Truck Loaders are an official training and assessment provider for the ALLMI Operator Course, the UK’s leading comprehensive training programme for lorry loading crane operators – and the only accreditation to be formally endorsed by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive).

What Is ALLMI?

ALLMI (the Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers & Importers) is the professional association and regulatory body for the lorry loader industry in the UK, setting and maintaining high standards of safety, quality and service delivery for all users of lorry loading cranes.

ALLMI Operator Training is recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and approved by Build UK.

Course Details

Our ALLMI Operator Course includes 15 theoretical and practical modules, covering all aspects of lorry loading crane operation – ranging from legislation, to preoperational checks, maintenance, lift attachments, stowage, control systems, safe operation, and more.

The course takes place over two days for entry-level and intermediate candidates, and as a one day intensive course for more experienced applicants.


The ALLMI Operator Training Course concludes with three assessments – two written theoretical tests and one practical demonstration. The written papers refer directly to the practical material of the course, and contain a mix of multiple-choice and essay-style questions.

The practical test gives the applicant the opportunity to demonstrate the theoretical and practical skills they have learnt on the course on a lorry loader they use in their day-to-day work. Both written and practical tests aim to reinforce safe working practices, increase workplace risk awareness, and increase efficiency and productivity.

All three assessments must be successfully passed to complete the course, and can be retaken if necessary.


On successful completion, the applicant is entered into the ALLMI Operator Database and is presented with their ALLMI membership card and certificate, stating the categories in which the operator is licensed.

(Different types of lorry loader and attachments – hoist, hook, clamshell, brick grab, pallet, auger – are organised under category numbers 1 to 7, and subsections A, B, C, D, E, or F. Categories apply to different weight classes and power sources e.g. Category 1C contains  electric or manual Lorry loaders with a weight capacity <20 tonnes, that use a hook attachment.)

Applicants are issued with a copy of the latest ALLMI Operator’s Manual, a useful reference work of best practices and technical information relating to all lorry loading equipment and tasks.

Accreditation is valid for five years, after which refresher training should be taken to renew the certificate.

Covid-Safe Training

We are happy to offer continued on site and theoretical training during the coronavirus pandemic – with every precaution taken to adhere to strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines. When undergoing training with Truck Loaders, you can be confident of a Covid-safe and compliant environment – with no compromises made on the quality or content of your course.

Our Covid-safe precautions include:

  • Availability of face masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser for all candidates and instructors
  • Social distancing of at least 2m maintained between course participants and their instructors
  • Thorough cleaning of training equipment and materials before and after every use
  • Online and ‘virtual classroom’ tuition for all theory modules

Find Out More

To find out more about our scheduled ALLMI Operator courses, or to book a group training course for your team, give one of our instructors a call today on 01773 836060, or click here to request more information.

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