HIAB & Tipper Training Courses

Our range of ALLMI accredited courses which are the most widely recognised in both the UK and the lorry loader industry. Our range of ALLMI courses are perfect for new or existing HIAB operators either looking to train to join the industry or to simply refresh their licence & skills. We can offer on our three Lorry mounted cranes - Brick Grab, Hook and Clamshell attachments up to 20ton, if you would like over 20ton this can be completed using your HIAB.
Specialist crane solutions, like Overhead Gantry cranes are used by several industries but require a different type of operator training to other cranes. Our Overhead Gantry crane courses are held at your premises using your equipment so you are trained on the Overhead Gantry crane that you will likely use and operate. The training will provide you with the hands-on experience and confidence you need to safely operate a Gantry crane.
Our Slinger Signaller courses are ALLMI accredited and provide comprehensive training and hands-on practical experience to help you train to become a certified Slinger Signaller. Our courses are designed for those new to the industry and those who are experienced but require a refresher.
Our tipper training course is designed for a mix of industry sectors including the trades, waste collection, aggregates, asphalt, and many others. This course will provide the tipper lorry driver the health & safety coupled with the practical training required to safely operate a tipper truck.
What is the price for HIAB / Lorry Mounted Crane training?

There are two types of HIAB qualifications available; ALLMI and ITSSAR. There are then three different courses available for both qualifications; novice, experienced operator and refresher. To see the prices, click here for Novice ALLMIExperienced Operator ALLMI or  Refresher ALLMI.

The price of your HIAB, Slinger and Crane Training will vary depending on which of our courses that you opt to complete, with different courses being better suited to different experience and confidence levels.

What is the difference between Lorry Mounted Crane training and HIAB training?

Hiab training teaches candidates how to load and unload from the back of a vehicle that has a lorry mounted crane attached. There is no difference between the two, Hiab is a popular brand name and has become synonymous with lorry mounted cranes.

What is the difference between ALLMI and ITSSAR accreditations?

ALLMI are the most recognised organisation within the lorry loader industry. ITSSAR are widely recognised within the general haulage industry focusing on mechanical handling equipment. The main differences being costs of the courses with ITSSAR being slightly more economical then the ALLMI accredited courses. However, ALLMI is CSCS approved meaning it is able to deliver to construction sites.

What does remote HIAB mean?

Remote means you use a remote chest pack to operate the crane rather than using the controls on the side of the machine. When training on our HIAB you will be certificated for both.

What attachments will I be trained on?

The basic training course will cover the use of the hook attachment. Additional attachments are available, Brick Grab, Clam Shell (also known as a bucket) and Pallet Lifter. Training for attachments is additional to the course and can be added on at request.

What weight of crane will I be able to operate?

Using our HIAB means your certificate will be valid for cranes up to 20 tonnes/meters. Training is also available on larger machines, speak to our course advisors for more information.

What location can I do the HIAB training in?

We have depots in Portsmouth, Reading and Worthing that can all provide HIAB, Slinger and Crane Training. We can also bring a HIAB vehicle to your site anywhere in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Overhead Gantry Training

The Overhead Gantry Crane course content is as follows:

  • Operating the crane safely in accordance with the manufacturers handbook and demonstrate knowledge of the concepts set out in the Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Demonstrate a competent understanding of the crane’s controls and proper use of the lifting tackle.
  • Estimate/determine the weight of loads/centre of gravity
  • Use appropriate crane signals and communications
  • Types of lifting tackle and their applications
  • Methods of slinging and lifting as well as an appreciation for the angles of a lift
  • Isolating faulty equipment/procedures for fault reporting
  • Methods to protect loads from damage
  • Attaching lifting equipment to slings/carrying out a test lift/how to plan a lift

If you have no experience a novice course will be two days for a maximum of four candidates.

Experienced Operators with no formal training certificate will require a day’s training for a maximum of four candidates.

Safety Refresher courses for those who already hold a certificate one day for a maximum of four.

Slinger Banksman Training

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger / Signaller duties with other types of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders.

The course duration is one day for experienced candidates and two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a course.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI Ltd and administered by the Instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple-choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties as a Slinger / Signaller safely and efficiently.

Upon successful completion of the course, every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate and will be registered on the ALLMI database.

The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Slinger / Signaller manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

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