What is a HIAB?
HIAB is a popular brand name for a Lorry Mounted Crane. This machine is a great alternative to a crane as it can be driven between work sites on the same day.
A common question we see is, 'what is the difference between lorry-mounted crane training and HIAB training?' There is no difference between Lorry-Mounted Crane Training and HIAB training because, as mentioned, HIAB has become a popular term for lorry-mounted crane training. Both sets of training will teach students how to load and unload from the back of a vehicle with a lorry-mounted crane attached.
Our HIAB certificate is valid to be applied for cranes up to 20 tonnes/metres., training is also available on larger machines. Speak to our course advisors for more information.
View our Novice ALLMI, Experienced Operator ALLMI or Refresher ALLMI.
What does HIAB training involve?
Our training is comprehensive and teaches clients to properly load and unload from the back of a vehicle that has a lorry-mounted crane attached. Accidents may occur if this sort of equipment is used without proper training, so it is vital a course is taken.
We have courses that are suitable for all different levels of ability and experience, all of which give you the skills and knowledge you need to safely and securely operate a HIAB and gain your licence. Additionally, we have a wide range of attachments available for you to learn.
If you take a HIAB course with 2 Start, you'll be taught by an experienced professional who will do everything they can to help you become a qualified HIAB operator.
What attachments can I be trained on?
We have a variety of attachments available for you to be trained on, which include:
- Brick Grab
We have courses that will provide training on only one attachment, or alternatively, we have courses that will teach candidates how to use both Brick Grab and Hook.
What does remote HIAB mean? A driver can also use a remote HIAB, which is when you use a remote chest pack instead of using the controls on the side of the machine. our training will certify you to use both.
What is the difference between ALLMI and ITSSAR accreditations?
HIAB qualifications are available in 2 varieties, ALLMI and ITSSAR, with ALLMI being the most recognised within the lorry loader industry and is CSCS approved, meaning it is able to deliver to construction sites. ITSSAR is widely recognised within the general haulage industry, focusing on mechanical handling equipment and is slightly more economical. Although, both courses have their own merit and are valuable to complete.
What is TOPS?
TOPS, stands for the Trained Operator Passport Scheme and was introduced by ITSSAR. This system is a comprehensive database which shows all a driver’s training qualifications.
This system shows a driver’s competence on different vehicles, so can help to prevent accidents by only allowing skilled drivers to use the equipment.
What locations can I complete my HIAB training at?
If you are looking for HIAB training courses near you, then read on.
2 Start currently offers ALLMI HIAB, Slinger, and Crane training in Southampton, Portsmouth, Reading, and Worthing. The locations of these depots give us good coverage of the Hampshire, Berkshire, and West Sussex regions, as well as allow us to cater to students in the surrounding areas.
We have worked hard to ensure our training depots meet and surpass the highest standards available anywhere else! Here at 2 Start, we pride ourselves on our depots and the level of customer service and training that is provided by our staff. Our priority is to ensure our students have the best experience possible and that they have the best opportunity to pass their training the first time of asking!
Our training facilities
Those candidates who opt to complete their HIAB training at one of our depots will have access to industry-leading training facilities, including air-conditioned classrooms for theory training and extremely spacious warehouse facilities.
All our depots have more than enough space to complete your HIAB training in undisturbed and dedicated areas, including on-site reversing facilities. We work hard to ensure that all of our depots are kept clean and tidy to give our students a safe and comfortable training environment.
Complete training at your site!
We can give our students the opportunity to complete their HIAB training at their own sites and use their own equipment.
There are a number of requirements that must be met before any training can take place at your site.
What is the price for HIAB training?
The price of your ALLMI HIAB training will depend on which of our courses you complete, with those courses that take longer to complete or that include more than one attachment costing more.
It is recommended that those who have little to no experience operating a HIAB complete one of our Novice courses, which give you all the skills and knowledge you need to gain your licence.
Different HIAB courses take different amounts of time to complete, depending on which of our training courses you decide to choose.
Below are our most popular HIAB training courses:
- HIAB Novice ALLMI (Clamshell Attachment) - From £785
- HIAB Experienced Operator ALLMI - From £495
- HIAB Refresher ALLMI - From £495
Do HIAB courses count towards CPC?
Yes, when completing one of our HIAB training courses, 7 hours of CPC training can be included for an additional charge.
To ensure your HIAB training counts towards your CPC, make sure the course you select gives you the option to add this addition. If there is no option to add CPC hours to your course, then this training will not count towards any CPC hours.