Loading/unloading with lifting gear – securing the loads

Exceptional transports or abnormal transport are transports of loads that exceed the legally permitted maximum dimensions and weight for a ‘normal’ transport.

Within this sector Nooteboom is the leader in innovating and manufacturing appropriate and high-quality solutions for the transport of any kind of abnormal loads. The transport of abnormal loads with our advanced equipment requires a certain level of expertise and knowledge of the equipment, all the deviating regulatory requirements and of course a different style of driving on the road. The driver in open or abnormal transport must have expert knowledge and skills and always pay extra attention to the safe loading and unloading of rolling and crawling equipment. He must also take into consideration all the manufacturers’ conditions of use, the wishes of the machinery owners and/or rental companies.

Safe and efficient loading and unloading of the equipment when using a crane is important for the best possible and safest way of loading the vehicle.

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Target group and admission requirements

Drivers and persons who will be loading and unloading their loads and at times have to secure and/or guide loads.

  • NB – Anyone securing or escorting loads at petrochemical companies must be in possession of the TCT W-08 or the SOG ABVL or BVL certificate!
  • Trainees must not have any limitations regarding sight, hearing and motor skills.
  • During the practice sessions the trainees must wear safety boots class S 3, work gloves and an approved safety helmet.

Content of the training

The training consists of theoretical and practical courses.

During the theoretical course the following subjects are covered:

  • European regulations
  • Legal requirements
  • LMRA
  • Work permit, objective, method, and safety regulations
  • Types of lifting gear and certification, as well as rejection criteria
  • Choosing lifting gear to carry out a particular job
  • Concepts such as safe working load, the outside corner, distribution of forces and safety factors
  • Hand signals, use of the handheld radio or a combination of the two
  • Responsibilities of the parties
  • Methods and rules to safely secure the load


The practical course covers the following:

  • Checking the lifting gear before starting the job
  • Determine the right attachment points of the load
  • Choosing the correct lifting gear to lift the load
  • Consultation with the crane operator
  • Using hand and arm signals to the operator
  • Communication by means of a handheld radio
  • Loading a vehicle using a crane, where the driver guides the load
  • Carrying out a lifting job as a test

At the end of the training there is an examination and if they pass the trainees receive a diploma and certificate of competence in accordance with the Law on Working Conditions, which is valid for 5 years.

General information

Price € 299 per person excl. btw – excl. registration CCV.
Refresher course Code 95 7 hours
Duration of the training 1 day, includes exam.
Training locations All V-tas and Nooteboom locations
In Company From 4 candidates with an extra charge for the travel expenses of vehicle and instructor.
Number of trainees One candidate or more can sign up for the training.
Starting date For the actual starting date please refer to our agenda at If an appropriate date is not scheduled, a suitable solution can always be agreed upon.
Subsidy options V-TAS is a training centre approved by: SOOB – OOM – Colland – KMO Portefeuille.

Further information about the training

For further information about these or any other training courses, tailored advice, a quotation, registration and for any other questions you may have, please contact one of the specialists of the V-TAS-training centre.
They will be happy to help you to make the right choice or if required they will give you correct and up-to-date answers to your questions. To contact them please use the form below.

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