RTITB Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader (HIAB)


Commonly known as a HIAB, the Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader is a crane that can often be found on the back of a large goods vehicle. Typical examples of companies who use these are builders merchants and log transporters.

We offer Hydraulic Loader training to RTITB standard, allowing the operator to use the license in several different industries. The license requires operators to complete a one day refresher course every three years, in order to maintain and keep their license valid. Upon completion, the operator will receive a certificate and photo card license, issued by RTITB.

Training is completed from our centre, and we train using three attachments – hook, brick clamp and clamshell bucket. This does not limit you to just these three attachments.

There are three course types, dependent on past experience. These are;

  • Novice Operator

For those who have never used a Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader before. Three days in duration.

  • Experienced Operator

For those who have previously used, or have some experience using, a Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader. This includes those who have previously held an ‘in-house’ licence, not certified to a recognised awarding body. Two days in duration.

  • Refresher

For those who already hold a Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader licence to a recognised awarding body (i.e. RTITB / ITSAAR) and are looking to refresh their entitlement for a further three years. One day in duration.