Professional training operating standard for lorry loader operation


Experienced Operator
1 Day
Maximum of 4 delegates

Novice Course
2 Days
Maximum of 4 delegates

1 Day
Maximum of 4 delegates

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The ALLMI Slinger/Signaller Course content is very comprehensive. This enables cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger / Signaller duties with any type of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders. The Slinger / Signaller Course consists of 13 modules. The course direction is one day for experienced candidates and a minimum of two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a course. Both courses culminate in a written and practical examination.

Assessment Process

The assessment process is set by ALLMI Ltd and administered by the instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessment consists of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform his / her duties as a Slinger / Signaller safely and efficiently.

Experienced / Refreshers one day courses

All one-day ALLMI Lorry Loader Operator or Slinger / Signaller courses candidates having over 15 hours’ experience in the last 12 months, will now also be a required to provide evidence of previous accredited training (in-house training will not be accepted) for the course being applied for. In addition to the ALLMI card, accrediting bodies are: AITT; CPCS; ITSSAR; Lantra; NPORS; RTITB. (Others may be accepted.) No Card can be more than 6 months out of date

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate and will be registered on the ALLMI database. The certificate and identity card are valid for five years after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Slinger / Signaller manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

HSE Approval

All ALLMI Courses can qualify for training hours towards Driver CPC periodic training including the Slinger/Signaller course.

(Updated 12th January 2024).

ALLMI Training

The strength of ALLMI training comes from the technical training knowledge on it’s Training Standards Committee. The Committee is made up for training and technical professionals from all the major loader crane manufacturers and importers within the UK. In addition, the Health and Safety Executive is represented. The Committee develops, consults upon and maintains all the training standards set by ALLMI. ALLMI Operator training is the UK’s only lorry loader training programme to be commended by the Health & Safety Executive

ALLMI’s core aims are:

  • To promote the safe use of lorry loaders.
  • To ensure that the Association is involved in the formulation of any legislation which affects the industry’s interests.
  • To promote compliance with training requirements embodied in current legislation.
  • ALLMI has members drawn from all parts of the industry, including manufacturers / importers, service agents, ancillary equipment manufacturers / suppliers and fleet owners.
  • All members share the same objective of promoting safe use and best practice.


The ALLMI Operator Course consists of 15 modules and is either one or two days in duration (depending on whether the candidate is a novice or experienced operator).