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ALLMI has recently released its new ‘Lift Planning Calculator’. Developed for use by trained and competent Appointed Persons, the tool facilitates a range of calculations to assist with the lift planning process, covering issues such as stabiliser loadings, mat sizes, rated capacity utilisation, permissible wind speeds and sling selection.

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Applications for ALLMI membership have soared since the turn of the Association’s current financial year, with levels increasing eight-fold compared to the same period in 2020.

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The importance and standing of the ALLMI scheme continue to be underlined, with the Association experiencing a 70% YTD increase in demand for training compared to 2020, and, in the case of many courses, training levels are even exceeding those experienced in 2019. 

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Following a recent enquiry from the wider industry, ALLMI’s Technical Standards Committee has reconfirmed the Association’s long-held position on welding repairs to loader cranes and attachments: any weld on a loader crane or attachment structure (or component) should only be undertaken if it is approved by the manufacturer and is in accordance with their given welding specification.

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During ALLMI’s most recent Technical Standards Committee meeting, the use of lorry loaders for the Grapple Saw application was discussed at length. This meeting was attended by a number of manufacturers, as well as a representative from the HSE, and the general consensus was that the use of Grapple Saws with lorry loaders created at least two possible hazards:

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