Hiab Training Course


Luft Training Services are an Independent forklift truck training centre. We train operators on, Counterbalance, Reach, Bendi, Side Loaders, rough terrain telescopic, electric and manual pallet truck, Hiab Training plus many more.

Hiab training is not in any way an option for companies operating Hiabs. Regulations require all employers to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety among their employees, but courts are always going assign liability to managers and companies who fail to ensure their workers have been correctly trained and hold the appropriate certification.

Hiab Training is available to businesses and individuals across West Sussex and East Sussex to include Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Hove, Brighton and all surrounding area’s. If you are not sure if we cover your area please call us or use our contact form page as ember of the team are always happy to assist you.


It’s a well known fact that there are companies out there which offer Hiab Training courses on a pay monthly cost, this involves signing up for finance and usually incurs a very high interest rate and in some cases a deposit.

Normally these companies do not train their pupils direct and ultimately request quotes from companies like us. At Luft Training Services our Hiab Training costs are both competitive and low so you can afford to go direct.


How old do I need to be to take the Rough Terrain Telescopic training course?

The current minimum age to take the Hiab Training Course is 16+ years old.

About the Hiab training courses

Theory and Practical

Candidates Per Course
3 Learners Maximum

Certificate, Photo ID Card

In-House Instructor HIAB crane courses are also available on request.


There is no minimum number of delegates required for training to commence.

Experienced / Refresher 1 Day Course       (3 Learner   :   1 Instructor)
Novice 2 Day Course       (3 Learner   :   1 Instructor)

What certificate will I get if I pass my test?

Each successful operator will receive an A4 size certificate from Luft Training Services. You will then receive a national and European recognised photographic ID licence which will be RTITB Registered and details will be held on the Nors National Database which will be sent to you in the post shortly afterwards.

Hiab Course Details

  • Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Correct Positioning of Vehicle
  • Daily Safety Checks
  • Hydraulic Controls
  • Load Indicators
  • Operating Rules & Procedures
  • Responsibility of the operator
  • Safe Operating Practices & Procedures
  • Safe Working Loads
  • Safety Devices
  • Site/Highway Safety
  • Stability


HIAB training courses are available across the majority of makes, models, types of machinery and attachments including but not limited to the following.

NOTE: If you do not see the equipment for which you require training this does not mean that our trainers / assessors are not qualified to deliver the training you need.

HIAB Types: Bed Moving
Brick Clamp
Clam Shell
Front Mounted
Log Grab
Manual/Remote Control
Mid Mounted
Rear Mounted
Standard Hook
Makes & Models: Fassi

HIAB Course Description

HIAB training courses teach drivers to load and offload the platform to which the HIAB crane is attached; commonly a lorry hence the name Lorry Mounted LoaderLorry Loader training is available on other HIAB setups including handling machinery for ships and ports or fixed position cranes. A HIAB course can be delivered on any client site.

Lorry Mounted HIABs usually draw from the lorry’s engine to power the hydraulic pumps. HIAB training teaches fundamental knowledge beneath the surface of driver / operator controls. Candidates on HIAB training courses learn safety and responsibility gaining a deep understanding of HIAB crane operation.

Successful Lorry Loader course candidates receive a HIAB operator license in the form of an operator certificate and photo ID card.

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