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The recent BPG working group meeting

ALLMI / CPA Best Practice Guide Update

An eclectic group of industry experts, representing numerous lorry loader sectors, recently got together for the second revision meeting of the ALLMI CPA Best Practice Guide (BPG) for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders.

Endorsed by a wide range of leading organisations, the BPG is a highly regarded, pan-industry document that provides guidance on an array of lorry loader activities and aims to expand upon the requirements of BS7121 Part 4.

ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, comments “With the Best Practice Guide reaching its 10-year anniversary in 2020, there is a need to bring the document further up to date in terms of product development and industry practices. In addition, the impending revision of BS7121 Part 4 means that a full review of the Guide is perfectly timed.”

He continues “The document is an incredibly useful industry resource, covering a wide range of topics, including planning, personnel, training, siting, safe operation, maintenance, inspection and thorough examination. However, as well as updating and enhancing any applicable sections, new material is being developed on subjects such as hybrid lifts, lifting team monitoring, medical fitness, and tag lines, to name but a few, making the Guide an even more important source of advice.”

ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, adds “The revision is progressing well and once we’re further along in the process, a draft will be made available for public comment. We would, therefore, encourage stakeholders to contact us, should they wish to register their interest in this phase of the project, as it’s an ideal opportunity to have input into a publication that will continue to shape good practice throughout the lorry loader industry.”

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