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Cranes & Access

Kinshofer
Atlas
The Resources Group
Latest News
ALLMI Partners with the Energy Networks Association

ALLMI has recently partnered with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) in order to help promote its ‘Look Out, Look Up!’ campaign. Seeking to raise awareness of the risks involved with working near overhead power lines and educating stakeholders in adopting safe practices, ‘Look Out, Look Up!’ is aimed primarily at lorry drivers, including operators of loader cranes, and so partnership with ALLMI was a logical step in communicating the message far and wide.

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New ALLMI Marketing Officer

ALLMI recently announced the appointment of its new ‘Marketing Officer’, Fiona Parnell. Parnell joins the Association with a wealth of marketing expertise, having held a host of managerial positions over a 20-year period for a range of leading businesses.

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ALLMI Membership Meetings Review

Held on 17th October at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, ALLMI’s membership meetings proved to be a huge success, experiencing an excellent turnout and seeing all corners of the lorry loader industry strongly represented.

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ALLMI Membership Audits

Did you know that ALLMI is one of the few leading Trade Associations within the UK that audits its members, both at the point of application and then periodically thereafter?

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CPD Supports Training Growth

It looks like it could be another record year for ALLMI’s operator course, with YTD training levels up by 8% compared to the same period in 2018.

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Crane Supervisor & Appointed Person Course Updates

ALLMI has recently released comprehensive updates for both its Crane Supervisor and Appointed Person (AP) courses.

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Management Training – PUWER 9.2

ALLMI’s range of one-day manager courses continues to be sought after, with companies across the lorry loader industry looking to bolster their compliance with the requirements of PUWER 9.2.

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2020 Course Dates

ALLMI recently released its new course dates schedule for 2020. Being the UK’s only accrediting body to provide specialist training for each member of the lorry loader lifting team, as well as engineers, instructors and managers, ALLMI’s courses are approved by CSCS and delivered to the highest standard.

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Thorough Examiner Course Revision

The importance of ALLMI’s Thorough Examiner course continues to be underlined, with the Association experiencing 13% growth in demand during its last financial year, as well as a further 10% rise for 2019/20 YTD.

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Thorough Examiner Competency

Who can be considered competent to carry out a Thorough Examination? The LOLER ACoP defines a competent person as having “such appropriate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience of the lifting equipment to be thoroughly examined as will enable them to detect defects or weaknesses and to assess their importance in relation to the safety and continued use of the lifting equipment.”

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What Should a Report of Thorough Examination Contain?

The information contained within a Report of Thorough Examination should meet the requirements of Schedule 1 of the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.  However, a perennial concern of ALLMI members is the quality of documentation being issued within the wider lorry loader industry, because, in many given cases, such Reports fail to comply.

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Best Practice Guide Revision

ALLMI and the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) will soon revise their Best Practice Guide (BPG) for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders, with the document’s first review meeting being scheduled for late November.

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Market Statistics Released

ALLMI recently released its loader crane industry sales statistics for the first half of this year. The figures show an impressive industry performance, with strong sales across a range of sectors and overall growth against the same period last year.

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New Calculator Tools for ALLMI App

ALLMI has recently released the latest update to its industry recognised App.  New developments include tools for Thorough Examiners, which facilitate calculations for overload, stability and sink rate tests, as well as RCI / RCL calibration.

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Bangor University Affiliation

ALLMI has recently formed links with Bangor University, to facilitate contact between Engineering students and the Association’s member companies.   

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Membership Growth Doubles in 2019

ALLMI’s membership continues to rapidly expand, with YTD new member registrations more than double the level for the same period in 2018.   

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Course Developments 2019

The Association’s productive year continues, with a raft of updates being made to a range of ALLMI courses.

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ALLMI CoP Reminder

Launched in February this year, the new ALLMI Code of Practice (CoP) contains the Statement of Commitment that the Association’s members sign up to, confirming they will work in accordance with applicable standards and legislation, manufacturer guidelines, ALLMI guidance documents and good practice; as well as verifying employee training and safety, and the highest levels of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

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BSI Distributor Status for ALLMI

ALLMI has recently formed an agreement with the British Standards Institution (BSI), which sees it become an official Distributor for the organisation.

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