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If you require the use of a crane situated on a public highway, you will require the permission of the local council under the Highways Act 1980, section 169.
We make getting your crane licence a simple, stress-free process ✅
Members of the public can hire the use of cranes from crane operating companies. It is the responsibility of the crane operating company to obtain a crane licence.
If you are a crane operator the company you work for should have a crane licence.
Applicants should be the person who ensures the conditions of the licence are met. To drive any kind of crane on the road the operator will need a drivers licence. The type of mobile crane you can drive on the road is dictated by its weight.
To drive a mobile crane weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes a Category C1 Driving Licence is required and a Category C Licence if the crane is over 7.5 tonnes.
The applicant must also ensure the following:
✅ The safety of the general public is the first consideration at all times.
✅ Public liability insurance that covers the public highway is obtained.
✅ The equipment is attended at all times and removed from the highway when not in use.
✅ The working area is sufficiently coned and barriered off to protect pedestrians.
✅ The holder of the crane licence must inform local residents and businesses in advance of any works due to being carried out.
✅ Access is available at all times for vehicles and pedestrians (except where a road closure is in force)
You need to follow strict guidelines when using mobile cranes on a road.
✅ Cranes always need to be banked.
✅ Avoid overhead wires and cables.
✅ Structure needs to be lit up at night.
✅ You must not obstruct the visibility of junctions, road signs, traffic lights or street furniture (example, lamp posts).
✅ Provide a 1.2m pedestrian walkway at all times.
✅ You must remove cranes on the day the licence expires.
✅ You are responsible for any damage to the road.
✅ You cannot obstruct any access to premises, unless you have the owner's permission.
For more guidelines, view our CSCS Course.
If you intend to use a crane on the public highway in the UK you will need to apply to the local council for a crane licence. This licence is divided into two categories.
Applications can be made to the relevant council and a fee will be payable. There is no standard fee for this and it will vary from council to council. To operate a crane, you will need a driver licence (C1 or C LGV).
You'll need the following to apply for a crane licence:
✅ Public liability insurance certificate (minimum of £10 million)
✅ Site plan (to scale) of the crane's position and over-sail area with dimensions.
✅ Copy of the risk assessment.
✅ Copy of the method statement.
To become a crane driver, you will need:
✅ Valid Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card.
✅ College qualification in plant operations - this can be done through on-the-job training.
✅ Category C1 or C LGV licence.
What is a CPCS Card?
The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the construction industry.
A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places.
Prices vary depending on which local council you apply through.
To drive any kind of crane on the road you need a driver’s licence. The type of mobile crane you can drive on the road is dictated by its weight. To drive a mobile crane weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes a Category C1 Driving Licence is required and a Category C Licence if the crane is over 7.5 tonnes.
CITB and Go Construct have more information on becoming a crane operator. You will need a category C1 or C LGV licence, as well as a college qualification in plant operations and a CPCS Card.
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