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Mobile Crane Licence Catagory & Requirements


Information on crane licences, from requirements on licence categories and types of cranes that you can driver

Mobile Crane Licence Information

Crane Driving Licence Requirements


To drive any kind of crane on the road you need a drivers licence. The type of mobile crane you can drive on the road is governed by its weight

To drive a mobile crane weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes a Category C1 Driving Licence is required

Drivers aged 21 or over without LGV C1 entitlement can skip a grade and go straight to LGV C (HGV Class 2) You must pass LGV C (HGV Class 2) before obtaining C+E (HGV Class 1). After obtaining your full LGV C, with provisional C+E entitlement, you can progress on to C+E without delay by using the same LGV C training vehicle attached to a DrawBar Trailer or our Articulated Truck with 13.6 meter Tri-axle Trailer.

Category C Licence if the crane is over 7.5 tonnes.

This licence covers any rigid goods vehicle. LGV Class 2. Before you can get on with your LGV truck driver training you will need to hold a provisional Class 2 (CAT C) licence. The first job is to have a medical The medical form, licence application and car licence will then go to Swansea for your provisional entitlement to be added. You will normally receive your Class 2 provisional licence within a few days.

There will be an added theory test for this category, the approx cost is £1500

It is advisable to check first with the DVSA on all information


Crane Driver Licence Categories


Categories Class of Vehicle
C
Motor vehicles( not falling in Cat D, F, G or H ) exceeding 3500 kg M.A.M. + trailer not exceeding 750kg M.A.M.
All drivers have to take a separate test and meet higher medical conditions.

C+E
Cat C vehicle + trailer exceeding 750 kg M.A.M.
All drivers must hold full Cat C licence, take a further test and meet higher medical conditions.

C1
Motor vehicles 3500 kg - 7500kg + trailer not exceeding 750kg M.A.M. ( limited to 7500kg total if under 21yrs).
New drivers must hold Cat B licence, take a separate test and meet higher medical conditions.

C1+E
Cat C1 + Trailer exceeding 750 kg M.A.M. providing the total maximum weight of the combination does not exceed 12000 kgs and M.A.M. of trailer does not exceed unladen weight of motor vehicle. (Under 21yrs limited to 7500kg)
New drivers must hold Cat C1 licence and take further test. Holders of licence valid prior to 1/1/97 limited C1+E (8.25 tonne) unless new test taken.

C1+E
(8.25 tonnes)
Cat C1 + Trailer exceeding 750 kg M.A.M. providing the total maximum weight of the combination does not exceed 8250kg - the M.A.M. of trailer may exceed unladen weight of motor vehicle.
Holders of licence valid prior to 1/1/97 limited to 8250kg unless new test taken for C1 + E. Under 21yrs limited to 7500kg.

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Crane Driver Licence Categories Requirements


Categories Other Full Entitlements Provisional Entitlement Minimum Age Requirements Section 101 Road Traffic Act 1988
C1
None
A, B, F
21

C1+E
B+E
A, B, F
18 yrs - providing the M.A.M of the combination does not exceed 7.5tonnes.


C1+E
(8.25 tonnes)
B+E
A, B, F
17 yrs - vehicles owned or driven by persons under orders of the armed forces

C
None
C1+E, C+E
21
18 yrs - on an LGV training scheme.
17 yrs - vehicles owned or driven by persons under orders of the armed force.

C+E
B, E
C1+E, C+E
21
18 yrs - on an LGV training scheme.
17 yrs - vehicles owned or driven by persons under orders of the armed force.
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