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Overhead Crane

An Overhead Crane can be found in industrial environments and consists of parallel runways with a travelling bridge spanning the gap.  A hoist, the lifting component of a crane, travels along the bridge.  Unlike mobile or construction cranes, overhead cranes are typically used for either manufacturing or maintenance applications.

We offer certification on the Overhead Crane from the following awarding body: NPORS.

NPORS Overhead Crane (N104)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate an Overhead 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:

  • 3 Day – Novice Course
  • 2 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 a location of your choice, using your crane, subject to onsite requirements.