Lorry Loader and Slinger/Signaller

Novice LL Course

1 Day Direct Learning
1 Day On-Site Practical

Maximum of 2 delegates

Novice SS Course

1 Day Direct Learning
1 Day On-Site Practical

Maximum of 4 delegates

All Refresher and Experienced Operator Courses

1 Day Direct Learning
1 Day On-Site Practical

Maximum of 4 delegates


We provide accredited training for all our 1 day and 2 day courses using ‘ZOOM’. All the candidates will be linked to a virtual classroom prior to the start of the course. A course password will be sent and you will be able to access via our D Learning login page, which contains all the details needed to link on the day.  You can use any computer but it must have a camera and a microphone linked to it. It is even possible to use your mobile phone.

Direct Learning section

The Direct Learning section of the course is around 7 hours for the Novice Courses. You will need to be seated in an area that is quiet and where you are not likely to be disturbed. In the virtual classroom, you will be expected to participate in any discussions and answer questions etc – in fact, it is just like being in a real classroom. The bulk of the virtual classroom course is guided by the use of an ALLMI PowerPoint presentation which you will be able to see clearly and interact with if you want to. You will also be able to chat with the other candidates in the ‘room’.  You will also find on your relevant ‘Zoom’ link course page an attachment to various downloads. These will help with your understanding of the finer details raised by the ALLMI PowerPoint presentation. They will be needed during the presentation and referred to by the Instructor. Your specific ‘Zoom’ day will be recorded and will be available for you to download for a minimum of 28 days following your course.

It will be pre-arranged that the next day the same instructor who took the Distance Learning course will visit the company. He will arrange to do the written theory test as a group first.

Day 2

On the 2-day lorry loader operators course, the individual practical test element of each candidate will then be done. This will always include pre-operational checking of the crane equipment and its recording. Safe to use it is then followed by a separate test showing the operators ability to work logically when setting up and putting away the crane equipment along with an accurate and safe operating procedure when using the lorry loader. It is a full 7 hours for the Novice course.

If you are doing a 2-day slinger/signaller course, after the written test and affirmation of any points of interest raised doing the previous days ‘Zoom’, a practical test will be organised along with the practical application of hand signals and sling use. This visit would be expected to be a minimum of around 5+ hours for the Novice courses.

COVID-19  Compliance after 16th August 2021

If you need social distancing as part of your COVID-19 commitment to your workforce then we are also able by arrangement, to split Refresher & Experienced operator courses (both lorry loader & slinger/signaller) over 2 days using Zoom with the theory section on the first day. There is no extra charge for this. Please ring or arrange a Zoom appointment on the Contact Us page if you need more information.

You could also arrange a try of Zoom by getting in-touch or drop us an email: office@hiabtraining.uk

Course Completion

At the successful completion of each course, each candidate will be left with the ALLMI course manual and a valid temporary certificate to operate for 6 months. This is to cover the time it will take to generate the ID Card/Certificate. That is valid for 5 years from the day of the test.

(Updated 19th July 2021).

ALLMI Training

The strength of ALLMI training comes from the technical training knowledge on it’s Training Standards Committee. The Committee is made up for training and technical professionals from all the major loader crane manufacturers and importers within the UK. In addition, the Health and Safety Executive is represented. The Committee develops, consults upon and maintains all the training standards set by ALLMI. ALLMI Operator training is the UK’s only lorry loader training programme to be commended by the Health & Safety Executive.

ALLMI’s core aims are:

  • To promote the safe use of lorry loaders.
  • To ensure that the Association is involved in the formulation of any legislation which affects the industry’s interests.
  • To promote compliance with training requirements embodied in current legislation.
  • ALLMI has members drawn from all parts of the industry, including manufacturers / importers, service agents, ancillary equipment manufacturers / suppliers and fleet owners.
  • All members share the same objective of promoting safe use and best practice.
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The ALLMI Operator Course consists of 15 modules and is either one or two days in duration (depending on whether the candidate is a novice or experienced operator).

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This comprehensive ALLMI course enables cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger/Signaller duties with any type of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders.