Correct ECOL misunderstandings, says Klijn

ESTA Director Ton Klijn has stressed the importance of correcting misconceptions about ECOL held by some in the crane industry. He said: “It is a misunderstanding that we are proposing to retrain all of Europe’s crane operators – that is simply not the case. ECOL does not mean experienced and qualified operators, with the necessary documentation, will need to retrain to obtain an ECOL certificate.

“Any operator that has the necessary initial education and experience and can prove it ,will not have to start from scratch, but will find it straightforward to obtain an ECOL certificate, ” he said.