UKCG recognises ALLMI Training12 October 2012 by Clare Buck, tutor, BPP University College
The primary UK contractor's association recently agreed to recognise the operator card and training program produced by ALLMI, The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers.
United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) members account for £33bn worth of construction turnover in the UK annually.
In the effort to improve health and safety for its members, the group's health and safety committee decided to approve ALLMI training.
David Lambert, health and safety advisor for the UKCG, explained that the group recognized that ALLMI's scheme was used by wide range of lorry loader services suppliers and contractors.
ALLMI CEO, Tom Wakefield, said, "We're extremely pleased with the UKCG's decision to recognise the ALLMI card, which we believe reflects the quality of ALLMI training and its credibility within the industry.
"The uptake of the ALLMI scheme has increased significantly over recent years and the news that our training will now reach even further into the construction sector was gratefully received by our members, as they all share a passion to see standards continually raised in relation to the safe use of lorry loaders.
"This is a significant step in the relationship between ALLMI and UKCG, and we look forward to further strengthening our ties in the months and years to come."