Liebherr receives final ECOL approval

Liebherr has completed the process of becoming an approved European Crane Operators Licence training centre and has already carried out its first three German language ECOL examinations in Ehingen at the Liebherr Schulungszentrum.

The company received its ECOL Certificate last month following final approval from Lloyds Register, the body tasked with overseeing standards. The current certificate is valid until March 2023.Liebherr has long been a strong supporter of ESTA’s ECOL project and agreed to align its training systems with ECOL’s approach last year.

As a result, any operator that passes the aligned Liebherr training examinations will also be eligible to receive an ECOL licence – provided the operator registers with ECOL and the organisation’s SkillRecord system that logs his or her experience.

ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “On behalf of the ECOL Supervisory Board, we congratulate Liebherr on this result and we wish them and the Liebherr Schulungszentrum many successful ECOL training sessions and certified operators in the future.”