Crane Driver

Crane drivers operate large machinery to lift and move heavy materials on construction sites, ensuring precise and safe positioning of loads.

Day-to-day Tasks

As a crane operator you'll:

  • set up cranes and carry out safety checks
  • load and unload lorries
  • shift loads around the site
  • monitor sensors that measure wind speed, crane stability and load weights
  • carry out minor repairs to machinery
  • report problems to the crane supervisor
  • keep in close contact with workers on the ground to operate safely

Skills and Knowledge

You'll need:

  • concentration skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to operate and control equipment
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Industry Qualifications

You can train to become a crane driver locally on the Isle of Man at Safety Management Services. Learn more here.

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