Appointed Person Training

Course Modules

Module 1:  Course Introduction

Introduction to ALLMI, its history and objectives. An overview of the course modules, aims and objectives, as well as the assessments to be undertaken.

Module 2:  Legislation

Legislation affecting lorry loaders, with emphasis on the role of the Appointed Person. The Standards that provide guidance on how to comply with the law.

Module 3:  Roles & Responsibilities

The different roles that make up the lifting team and the key responsibilities of each one. When it might be appropriate to combine more than one role in the same person.

Module 4:  Introduction to the Loader Crane

Lorry loader components and the function of a basic hydraulic system. Different configurations of lorry loader and control stations.

Module 5:  Rated Capacity

How the lorry loader’s rated capacity is calculated.

Module 6:  Safety Systems

The functioning of the safety systems required to be fitted to lorry loaders.

Module 7:  Pre-Operational Checks

The law surrounding pre-operational checks of lorry loaders and how such checks should be carried out and documented. Procedures for notifying faults, having repairs carried out and the importance of not using faulty machines.

Module 8:  Maintenance & Testing

The legal requirement for ongoing maintenance of lorry loaders and lifting accessories, as well as the requirements for thorough examination and testing. What should be contained in a Report of Thorough Examination.

Module 9:  Lift Categories

How the Appointed Person determines the complexity of the lifting operation, when a site survey might be required and how documentation for lifts of different complexities is typically prepared.

Module 10:  Assessing Loads

Key points to consider when determining the complexity of the load being lifted.

Module 11:  Siting the Lorry Loader

Typical hazards that might prevent loader operation. How stabiliser loadings and required mat sizes can be calculated. Sites of exceptional hazard, wind speed and sail effect of the load.

Module 12:  Site Surveys

When a site survey is appropriate and how these can be carried out.

Module 13:  Accessories & Attachments

Different types of lifting accessory and lorry loader attachment, and how they should be suitable for the load being lifted.

Module 14:  Slinging / Signalling

Key principles of safe use of different types of lifting accessory and the different methods of signalling, including industry-standard hand signals.

Module 15:  The Lifting Plan

Elements that comprise a typical Lift Plan and how the document may vary depending on the complexity of the lifting operation. The importance of carrying out and recording Lift Plan briefings.

Module 16:  Theory Assessment

Revision to prepare candidates, followed by the assessment.

Module 17:  Practical Assessment

Revision to prepare candidates, followed by the assessment.

Module 18:  Final Administration

Preparing course paperwork for submission to ALLMI.