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Online Courses Now Available

In the interests of maintaining our range of industry services to every extent possible during the Coronavirus outbreak, ALLMI Appointed Person (AP) courses have recently been made available online.

Training dates can be found here and additional courses can be arranged upon request. For further information, please contact ALLMI.

For those who are not aware, it is worth noting the following rules regarding the Government's Job Retention Scheme:
‘Furloughed employees can engage in training, as long as in undertaking the training the employee does not provide services to, or generate revenue for, or on behalf of their organisation. Furloughed employees should be encouraged to undertake training.'

Please ensure that you check any issues relating to training for furloughed employees with your Human Resources dept. / advisor.

Find out how our on-site courses are staying Covid-19 safe.

The ALLMI Appointed Person (AP) course is the only accredited AP training programme in the UK to be dedicated to lorry loader lifting operations. The course is fully compliant with the requirements of the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and BS7121 Part 4: 2010.

The course is either two or three days in duration (depending on experience), with candidates also having the option of attending an additional Foundation course beforehand, if they feel the extra tuition is required.
Click here to see a list of the AP training course modules.

Upon completion of the training, candidates undergo a range of assessments which are designed to establish their competence as an AP. Assessments include:

  • Questions on health and safety legislation, lorry loaders, slinging / signalling, the role / responsibilities of an AP and the considerations / requirements of lift planning.
  • Questions on the selection of slings and the calculation of slinging angles.
  • Preparation of a method statement / lifting plan (including preparation of a suitable drawing) based on a randomly selected scenario.

As well as on-going support from ALLMI, successful candidates receive a range of electronic documents that will assist them in their role as an AP. Successful candidates also receive an identity card and certificate, and are registered on the ALLMI database.
Click here to see the ALLMI identity card and certificate. The identity card and certificate are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments need to be undertaken.

The strength and quality of ALLMI’s AP training course comes from the experience and knowledge of its AP Working Group members. The Working Group is made up of representatives from a variety of the UK’s leading training providers and fleet owners, as well as the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

The ALLMI AP course is approved by CSCS.