Denmark has confirmed that it is formally recognising the European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) following a series of meetings and consultations.

As a result, any ECOL-qualified crane operator will be able to obtain a Danish crane operators’ licence on production of their ECOL status without the need for any further training or testing.

ECOL supervisory board member Klaus Meissner said: “This is very good news indeed. Standards in Denmark are very strict and carefully supervised by the authorities there, and if they are happy to support ECOL, that should help persuade other national regulatory bodies to follow suit.

“The potential for ECOL both to raise safety standards and increase efficiency right across Europe is not in question and we look forward to further developments in the near future.”