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Mobile Crane

A Mobile Crane is a crane mounted on crawlers or wheels.  They are designed for easy transport to a site and can be used for different types of load with little or no setup or assembly.  It generally operates a boom with a hook suspended at the end by wire rope and sheaves.

We offer certification on the Mobile Crane from the following awarding bodies: CPCS, NPORS.

NPORS Mobile Crane (N101)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a Mobile Crane.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.


The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 10 Day – Novice Course
  • 2-5 Day – Experienced Worker Course (experienced but no previous certification, includes training)
  • 1 Day – Experienced Worker Tests (experienced but no previous certification, no training provided)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend the novice or refresher course.  A maximum of 4 delegates can attend for experienced worker tests.


NPORS Operator Card (Traditional) – Valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years.

NPORS CSCS Operator Card (Construction Industry) – Valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to an NPORS Competent Operator Card.  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.


This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice, subject to onsite requirements  Clients must supply the crane for this course.