What is the Crane Auxiliary Lorry Mounted (CALM) Operator Course?

Aim of the Course

To train qualified MAN SV Drivers to be competent Crane Auxiliary Lorry Mounted (CALM) Operators. The course is delivered using the MAN SV 6Tonne Flat Platform vehicle fitted with a CALM crane.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Refer to CALM Instructor.

Entry Standards

  • Private and above or civilian instructional staff.
  • Must hold an authorised driving licence with a minimum full category C entitlement.
  • Must have completed Defence General Service Driver (DGSD) Module 1 or vehicle instructor equivalent.
  • Must have carried out driver conversion on either MAN SV 6, 9 or 15Tonne.


Four (4) working days, with ten (10) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

This course is primarily conducted outside in all weathers and will train students to competently and confidently operate a MAN SV vehicle fitted with CALM Mechanical Handling Equipment.

The maintenance of the vehicle and CALM is also covered during the course.

Qualifications Gained

MAN SV CALM Operator.


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