Demand for Online Manager Training
With a new online format available (Appointed Person and Thorough Examiner only), ALLMI has experienced a recent boost in demand for its Manager courses, as companies across the lorry loader industry look to bolster their compliance with the requirements of PUWER 9.2:
"Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such may entail and precautions to be taken."
One such company is Hill & Smith t/a Hardstaff Barriers, which recently put a team of senior staff through the ALLMI AP Manager course. General Manager SHEQ, Nick Wills, comments: “Safety and standards are paramount for Hill & Smith; they’re part of our culture and are entrenched in everything we do. It was, therefore, a logical move for us to adopt ALLMI’s manager courses, as this type of training plays an important role in our ongoing review of good practice, allowing the company’s management to continually develop greater empathy of the challenges faced by front-line staff.”
ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, comments “The one-day manager courses are abbreviated, attendance-based (i.e. no assessments) versions of our standard training programmes, covering all of the same topics and, in some cases, also including a practical element. As well as assisting a company’s compliance with the requirements of PUWER 9.2, the courses provide managers with an improved understanding of the technical, legislative and operational issues for which they are responsible, and the knock-on effect of this is that standards are then raised throughout the business.”
He continues “Due to the solely classroom-based nature of the Appointed Person and Thorough Examiner versions, these two manager courses are currently available online. This format has proved to be extremely popular this year, as it obviously enables social distancing and eliminates travel costs, whilst not detracting from the quality or benefits of the training.”
ALLMI provides the following courses for managers:
- Lorry Loader Operator
- Slinger / Signaller
- Crane Supervisor
- Appointed Person
- Thorough Examiner
Please contact ALLMI for further details.