Crane Supervisors are responsible for supervising lifting operations.
Working as part of a team to ensure lifting operations comply with the law and they secure the health and safety of employees and of all those affected by the operations
Co-ordinating and supervising all lifting activities in accordance with the Lifting Plan
Briefing all lifting team members
Being present during all lifting operations
Ensuring that ground conditions are safe for any operations involving mobile cranes
Taking suitable measures to rectify unsafe conditions
Ensuring only registered operators and appointed staff are involved in any lifting operation
In a full-time position, Crane Supervisors usually work between 35 and 40 hours per week
Working hours can be variable and overtime may be required in order to meet project deadlines
Trainee and newly trained Crane Supervisors can earn in the region of £25,000
Trained with experience, Crane Supervisors can earn in the region of £30,000 to £40,000
More experienced Crane Supervisors may earn in excess of £40,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Qualifications and Training
Although no formal entry qualifications are required to become a Crane Supervisor, it is generally recommended to achieve four GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade 4 (C) or above, or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
While experience as a Crane Supervisor may not always be necessary, many employers will value construction site and lifting operations work experience.
Many employers will offer on-the-job training, including working under the supervision of an experienced Crane Supervisor.
There are recognised qualifications such as CPCS crane supervisor.