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How to gain license to operate heavy machinery ?

The Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland offers training and education that grants you the right to operate heavy machinery. The course is both theoretical and practical and takes 3 days or 29 lessons with tests. The course is taught on weekdays from 8.30 to 17.30

The Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland offers training and education that grants you the right to operate heavy machineries. The course is both theoretical and practical and takes 3 days or 29 lessons with tests. The course is taught on weekdays from 8.30 to 17.30

 

Upon completion of courses students can go for vocational training with an employer in control and learn the handling of heavy machineries in the following categories:

  • Lift trucks with a lifting capacity of 10 tons or less
  • Tractors with equipment and smaller vehicles
  • Basket crane
  • Concrete pump
  • Steamroller Paver-finisher
  • Loading crane for vehicles with a lifting capacity of 18 tons or less 

 

After the training, students can take a practical test from the Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland. 

What are the age restrictions?

The age restrictions for gaining the heavy-machinery rights is 16 years for the basic course. Three months before your 17th birthday, you may begin your practical training under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

How do I sign up for the heavy machinery course?

The heavy machinery department of the Administration of occupational safety and health accepts applications via e-mail: hildur@ver.is or via the service desk phone number: (+354) 550-4699.

 

Article is written in cooperaton with Áttavitinn.is