Support grows for ECOL in Germany

Crane & Logistics Partner has been certified as the first German-based examination institute for ESTA’s new European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL).
The company, based in the town of Rheine in north-west Germany, passed the ECOL audit carried out at the end of March by Lloyd’s Register, the body tasked with overseeing standards.
Company founder Marcus Wübbelmann, a former crane and logistics expert for GE Energy, said that he and his colleagues were “super proud” at the news.

“The team has done a tremendous job to prepare the infrastructure and processes to be able to pass the audit.”

He added: “I believe that ECOL will both improve safety and lead to a stronger and more efficient industry. Better education is vital especially when one considers the increasing level of complexity of both projects and equipment.”
Immediately following certification – and before the lockdown – the first three examinations in the German language were performed by C&LP at Liebherr’s training facility.