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2022 Milestones

ALLMI has reached a series of milestones in 2022 for its App, Crane Supervisor training and Thorough Examiner course.

ALLMI App - 5 years

Released five years ago, the ALLMI App has solidified its position as an invaluable industry aid. Impressive demand has continued year on year, with uptake increasing by 20% YTD in 2022, and thousands of industry stakeholders now use the App to assist them in their day-to-day roles.   

Key to the App’s popularity is its range of calculator tools, aimed at those planning lifting operations or carrying out Thorough Examinations.  Lift planning tools allow the following to be calculated / established:

  • Whether a lift falls into the hired and managed or contract lift category, and whether a site visit is required in advance of the operation.
  • Vertical loads placed on stabiliser legs.
  • Pad sizes required for a particular lifting operation.
  • Sling selection when handling cabins or containers.
  • The sail effect of wind on a given load.

Thorough Examiner tools facilitate calculations for overload, stability and sink rate tests, as well as RCI / RCL calibration. 

The ALLMI App is free of charge, compatible with iOS and Android operating systems, and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play store. 

Crane Supervisor Course – 10 Years

Celebrating 10 years since its launch in 2012, ALLMI’s Crane Supervisor course has arguably become the industry’s leading training programme for those carrying out this role within a lorry loader lifting team. 

The Crane Supervisor controls the lifting operation and is responsible for ensuring that it is carried out in accordance with the Appointed Person’s safe system of work. The ALLMI course equips those looking to fulfil this role with the required technical and legislative knowledge, as well as a high level of practical skills, and therefore also assists employers in meeting their obligations under BS7121 Part 4.

Along with ALLMI’s Lorry Loader Operator, Appointed Person and Manager courses, the Crane Supervisor training had its strongest ever year in 2021 and this growth looks set to continue, with uptake ahead YTD in 2022.  

Thorough Examiner Course - 15 Years

Thorough Examination and Load Testing are fundamental to the safe use of lorry loaders, and since its launch in 2007 the ALLMI course has been widely regarded as the most credible and effective training available for these activities.  However, despite its recognition and near record demand in 2021, in line with ALLMI’s ethos of continual improvement a major revision of the course is underway. 

ALLMI Technical Manager, Keith Silvester, comments “We will ensure that the course continues to lead the way in terms of reflecting industry good practice, product evolution, Standards, and legislation.  To this end, we have been working closely with our Technical Standards Committee and will carry out further consultation over the coming months to explore a series of developments.  Course content will be further improved, as will documentation and methods of delivery, all of which will directly benefit ALLMI’s manufacturer / service company members, as well as having a positive impact on the wider industry.”