Crane Supervisor 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 Crane Supervisor. 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.

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:  Hydraulic & Safety Systems

The functioning of a basic hydraulic system and 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. The importance of checking to ensure all reports are current before proceeding.

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

Key considerations upon arrival at a delivery site, including typical hazards that might prevent loader operation.

Module 12:  Accessories & Attachments

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

Module 13:  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 14:  The Lift Plan

Elements that comprise a typical Lift Plan and how the document may vary depending on the complexity of the lifting operation.

Module 15:  Preparation for Assessment

Revision and practice to prepare candidates for the assessments.

Module 16:  Assessments

Delivery of the assessments, both theoretical and practical.

Module 17:  Final Administration & Candidate Feedback

Preparing course paperwork for submission to ALLMI and an opportunity for candidates to provide feedback on different elements of the course.