Jib & Hoist Crane Training

The definition of a Jib is The projecting arm of a crane this can be fixed to a wall, pillar or mobile  carriage (‘A’ Frames etc.).   

The definition of a hoist is An apparatus for lifting or raising something:  This can be manual or electric and have a facility to travel along a Jib, or be attached to a fixed point, rail or mobile carriage.


To provide course lengths for all the multiple combinations of the above could be confusing, therefore the course lengths shown below are for guidance only. 

In all cases there should be enough time for each trainee to have enough practical experience to become a safe operator and to do so under close supervision.

All Pro-skills Crane courses include Theory training, Operational training, Basic Slinging and Theory and Operational testing.


Courses available these are: -

  • Novice Operator:  A person with little or no experience of using the equipment
  • Experienced Operator:  A person who uses the equipment regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Refresher Re-test:  A person who holds a certificate to operate the equipment but needs their skills updating in accordance with HSE guidelines


The course lengths below show the minimum time it will take to become a competent operator - course lengths may vary from those shown depending on the skill levels and competence of the operator.


Jib & Hoist Crane Training

Category(s) Course Type No. of Candidates      Course Length
Jib & Hoist       Novice 4 1 Day
Jib & Hoist   Experienced 4 1 Day
Jib & Hoist   Refresher re-test       1, 2, 3, or 4 1 Day