Pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test

Training Courses in Berkshire

Since there are a variety of different cranes types, it’s important that you choose the CPCS course that is most relevant for you. Here at BAM CT, we offer:

CPCS A02 Crawler Crane Training Courses

CPCS A04 Tower Crane Training Courses

CPCS A60 Mobile Crane Training Courses

CPCS A66 Compact Crane Training Courses

3 Reasons To Become a Crane Operator

1.       Job Stability

The need for workers that are skilled in crane operation is consistently strong, as many different industries require the use of cranes on site. As a result, you can confidently navigate the job market, knowing that your services are needed.

2.     Job Variety

Crane operators often work on a variety of job sites, helping to contribute to a range of different projects. Each project brings new challenges, such as working in confined spaces, which can help to keep the job interesting and engaging.

3.     Career Growth

Being a Crane Operator offers many opportunities for career advancement. With experience, as well as additional training and qualifications, there is the potential to progress into higher-paying roles such as a supervisor or instructor.

Ready to kickstart your career with help from BAM CT?

For any questions and enquiries, contact the team on 01189 790 030.


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