- The ALLMI scheme is fully compliant with the requirements of BS7121 Part 4: 2010 (the British Standard for lorry loaders) and is endorsed by the ALLMI / CPA Best Practice Guide (BPG) for the "Safe Use of Lorry Loaders". The BPG is endorsed by UKCG, SAFed, ConstructionSkills, the National Construction College, MPBA and HSE, and it can be downloaded free of charge from the ALLMI website.
- ALLMI is the only accrediting body to specialise in lorry loader training and it delivers the only operator programme to be written by the lorry loader industry for the lorry loader industry. ALLMI's training standards are developed and maintained by the ALLMI Training Committee, which consists of representatives from various UK loader crane manufacturers, importers, fleet owners and training companies, as well as HSE.
- ALLMI provides unequalled and comprehensive technical and legislative support for its accredited instructor network, as well as all operators carrying the ALLMI card. No other accrediting body is able to offer such specialist advice and guidance in relation to the safe use of lorry loaders.
- The quality and standard of ALLMI’s course documentation for both its instructors and operators cannot be rivalled. Instructors receive the ALLMI Instructor Manual, as well as a range of training aids, which assist them in delivering the highest standard of lorry loader training and assessment. Operators are issued with the ALLMI Operator Manual, which serves as a reference guide throughout their career.
- ALLMI is the only accrediting body to provide an Instructor Course which is geared specifically towards the delivery of lorry loader training.
- Quality, accredited and audited training forms the backbone of the ALLMI scheme, in addition to the rigorous assessment process that operators must successfully complete.
- ALLMI trains significantly more lorry loader operators per year than the next best known scheme.
- Due to the way in which the scheme is managed, the ALLMI programme provides employers with a comprehensive audit trail in relation to the training of operators, therefore providing essential support, should an accident occur involving lorry loader activities.
- ALLMI enjoys an excellent reciprocal working relationship with HSE. HSE has input into many of ALLMI's projects and standards and in turn, ALLMI assists HSE in communicating best practice and legislative requirements to industry. The ALLMI scheme is the only one of its type to have received the HSE's "Working in Partnership" commendation when these were issued. ALLMI operator training is also recognised by the UKCG and is included in its list of “Accepted Record Schemes”.
- ALLMI does not use NVQs or log books as part of its scheme, as it believes that the most appropriate way to assist employers in determining competence is to administer refresher training and assessment on a periodic basis, as endorsed by Annex B, section 8.6 of BS7121 Part 4: 2010.
Ian Berrill, Fleet Director for Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, comments "ALLMI is totally committed to best practice and as such, is ensuring that our operators stay both productive and safe. So far over 1000 members of our staff have successfully completed the ALLMI course."
Kevin Bennison, Training Manager for Emerson Crane Hire Ltd, comments "I’ve been involved with lifting operations for a number of years and although I consider myself to be a capable trainer, attending the ALLMI Instructor Course has increased my level of understanding and has also taken my teaching skills and adapted them perfectly towards delivering lorry loader training. Since achieving accreditation, I’ve been very impressed with ALLMI’s level of dedication to promoting lorry loader best practice and the support that they have given to me and our customers."