Why train with 2Start?

  • We can come to you, or bring your crane to one of our yards.
  • 96% instructor ALLMI audit score.
  • 1 day or 2 day courses available.
  • We cover anywhere in the UK.

HIAB Novice ALLMI (Clamshell Attachment)

From: £785.00

Completing one of our Clamshell courses will give students category C4 on their ALLMI cards, allowing them to operate up to 20tm using a clamshell attachment.

The ALLMI HIAB novice course is held over 2 days and is ideal for candidates who have no HIAB / lorry mounted crane experience.

This course is available at all of our training depots, as well as being available to complete on-site at a customer’s premises, using their own clamshell attachment. This allows you to train on the equipment you will be using daily and allows us to give you the expertise on how to use it, covering the following.

Theory training & test
Practical training & test

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Course Info

ALLMI – Lorry Loader

The ALLMI Novice course is ideal for those who are completely new to the world of HIAB. This course will give you extensive knowledge on operating a lorry mounted crane. If you don’t have any previous HIAB training, then our novice course is the one for you!

The ALLMI Operator course consists of 15 modules (depending on whether the candidate is a novice or experienced operator). Both the one and two-day courses culminate in a written and practical examination.  ALLMI is notified (by our team) of all courses in advance of the training taking place.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI and administered by our instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple-choice and ‘open’ questions, as well as questions that relate specifically to the crane attachment being used.

The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to operate a lorry loader safely and efficiently. Not what you were looking for? We have a range of HIAB ALLMI courses available for you to book online now!



The ALLMI HIAB Novice (Clamshell Attachment) course is completed over a 2-day period.


The training day starts at 08:30 and finishes at 16:30 with a maximum of three students to one instructor ratio. This will enable the instructor with enough time to properly instruct operators on different types of lifts and to instruct students on the theory.


Upon successful completion of the course, every candidate will:

  • Receive an identity card and certificate, which are valid for five years, after which time a refresher course and assessment needs to be completed.
  • Be registered on the ALLMI Operator database.
  • Receive the ALLMI Operator’s manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

The identity card and certificate will show the categories for which the operator is licenced.

ALLMI Operator training is the UK’s only lorry loader training programme to be commended by the Health & Safety Executive. The programme is also recognised by Build UK and is referenced within the organisation’s official “Training Standard”.


Our HIAB Novice ALLMI (Clamshell Attachment) course is conducted off-site at your own location using your HIAB and Clamshell equipment with our instructor.

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Why train with 2Start?

  • We can come to you, or bring your crane to one of our yards.
  • 96% instructor ALLMI audit score.
  • 1 day or 2 day courses available.
  • We cover anywhere in the UK.