Global port training developed a Crane Operator Selection Test to assess skills and potential in an objective, scientific way! The test is used for candidate quay crane and mobile crane drivers. The crane driver assessment test evaluates the potential of candidates under varied circumstances and has a reliable predictive value.

The Crane Operator Selection Test, allows for an objective analysis of skills and potential of future crane operators. Terminal management uses the results to select the best candidates and give them an intensive training. The cranes, the interface between sea and land, will make or break performance and customer service! The difference between break-even and profit is often one move per hour per crane!

A lot of modern machinery and vehicles are operated and piloted by means of “joy-sticks”. The proper use requires specific skills of the operator/driver and thus results in a unique and intense training.Assessing the operator/drivers’ potential before launching such an intense and costly training is an absolute must for both employer as well as employee, in fact an undisputable assessment tool for effective and productive use of joysticks is required. Especially for crane-operators the hand-eye-foot coordination is a crucial feature to determin the training path. Global Port Training offers this tool – an hand-eye-coordination-test – a test that immediately analyses and compares the operators’ results by means of a dedicated database. All movements the operator makes during the test are measured and recorded meticulously offering ample assessment options.

The time frame in which the test is executed is important, but the amplitude of its correctness provides elements for detailed analysis and insight into the operators/drivers’ potential.The test also provides the additional option for surfacing the invisible added value of the operator/driver, an extra asset for his further career.

The quest for new but efficient operators/drivers is significantly facilitated by this test, and advantages for terminal operators are obvious:

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  • Detailed insight in the required training program per operator: cost and time are known
  • Get a view on expected performance based on skills measured
  • Improve safety
  • Improve quality of service
  • Better care for machines because of smooth operating


and last but not least: comply and exceed customer requirements in terms of turnaround time and quality.

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