News Archive

2023 Milestones

2023 sees a series of milestones reached by ALLMI and the lorry loader industry.

Safe Use of Remote Controls Campaign - 10 Years

ALLMI’s 2022 market statistics demonstrate the ever-growing popularity of remote controls, which bring many benefits to lorry loader operation. However, it is important to remember that potential hazards can be created if they are used incorrectly, an issue that led to ALLMI launching its ‘Safe Use of Remote Controls’ campaign material in 2013. 

10 years on and continuing to be widely adopted throughout the lorry loader industry, the freely available guidance includes a web-based video, an information leaflet aimed at operators and their immediate supervisors, and a ready-made toolbox talk template.

To access these resources, please click here or download the ALLMI App from the Apple or Google Play store. 

BS 7121-2-4:2013 - 10 Years

Publication of the ‘Code of practice for the safe use of cranes - Part 2-4: Inspection, maintenance and thorough examination - Loader cranes’. Previously generic to all crane types, BS 7121-2 was split into sub-parts in 2013, providing the lorry loader industry with its own specific Standard for inspection, maintenance and thorough examination.

EN 12999 - 20 Years

In 2003, the first version of EN 12999 was published, providing a means of conformity with the Essential Health & Safety Requirements of the Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.  This version introduced the requirements for slew restrictions / slew limitation systems and platform protection envelopes for stand-up controls.    

Having undergone six revisions or amendments since that time and with a further update currently underway, the Standard has been essential in improving loader crane design and safety.  

LOLER & PUWER - 25 Years

1998 saw the implementation of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).  Both had a significant impact on the lorry loader industry, covering requirements for issues such as checking equipment, lift planning and thorough examination. 

ALLMI Operator Training - 30 Years

30 years ago, ALLMI launched its first training course for lorry loader operators.  This programme was the forerunner for the current ALLMI accreditation system, which was subsequently established in 2001 and, today, plays a leading role in supporting the safe operation of lorry loaders.