Bridge and Gantry Cranes (BGC) Diploma

Bridge and Gantry Cranes (BGC) Diploma

This Diploma qualification is essential for anyone engaged in the testing, inspection, examination and repair/maintenance of bridge and gantry cranes.

This course replaces the previous Overhead Travelling Cranes (OTC) Advanced Programme. 


Instructor Led Training - 4 days

Instructor Led Zoom Training - 4 days


Maximum numbers: 

Instructor Led Training - 8 delegates

Zoom delivery - 12 delegates

Course Contents

  1. Working on site
  2. The examiners’ tools and equipment
  3. Types of examination
  4. Assessment criteria
  5. Preparation for a thorough examination
  6. Competency
  7. Rated Capacity Indicators and Rated Capacity Limiters (RCIs and RCLs)
  8. Load testing of cranes and supporting structures
  9. Chain and wire rope examination
  10. Hoist and trolley machinery
  11. Crane types
  12. Light crane systems
  13. Crane supporting structures
  14. Power feed systems

Delivery Options

  • e-Learning
  • Instructor Led Training at Huntingdon Training Centre
  • Instructor Led Zoom training
  • Instructor Led Training on your premises (members only)
  • Blended learning (members only)


  • Passed the LEEA Foundation or previous Part 1 Entry (P1E) course
  • You must be over 18 years old
  • You must be employed by a LEEA member or registered with us as an Individual Trainee

Courses available on request.

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