ALLMI works with the UK Health and Safety Executive to promote the interests of lorry loader related businesses and good standards of lorry loader use and manufacture.

During this year’s Vertikal Days, the UK crane event in June, ALLMI and CPA held a seminar to launch the printed publication ‘Best Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders’.

The UK government commissioned the guide to clarify the requirements of BS7121 Part 4: 2010, the new British Standard for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders released in February this year.

The DVD version explains BS7121 Part 4: 2010 through a series of courses.

After an introduction explaining the best practice for coordinating a lifting plan, it shows the specific steps and operating tips for lorry loader operators in different sectors.

It explains three applications including builders merchants, utilities, and hook, each instruction course containing a menu with five 6–10 minute modules.

The films demonstrate how to safely use lorry loaders in these three common applications, by enhancing awareness of common hazards, such as complex loads and difficult environments where there may be power lines or other hazards.

It advises how to examine a crane for defects before use, sitting the loader, configuration for safe travel and tips for operation. Operational instruction covers slinging, test lifting, boom positioning and remote control use.

ALLMI emphasises that the DVD, for sale on its website, is intended to complement formal training as a visual aide rather than be used on its own.

On a second disc enclosed with the DVD, ALLMI provides the following documents:

• Practice questions to ensure understanding

• ALLMI / CPA Best Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Lorry Loaders

• CPA Best Practice Guide for Work at Height Whilst Loading and Unloading Transport

• Annex L of the ALLMI / CPA Best Practice Guide – Telephone Enquiry Form

• Method statement template

• Toolbox talk template

• ALLMI pre-operational check sheet

• Product familiarisation documentation

• LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA, MHSWR and the associated ACoPs