The user shall ensure that every lifting machine is operated by an operator specifically trained for a particular type of lifting machine: Provided that in the case of a lift truck with a lifting capacity of 750kg and jib-cranes with a lifting capacity of 5000kg or more at minimum jib radius, the user shall not require or permit any person to operate such a lifting machine unless the operator is in possession of a certificate of training, issued by a person or organisation approved for the purpose by the Chief Inspector.
LIFTING MACHINE; means a power-driven machine designed and constructed for raising or lowering a load or moving it in suspension, and includes a block and tackle, hoist, crane, lift truck or jib crane but does not include an elevator, escalator, goods hoist or builders hoist.
- Operators with previous certification—
(a) Operators previously certified under the Driven Machinery Regulations whose certificates have expired or are due to expire, shall be subject to re-certification training. Provided the re-certification route for an expired certificate is only applicable if the original certificate expired within a maximum period of 90 calendar days. The re-certification training shall comprise a minimum of 4 hours theoretical instruction with special focus on safety and 1-hour practical training and assessment under a ratio of 1:1 instructor/assessor supervision;
Including but not limited to:
- Operate counter-balanced lift truck
- Operate truck-mounted cranes
- Operate overhead/gantry cranes
- Operate rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment
- Operate a telescopic boom handler
- Demonstrate knowledge of and apply regulatory requirements pertaining to crane operation
- Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for lifting machines
- Move and store a hazardous load