Crane Licence

You will need a crane licence if you want to use a mobile crane on a public road, verge or pavement or have to use a crane as part of a job.

Licence Name

Crane Licence

Local council
15 days
7 days (can be extended)
17+, UK Citizen, hold a Full Driving Licence (C1 or C LGV)
Hold a Full Driving Licence (C1 or C LGV), CPCS) card, college qualification in plant operations

Application for licence holder
  • Visit local council website
  • Have eligibility requirements
  • Submit requested documentation
Application for a Crane Operator
  • Hold a category C1 or C LGV licence
  • Hold a college qualification in plant operations - this can be done through on-the-job training
  • Hold a valid Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card
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