Overhead travelling crane authorisations and their categories

Operating cranes requires adequate preparation. For this purpose, it is necessary to crane courseThe programme provides information on the construction and correct operation of equipment. The course ends with an examination before a committee of the Office of Technical Inspection. After passing the exam, the trainee obtains a licence for cranes.

The Office of Technical Inspection distinguishes two categories of authorisations for crane operators. Category I S is the highest and also includes authorisations which can be obtained in category II S. With a UDT certificate for overhead travelling cranes, you can also operate hoists, winches, stationary workshop cranes.

UDT authorisation categories for cranes:

  • II S - overhead travelling cranes, hoists and winches operated from the working level and mobile workshop cranes
  • I S - overhead travelling cranes, hoists and winches operated from the working level or from a cabin, and mobile workshop cranes

How long is the crane licence valid for?

Overhead crane authorisations granted by the UDT are perpetual. This means that there is no need to renew or verify them.

It is absolutely forbidden to operate equipment such as cranes without a licence. Using the equipment without the knowledge provided by the UDT courses can end up in dangerous situations that may endanger the health and life of the operator and bystanders.

We invite you to take a course on cranes in our Centre - with us the price is always attractive. We operate in the city of Warsaw and other cities in Poland.

Legal basis:

  • Act of 21 December 2000 on technical supervision (Journal of Laws No. 122, item 1321, as amended) as amended.
  • Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 7 December 2012 on types of technical devices subject to technical supervision (Journal of Laws 2012 No. 0 item 1468), issued on the basis of Article 5(2) of the Act on Technical Supervision.
  • Ordinance of the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of 30 October 2018 on the technical conditions of technical supervision in the operation, repair and modernisation of material handling equipment (Journal of Laws 2018 item 2176).

More information:

Operator approval


Operating overhead cranes


Overhead crane authorisations


Crane Performance Check


Handling of hazardous situations


Overhead crane course