Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader (Hi-ab)

East Coast Driver Training is an RTITB nationally accredited Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader

(Hi-Ab) Training Centre.

All Instructors/Examiners are RTITB accredited. Our experience within the industry means we understand the operational needs of our business customers and train/assess operators to the latest industry and training standards.

All our succsessful customers will receive an RTITB nationally recognised (NORS) or Company In-House certificate of competence.

HIAB training courses teach drivers to load and offload the platform to which the HIAB crane is attached; commonly a lorry hence the name Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader.  

Lorry 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 in the UK. 

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. 

Prices for training undertaken at our premises are charged at: 

Novice                  £400 + VAT

Ex -Op                  £300 + VAT

Refresher              £200 + VAT


Prices for training undertaken at customer premises are charged at a daily rate of £300 + VAT and 25p per mile from Norwich to your premises.

NB: Customers will need to provide a suitable vehicle for the instructor to carryout the onsite training or you could hire our vehicle. 

Maximum of 3 candidates to 1 Instructor. 

For further information please call 01603 747402 or 01603 731788. 

We will be happy to help and guide you with any special requirements.