Maintainer of railway cranes and on railway vehicles 

Our training courses are a guarantee of professional preparation for the profession of railway crane maintenance technician. This is a particularly important profession in the rail industry. A specialist in this equipment works on the repair of trains and other such machinery. 

Our training programme 

Our training programme is characterised by a focus on a high level of learning, which is linked to the fact that the trainees acquire important and at the same time indispensable knowledge about working with the railway crane.

In our training you will learn: 

Workers standing next to a railway crane.
  • information on technical supervision,  
  • health and safety regulations,  
  • proper maintenance of the appliance,  
  • the duties and powers of the maintainer and operator,  
  • use of a lift,  
  • dealing with a broken crane,  
  • mechanical engineering.  

Our job is to prepare the apprentice for future responsibilities and the TDT exam.  

How do I obtain an operating or maintenance licence?  

If we want to get entitlements for a crane, a course must first be completed. During the training, the candidate should acquire the necessary information to be able to work with a crane in the first place. After completing the course, you should go to the examination. This consists of 2 parts. The first focuses on theoretical knowledge, i.e. we have to pass a written test. The aim of the second part is to demonstrate the acquired skills from practice.  

Professional qualifications

Once you have passed both parts, you will receive a qualification document. It is very important to remember that this qualification is valid for 5 years from the date of receipt, although the period of validity can be extended. In order for the licence to be valid for longer, we must apply at least three months before it is due to expire. If these requirements are met, we can count on a successful application.  

What are the requirements to start the course?  

The following requirements must be met to enrol in the training:  

  • be at least 18 years old,  
  • have no medical contraindications,  
  • have a minimum of primary education. 
Railway crane on the tracks.

Railway cranes - specifics 

Railway cranes are used for construction purposes in the assembly of industrial steel structures, as well as heavy steel structures (e.g. metallurgical) and reinforced concrete structures, most often where these structures are located in the vicinity of fixed installations such as rails, especially if the rails are installed in a hall.  

Rail cranes with a long boom are supplied for installation on industrial halls. Standard equipment for railway cranes includes a hook for unit and assembly material and a special gripper used for loose material. Railway cranes with a lifting capacity in the range of approximately 15-25 t are best suited for construction. Therefore, in addition to the equipment necessary for independent movement around the construction site, rail cranes must be equipped with all coupling devices, buffers and brakes. 

Division of railway cranes 

helmeted railway crane maintenance man

Depending on the purpose, we distinguish between cranes: 

  • with rail bracket,  
  • with mulching capability,  
  • with a cable winch,  
  • with work basket,  
  • with a two-jawed gripper,  
  • with load hook,  
  • with rail bracket,  
  • with scissors. 

Depending on the drive: 

  • manual, 
  • diesel-electric, 
  • combustion. 

Other of our courses  

We also organise other courses for drivers and carers. Our courses include equipment such as:  

  • forklifts,  
  • cranes,  
  • all types of cranes,  
  • winches and hoists.  

Should you be interested in our offer please contact us. We are happy to talk about the training programme and other related matters.

Questions and answers

What do I need to do to enrol on a crane maintenance course?

Before joining the course, consider whether you meet our basic requirements. These are: age of majority, primary education and no medical contraindications.

What does the course look like?

The course consists of theoretical and practical classes. The training programme covers everything you need to pass the exam and later work in the profession. 

What does the examination look like?

The examination takes place before a TDT board. Like the course, it consists of a practical and a theoretical part. Passing it is a guarantee that you will be certified.